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Dr Ernest Arthur Barnes

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Dr Ernest Arthur Barnes

  • Birth 22 Jan 1902 Albany, Clinton County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 12 Oct 1990 Lake Placid, Highlands County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Albany, Clinton County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 49433126

#1 Marriage; Dr.Ernest Arthur Barnes married Edna Pearl Folkland on August 15, 1929. Dr. Ernest and Edna Barnes had a son together. They were later divorced about 1932.

#2 Marriage; Dr.Ernest Arthur Barnes married Rose Agnes Langford Condon some time after 1932. She was a nurse & worked for the Dr. & living together as divorced on the 1940 census. They had three children, Ernest Edward, Charles Arthur & Anna Sue.

# 3 Marriage; Dr.Ernest Arthur Barnes married Sarah Kathryn Brown on Oct. 17, 1978 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee. They did not have any children.

Note: The information above came from their son Dr. Ernest Arthur Barnes, Jr.

Barnes Clinic, operated by Dr. E. A. Barnes, opened in September 1953. It had seven beds and three bassinets for babies.

The first employees were Lisa Upchurch and Essie Koger, Mrs. Upchurch was a German girl who married Conrad Upchurch and came to the United States, according to Mrs. Catherine Barnes. Other employees who worked at the clinic included Maggie Ferguson (now Maggie Hay), Cecily Flowers, Alice Ann Flowers and technicians John Bertram and Joyce Asberry, Mrs. Barnes said.

Barnes, a Clinton County native who retired from medicine several years ago, said he attended college and medical school at the University of Louisville and later practiced medicine there after graduating in 1931. Barnes recalled taking notes in class and selling them to other students to make extra money. He was accepted to medical school on his own recommendation--he told the school he wanted to be a missionary doctor. His internship was at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Barnes established a practice in Albany in 1932.

Barnes recalled making house calls on foot or on horseback since he didn’t use a horse and buggy to make his rounds. He delivered or helped deliver around 4,000 babies. He also extracted teeth early in practice.

Barnes was chairman for the Board of Health for many years. He recalled giving physical exams to workers building Wolf Creek Dam, which was constructed between 1931 and 1941.

Barnes Clinic closed in September 1966 when the Medicare and Medicaid programs went into effect.

Submitted by Lisa Haug.
Clinton County

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  • Created by: Bob & Sandi Hamilton
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49433126
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Ernest Arthur Barnes (22 Jan 1902–12 Oct 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49433126, citing Albany Cemetery, Albany, Clinton County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Bob & Sandi Hamilton (contributor 46980472) .