|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1840|
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 1916|
James Barlow Dead (1916)
James Barlow died at Riverside Farm, on Thursday evening, November 23, at the age of 76 years.
For half a century Mr. Barlow had been prominently identified with Au Sable and Oscoda. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Barlow and was born in Manchester, England in 1840. The family came to America when he was eight years of age, and settled in Flushing, Mich., moving to Au Sable in 1866.
Before the days of the railroad Mr. Barlow was a prominent figure in this section, being engaged in transporting supplies to many of the lumber camps. He served as deputy sheriff of Iosco county and as Marshal of Au Sable village. Forty years ago he moved to the present Barlow farm, Riverside, and has ever since been counted one of the most successful farmers of this section. In Oscoda and Au Sable he established an extensive produce and milk business and for many years he went through the towns daily with his wagon or sleigh and he was know to and dealt with practically every family here. One of his good qualities was his disposition to charitableness. During his years of dealings with the people of Au Sable and Oscoda the table of many a hard up family was temporarily helped out with milk, vegetables or meat from his wagon. The hospitality of his home was proverbial.
Burial took place in the family lot in the Oscoda Cemetery. At the grave the Methodist church service was read by Mr. Shoemaker. The pall bearers were five sons of Mr. Barlow, Thomas, John, Walter, Nelson, and Glenn, and a grandson, Edwin Killmaster.
James Barlow is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Vincent of Mikado, and Mrs. A. Burbonnais of Hickory, N.C. Mrs. Burbonnais was with her brother for some months prior to his death and her presence was a great source of satisfaction and comfort to him; as was also the fact that the members of the household and other relatives were with him as much as possible.
There are twelve sons and daughters: Mrs. W.H. Lee of Detroit; Mrs. J.H. Killmaster of Harrisville; Mrs. T.E. Holmes of Harrisville; Herbert Barlow of Oraville, Wash.; Thomas of Rogers City; John of Alcona; Walter of Mikado; Nelson of Oscoda; Mrs. Jas. Oliver of Alpena; Mrs. F.W. Newton of Saginaw; Miss Inez Barlow of Oscoda and Glenn of Flint.
-Newspaper Article, 1916
Edwin Barlow (____ - 1893)
Josephine Cottrell Purdy Barlow (1861 - 1939)
Estella Barlow Randall (1872 - 1961)*
Thomas E Barlow (1877 - 1957)*
Nelson J. Barlow (1884 - 1965)*
Created by: Ryan Eberhart, MSocS
Record added: Jun 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19877918