Charles Oliver Barnard

Charles Oliver Barnard

Plymouth, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 16 Apr 1918 (aged 28)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Plymouth, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 38366065 · View Source
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Mr. and Mrs. Wesley B. Barnard had a very narrow escape from serious injury Monday while riding down Hoyt Hill, so called. They were upon the sled containing about 400 feet of sawed lumber when the sled tongue broke and the horses started on a run down the hill. Mrs. Barnard jumped from the runaway team and Mr. Barnard was thrown and it was not until the horses reached the foot of the hill that they were stopped. The boards were scattered for a mile along the road, the sled demolished and the horses received several cuts. Luckily Mr. and Mrs. Barnard escaped injury. >The Plymouth Record, January 13, 1900, p4.

Charles O. Barnard, son of Wesley G. and Emeline E. (Sanborn) Barnard, was born August 30, 1891. He was educated in the public schools. He was a farmer and was employed on his father's farm in West Plymouth. Charles entered the service July 5, 1917 when he joined the U.S. Navy. He was detailed to the U.S.S. America on transport duty. From Fireman 3d Class, he was promoted December 1917 to Fireman 2nd Class. On a return trip he contracted pneumonia and was removed to the Brooklyn Naval Hospital where he died April 6, 1919.

Charles O. Barnard.

Word was received here last Saturday afternoon that Charles O. Barnard, son of Wesley G. Barnard was seriously sick with pneumonia in the Naval Hospital at Brooklyn, New York. and within a few hours came the word that he was dead.

Charles was the son of Wesley G. Barnard and Evelyn Sanborn Barnard and was born in this town August 30, 1891. He had spent all his life here, the greater part being on the large farm in the south part of the town. Being well within draft age he enlisted in the Naval Reserve, so as to chose his branch of service, reporting July 5 at the Charleston Navy Yard. After a few months there he was assigned to the transport America and finally made three trips to France. It is presumed that he was taken sick on the return trip to the transport as he was admitted to the hospital March 27 and at the time of receiving word of his sickness and death he was expected home on a few days' leave.

The body was received here Tuesday noon by express and the funeral service held Thursday at the home with Rev. B.A. Dumm officiating clergyman who spoke eloquently and feeling of his character and service of his country. Ainslee Bennett rendered two vocal selections. There was a well filled house with neighbors, relatives and friends, several going over from the village. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers bearing silent tribute to the love and respect of the giver.

The bearers were Harold, Elmer and Arthur Glover and Fred Philbrick of Lowell, Mass. Interment was at Riverside under the direction of Ernest M. Nichols. During the passing of the procession through the village the curtains of the business places were drawn.

In the home circle, Charles is survived by the father, brother John and Miss Ethel Yeaton who has ever been the loyal friend and advisor.

In closing, just a personal word about the deceased. His character was above reproach and he was one of those diligent thrifty young fellows that the community could ill afford to lose. His entering the service was an extremely hard thing for him to do for he was bound up in the farm and home. And being of a retiring disposition he shrank from excitement and crowds. >The Plymouth Record, April 13, 1918.

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Family Stone – Front: Barnard
Family Stone – Back: Charles O. Barnard | Aug. 30, 1890 – Apr 6, 1918 | World War – U. S. N.
Footstone: Charles

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Oliver Barnard (30 Aug 1889–16 Apr 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 38366065, citing Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by BL Hughes (contributor 46868943) .