Dossie Barnes

Dossie Barnes

Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Aug 1950 (aged 70)
Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 54115132 · View Source
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Dossie Barnes of New Enterprise, R.D., died unexpectedly Monday morning, August 7, 1950 at 11:40 o'clock, of a heart ailment, after an extended illness. He was a son of John and Eliza Jay Barnes, and was born in Mann township, Bedford county, March 22, 1880. He was united in marriage with May Akers on March 30, 1907, and was a farmer by occupation. Surviving are his wife and these children: Roy and Eldon, of Loysburg; Alfred, Merril and Elmer, of New Enterprise, R.D.; Clarence, of Palms, Calif.; Mrs. Blanche Rose of New Paris; Mrs. Bertha Snyder and Sherman, of Johnstown; one brother and one sister, David Barnes of Artemus, R.D., and Mrs. Nancy Houser of Bedford R.D.; and 10 grandchildren. Two children preceded him in death. He was a member of the Pine Grove Christian church at Clearville, where funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon, in charge of Rev. D.I. Pepple of Woodbury and Rev. Walter Twigg of Flintstone, Md. Interment in the church cemetery.


The wife and family of the late Dossie Barnes, take this opportunity to thank all the kind friends and relatives for their sympathy, kindness, floral tributes, use of automobiles, and all the other courtesies extended to them.

The Family
Father: John BARNES b: 2 OCT 1829 in Allegany Co. MD
Mother: Eliza JAY b: 15 SEP 1838 in Mann Twp. Bedford Co. PA

On March 30, 1907, Dossie Barnes married Nancy Maye Akers, born on May, 7 1884, in Brush Creek Valley, Fulton Co. PA. They had the following children:

1. Roy Nathan BARNES b: 28 SEP 1907 in Piney Creek, Mann Twp. Bedford Co. PA
2. Alfred Nelson BARNES b: 14 SEP 1909 in Piney Creek, Mann Twp. Bedford Co. PA
3. Clarence Akers BARNES b: 26 DEC 1911 in Piney Creek, Mann Twp. Bedford Co. PA
4. Elva Blanche BARNES b: 6 MAR 1914 in Piney Creek, Mann Twp. Bedford Co. PA
5. Elden Guy BARNES b: 3 MAR 1916 in Piney Creek, Mann Twp. Bedford Co. PA
6. Jason Grant BARNES b: 18 MAY 1920 in Piney Creek, Mann Twp. Bedford Co. PA
7. Sherman Dossie BARNES b: 26 APR 1922 in Piney Creek, Mann Twp. Bedford Co. PA
8. Victor Merle BARNES b: 5 MAR 1924 in Piney Creek, Mann Twp. Bedford Co. PA
9. Emma Mildred BARNES b: 10 SEP 1926 in Piney Creek, Mann Twp. Bedford Co. PA
10. Elmer Harry BARNES b: 3 JUL 1929 in Piney Creek, Mann Twp. Bedford Co. PA
1910 PA Census: Bedford Co. Mann Twp. ed 22, p. 5a, lines 6-12
Series T624, roll 1312, dwelling 67, family 72, 25 April 1910

Dossie BARNES, Head, 30, marr. (1st time) 3 yrs, b. Pa., father b. Md., mother b. Pa., Farmer: General Farm
Nancy M., wife, 25, marr. (1st time) 3 yrs, 2 children / 2 still alive, b. Pa., parents b. Pa.
Roy N., son, 2; Alfred N., son, 7/12
John, father, 81, marr. (1st time) 50 yrs, b. Md., father b. Md., mother b. Pa.
Eliza, mother, 73, marr. (1st time) 50 yrs, 10 children / 8 still alive, b. Pa., parents b. Pa.
Sadie P., niece, 14 [Sadie was a daughter of John Dennis Barnes (d. 1901) & Lavina Cavender (d. 1904) - ed.]

1920 PA Census: Bedford Co. Mann Twp. ed 24 p. 6b line 90

Dossie BARNS, 39, (father b. Maryland), Farmer: General Farm
Maye N., 35
Roy N., 12; Alfred N., 10; Clarence A., 8; Elva B., 5
Elden G., 3 9/12; Bertha R., 1 8/12
Bedford, PA: Bedford Gazette, issue of Friday, 29 January 1926, p. 5, col. 5


Mr. Dossie Barnes, of Mann Township will hold a public sale on Saturday, February 27, 1926, beginning at 12:30 P.M. sharp for the purpose of selling his farm and a lot of personal property to wit:--Gray mare, cow, mowing machine, hay rake, grain drill, 2 buggies, spring wagon, sleigh, one-horse wagon, two-horse double disk harrow, chaff piler and shaker. Atto 10 horse Power Kerosene Engine and wood saw, Syracuse hillside plow, harrows, shovel plows, Primrose Separator, corn planter, chains, collars, hay by ton, oats and corn by the bushel. Terms 6 months on personal property and real estate to suit purchaser.
Bedford, PA: Bedford Gazette, issue of Friday, 21 March 1930, p. 1, col. 2


Dossie Barnes to Silas Robison, lot in Mann Twp., $75.00.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
Certificate of Death
Place of Death: Bedford County, Bloomfield Twp., Rural
Usual Residence of Deceased: Bloomfield Twp. Rural, Bedford County, Pa.
Date of Death: Aug. 7, 1950
Sex: Male
Color: White
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date of Deceased: Mar. 22, 1880
Age: 70 yrs
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: Mann Twp. [Bedford Co.] Pa.
Name of Father: John Barnes
Maiden Name of Mother: Eliza Jay
Social Security Number: 177-24-7646
Informant: Elmer Barnes, New Enterprise, R.D. 1
Immediate Cause of Death: Coronary Artery Occlusion
Due to: Coronary Arteriosclerosis
Due to: Ch. Myocarditis
Place and Date of Burial: Aug. 10, 1950, Pine Grove Cem., Clearville, Bedford Co. Pa.
Signature of Funeral Director: Arthur C. Byers, Woodbury, Pa.
From the Bedford, PA: Bedford Gazette, issue of Friday, 24 March 1950, p. 9, col. 6:

Couple Observes 43rd Wedding Anniversary

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Dossie Barnes was the scene of a family gathering Sunday, March 19, in honor of Mr. Barnes' 70th birthday anniversary March 22, and Mr. and Mrs. Barnes' 43rd wedding anniversary, which falls on March 30. A turkey dinner was served to the following:

Mr. and Mrs. Dossie Barnes and son Alfred, Roy Barnes and daughter Nell Louise, of Loysburg; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snider and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Barnes, of Johnstown, Mrs. Blanche Rose and three children, of New Paris, Mr. and Mrs. Elden Barnes and two children, of Loysburg, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Barnes and two children, of Bakers Summit, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Barnes and son, of New Enterprise.

One son Clarence, of Santa Monica, Calif., was not present. Anniversary greetings were extended Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, with the hope that they would enjoy many more.


MAY 7, 1884
SEPT. 13, 1963
MAR. 22, 1880
AUG. 7, 1950

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