Son of Mordecai and Anna Barnes.
Husband of Elsie Barnes.
Father of Bertha and Edmund C. Barnes.
Served as a CPL with the 1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry, Company I during the Spanish-American War.
He contracted malaria during the war which caused his death.
April 29, 1911
Edmund J. Barnes
Of the Firm of Barnes & Still, Claimed by Death
After a lingering illness from that dread foe of the human family, consumption, Edmund J. Barnes, died at his home on South Fifth Avenue, on Tuesday, last, in his 35th year. In the death of Mr. Barnes, Coatesville loses one of its finest types of sterling young manhood- a man whose word was his bond, and one whom to know was to admire and respect. He was a son of Mr.and __(sic)Mordecai Barnes, and had spent his active life here, where he enjoyed the confidence of all for his noble qualities of heart and mind.
he was a member of Goddard Lodge, F & A.M., a member of the Son of Veterans, and a member of the American Mechanics.
He is survived by a wife and two children, Bertha and Edmund, Jr., as well as by his father and mother, and three sisters, Stella and Mary, at home, and a married sister living in Wilmington, Del.
Funeral services were held at his late residence on Thurday evening, and yesterday his remains were taken to Wilmington and interred at Riverside (sic) Cemetery.
Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa
Edmond Barnes, aged 35 years, died at his home, 125 South Fifth avenue, this borough*, yesterday afternoon. He had been ill with pulmonary trouble for several years. he was an estimabel young man and had a hostof friends. He was one from Coatesville who went to the front during the Spanish-American War.
Mr. Barnes was a member of Goddard Lodge, no 383, F & A.M., a member of the American Mechanics and one of the townsmen who reorganized the Sons of Veterans. He was a devoted member of the Olivet Methodist Episcopal Church. He leaves a wife and two children.
*note= The article was probably under a heading like "Coatesville News", hence "this borough" would refer to Coatesville.
April 29, 1911
REMAINS TAKEN TO WILMINGTON.
The remains of Edmund Barnes were taken to Wilmington, Del., yesterday and besides members of the family were accompanied by officers of Goddard Lodge, No. 383, F & A.M., C.B. Shearer, C. W. Pierson, H.N. Zook, F. H. Woodhull. The pall-bearers were Max Steinwachs, J.C. Lachman, C. F. Humpton, Frank Pennegar, George Still and George Russell.
Elsie May Volk Barnes
1882–1963 (m. 1900)
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