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 Ferdinand L Barnett

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Ferdinand L Barnett

Birth
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Death 18 Jul 1932 (aged 73)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 9608937 View Source

Mr. F. L. Barnett, 70, of 1613 1/2 North twenty second street, pioneer Nebraska, died Thurday, after a long illness. He came to Omaha in 1887; after attending Fisk University and started a newspaper called Progressive of wich he was owner and editor for 18 years. After that timehe cecame very prominent in politics and served as deputy clerk of the county court under Judge Irving Baxter in 1906. In 1927 he was elected as State Representative and servied in the Legislature. He introduced the Anti-Lynch Bill the first introduced and passed by a Negro in the Legislature for twenty-five years. This bill was signed by Governor Adam McMullen and Mr. Barnett was given the pen by which the Bill was signed as his possession. Mr. Barnett ranked highest in the fraternal organization as a thirty-third degree mason. He was a employe of the city of years. He leaves a devoted widow, Mrs. Hattie Barnett, sisters and brother and a host of friends. Mr. A.S. Barnett, a brother of Chicago, and Mrs. M.B. Garrett, a sister of Kansas, attended the funeral. Services were held from St. John Church, Monday afternoon, 2 O'clock. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Bio by: Nancy Mancuso


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