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Bert C. Barnes
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Birth: May 6, 1872
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1917
Proctor
Adair County
Oklahoma, USA

The Standard-Sentinel
Thursday, January 11, 1917
BARNES
Bert C. BARNES, of Proctor, committed suicide at his home last Thursday by shooting himself with a Winchester rifle.

While many reports are rife concerning the suicide, Mrs. BARNES is alleged to have said that upon coming home Thursday evening he announced his intention of committing suicide and said that "now was a good time." Frightened at her husband's utterances she ran from the house for a neighbor but had only gotten a short distance away when she heard the report of a gun.
Returning to the house she looked in the window to see her husband laying on the bed mortally wounded.
She hastily summoned assistance but BARNES was dead before anyone reached him.
Bert's first wife was Bea Chapman and second wife Ellen Reese.
Children by his first wife were: Clide, Auda, Burl and Lester. Another son Delbert who was in Dwights Mission was killed in a fire in January 1918 along with 12 other boys.
Bert live a pretty wild and reckless life according to some family members.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Marion Lafayette Barnes (1843 - 1922)
  Sarah Ellen Lesley Barnes (1844 - 1906)
 
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The Standard-Sentinel

Thursday, January 11, 1917

BARNES

Bert C. BARNES, of Proctor, committed suicide at his home last Thursday by shooting himself with a Winchester rifle.

While many reports are rife concerning the suicide, Mrs. BARNES is alleged to have said that upon coming home Thursday evening he announced his intention of committing suicide and said that "now was a good time." Frightened at her husband's utterances she ran from the house for a neighbor but had only gotten a short distance away when she heard the report of a gun.

Returning to the house she looked in the window to see her husband laying on the bed mortally wounded.

She hastily summoned assistance but BARNES was dead before anyone reached him.

 
Burial:
Proctor-Sanders Community Cemetery
Proctor
Adair County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: 74
 
Created by: Glenita Randolph Guthrie
Record added: Mar 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67377916
Bert C. Barnes
Added by: Glenita Randolph Guthrie
 
 
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