Category Archives: Barnes

Six Word Saturday – Wearing hats takes a certain panache!

Wearing hats takes a certain panache! The mystery lady above has a very stylish wild hat. This, and the photo below of another mystery lady, belonged to Sarah Ophelia Rose Barnes. Most of Ophelia’s photographs were taken in Goldsboro or … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday – Thomas William Barnes

Thomas W. Barnes Middlesex – Thomas William Barnes, 69, died Sunday in Somerset Medical Center, Somerville. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Mr. Barnes was a Middlesex resident for the past 40 years. He was a machinist retired from Union Carbide in … Continue reading

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Searching the Old Man’s Registration for World War II, 1942 – Ernest H. Barnes

Today’s tip is to remember to search through the World War II draft registrations for your ancestors that were too old to serve in active duty. This record for Ernest Howard Barnes from the 1942 Selective Service Registration shows his … Continue reading

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The Death of Mary Ryan Barnes in Ireland – 1904

Researching the death of ancestor Mary Ann Ryan Barnes took a bit of time. We knew by 2005 that our Irish Barnes family had been parishioners of the Kilcolman Roman Catholic Church in County Offaly, Ireland. Back when Mary Ann … Continue reading

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Friday’s Faces From the Past – Charming Children, Circa 1910

This portrait was one of many photographs belonging to Sarah Ophelia Barnes, née Rose (1863-1936). Ophelia lived for many years in Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina. Her great-granddaughter, Betsy Coleman, shared the pictures with our Barnes family, in the hopes … Continue reading

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Woman in Nurse Uniform

This photograph was taken by the Walter Washington Foster Studio, in Richmond, Virginia. There are more of the Foster photos at the Virginia Historical Society. It was addressed to Miss Barnes, 354 R. Black.  The photo was in a trunk … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Obituary – Sadie Fitzgerald Barnes (1891-1947) – of Four Oaks, North Carolina

Sadie Elizabeth Fitzgerald was born 5 March 1891 in Johnston County, North Carolina. Her parents were Gaston and Tabitha Jane Massey Fitzgerald. She married George Herbert Barnes on 18 Feb 1914 in Johnston County, NC.  Their daughter, Nancy Rose Barnes, … Continue reading

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Friday’s Faces From the Past – Bessie Pauline Barnes of NC?

This photograph of a lovely young girl, or teenager, was taken by the Parker Studio in Dunn, North Carolina.  No other information is associated with the picture, except that it was in a trunk belonging to Sarah Ophelia Rose Barnes. … Continue reading

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Passenger Record for Ellen Barns – SS Campania – 1908

When researching passenger records online at the Ellis Island Foundation website in 2003 for Helen Barnes (1881-1973), I came across only one likely record for my husband’s grandmother. Some of the information seemed wrong, but I saved the record and … Continue reading

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Friday’s Faces From the Past – Man’s Photo taken by S. R. Alley of Tarboro, NC

This unknown man had his photograph taken by S.R. Alley of Tarboro, North Carolina, most likely at towards the end of the 19th century. The man seems to be staring right into my eyes pleading to be identified. This portrait … Continue reading

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