|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1880|
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1927|
Son of Alonzo Barnhart and Wilma Hubble Barnhart Chapman. Long time Atlantic City Fire Chief died after a short illness.
Nov 7, 1927
F.A. Barnhart Dead After Being Ill Seven Weeks
Heart Disease Fatal to Well Known Barber and Star of the Old Time Grid and Diamond Teams.
The fire truck which carried him to many fires during the past years will bear the body of Frank Barnhart, well known local barber and Chief of the Atlantic Fire Department, to his final resting place tomorrow while members of the Fire Department will form a guard of honor. Barnhart, long a prominent figure in sports here died at 7:45 yesterday morning at the family home, 7 East Ninth St. after an illness of about seven weeks with heart disease and complications. Mr. Barnhart had been bedfast about two weeks. The big fire truck wll bear the casket in the funeral procession and plans are being made by the firemen to extend the greatest of honors to their late Chief. The fire hall was today draped in crepe in mourning for Barnhart. Basebal organizations of the city also paid tribute today by sending floral offerings to the Barnhart home. Mr Barnhart, more commonly known as "Barney" among his host of friends, had been a member of the Atlantic Fire Department for about twenty-seven years and had been it's chief for fifteen years. "Barney" was one of the most faithful members of the local voluntter Fire Department and missed but few fires during his connection with the organization. He was formerly a member of the Atlantic Merchants Grays, well known baseball nine of some years ago, playing third base with the team. He also played on the Atlantic City league teams and since becoming inactive in baseball, had served as umpire at city league and town team games. during the last season Barnhart was base umpire for the city leagues. He was also a member of the Atlantic Marons, well known football eleven of the early days here. Mr. Barnhart was born in Stuart June 24, 1880, the son of Alonzo and Wilma Barnhart. He had been a resident of Atlantic for forty-five years, coming here with his parents when two years old. He was married here Oct. 20, 1908 to Bertha Temple. during his residence in this city, Mr. Barnhart conducted and was employed in numerous barber shops. He is survived by his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chapman of this city, his widow and three children. The children are Temple 18, Mary Ann 16 and Ruth Elizabeth 9. One sister, Mrs. Allen Howes, lives in Belfast, Me. and a stepbrother, Frank Chapman Jr of Indianola and a stepsister, Mrs. Lou Camblin of Atlantic, also survive. An aunt, Jennie Cahow, also lives here. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at the Congregational church, the Rev. William Mack officiating and burial will be in the Atlantic cemetery. Firemen and barbers of the city will attend the services in a body.
Alonzo L Barnhart (1859 - 1882)
Frank Albert Barnhart (1880 - 1927)
Louis A. Barnhart (1883 - 1918)*
Created by: Debbie Atkinson Brown
Record added: Sep 29, 2011
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