Person:Guy Barnes (1)

Guy Addison Barnes
m. 10 Jun 1885
  1. Guy Addison Barnes1886 - 1949
  2. Warren H. Barnes1887 - 1980
  3. Hugh Owen Barnes1889 - 1966
  4. Mildred M. Barnes1892 - 1974
  5. Della May Barnes1895 - 1987
m. 15 Apr 1907
  1. Reynold B. Barnes1915 - 1987
  2. Wilfred G. Barnes1924 - 1989
  3. Dixie Darlene Barnes1931 - 1986
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4] Guy Addison Barnes
Gender Male
Birth[5][6][7][8] 11 May 1886 New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan
Marriage 15 Apr 1907 Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraskato Gertrude Georgia Gorin
Death? 10 Nov 1949 Hampton, Hamilton County, Nebraska
Burial? 14 Nov 1949 Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska

1910 Census of Scoville Pct., Hamilton County, Nebraska, ED #84, p. 113B Barnes, Guy A. head 23 md1 3yrs IN IN IN farmer, general farm rents

       Gertrude G.  wife   24  md1 3 yrs  1 - 1  NE KY  TN
        Arthur J.      son  1 4/12                 NE  IN  NE

1920 Census of Scoville Pct., Hamilton County, Nebraska, ED #92, p. 250B Barnes, Guy A. head rents 33 IN MI VT Farmer, general farm

      Gertrude      wife     34   NE  KY  TN
      Arthur           son   11   NE  IN   NE
     Willard         son      7   NE  IN   NE
    Renold           son         4 4/12  NE  IN   NE
       Hugh           son         2 5/12  NE  IN   NE
      Heath          son         1 6/12   NE  IN   NE

1930 Census of Doniphan, Hall County, Nebraska, ED #6, p. 30B Barnes, Guy head rents radio 43 md at 20 IN MI VT farmer, farm

 Gertrude       wife               44  md at 21  NE  KY  TN
     Arthur           son               21              NE  IN   NE
     Willard      son              17              NE  IN   NE
     Reynold     son               14              NE  IN   NE
     Hugh         son              12              NE  IN   NE
    Keith          son             11              NE  IN   NE
Wilfred          son                5              NE  IN   NE

Guy Addison Barnes, the first child of John Henry Barnes and Eva Belle Warren, was born May 11, 1886. The birthplace was on the farm near New Buffalo, Michigan where later two brothers, Warren and Hugh, and two sisters, Mildred and Della, were born. It was here that Guy grew into young manhood. He had seen happy years with his family and like many a youngster, he felt he must leave home to seek his future.

   Guy headed west, west to Phillips, Nebraska, the home of his father's cousin, Albert Tabor.  Earlier plans had secured his employment at the Tabor farm where he would receive room, board and a going salary. His dreams of being a great farmer were coming true. He was to live in the bountiful Nebraska agricultural land.  He didn't know that he would never return to live in the state where he had seen so much childhood happiness.  Nor did he know that a pretty young school teacher would be living at the home where he would be working.
   It must have been a wonderful sight--a handsome young Easterner meeting a pretty lady of the West. They fell in love at first sight and soon the wedding bells rang out for Guy Barnes and Gertrude Gorin. When the school year ended, the young couple rented a farm known as The Grass Place and set up house keeping.
  The Lord was good to them and they prospered. They had good crops. Their flocks of chickens grew. They acquired a large herd of cattle. The teams of horses and mules were the finest they could buy. They owned a new car. Their family of five boys grew and shared the chores and field work with the parents.
   After these years of plenty, their lives became almost like the Bible days of Joseph.  World War I left its marks.  Depression hit the country.  Drought struck the Midwest.  No matter how hard they tried, the farmers' crops were failures.  The earth was bare and dry.  Strong hot south winds pushed their way northward, tearing up the soil and depositing the dust like a blizzard of black snow.  Animals died of starvation.  Farmers lost their life savings, and survived only on the few animals they could save.
   Guy was no exception.  He withstood the storms of the times and made a new start, only to be interrupted by another World War.  His family had grown to six sons and one daughter.  Guy was proud of his country and prouder still when four of his sons joined the services to fight to make the world free, safe, and a peaceable place to live.  He would have enlisted had he been younger.  His heart went with each son.  He knew the only thing he could do was to join the work crews who built bases for the service forces.
  When the war was over, the forces were sent home.  The government stopped the military building programs.  Guy returned home.  Three of his sons received military discharges.  The fourth, a sailor lost his life at sea.
  Guy continued his farming until his death on November 10, 1949.  His widow, two sons, and his daughter have followed him to the grave. Guy, Gertrude, John Arthur, and Dixie are buried in the Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Nebraska.  For Willard, a military marker has been placed near his parents' graves.  Reynold is buried in his birth place in Doniphan, Nebraska.  Since the writing of this article a fourth son, Wilfred, Guy's youngest son, has followed Guy to the grave and is buried in the middle section of the Aurora Cemetery.
 Guy Addison Barnes, son of John H. and Eva Belle (Warren) Barnes, was born in LaPorte County, Indiana on 11 May 1886. He passed away at his home near Hampton, Nebraska on 10 Nov. 1949 at the age of 63 years, five months and 29 days. Funeral services for Guy A. Barnes were held last Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Evangelical United Brethen Church with Dr. Paul Porter officiating. W.H. Menzie, acconpanied by Mrs. C.L. Whitney sang, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "The Stranger of Galilee."
 Guy was united in marriage to Miss Gertrude Gorin at Grand Island, Nebraska, on 15 April 1907.  Mr. and Mrs. Barnes were parents of seven children. One son Willard Merlin, passed away on 30 July 1945, while a member of the Armed Services of his country.  Mr. Barnes had lived in this community for a number of years and was honored and respected by his many friends and neighbors. He had been in poor health for about three years.
 He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife; five sons, Arthur J., Hampton; Reynold B., Doniphan; Hugh E., Terre Haute, Indiana; Earl K., Loup City; and Wilfred G., Hampton: one daughter ; Mrs. Dixie Miller of Stockham; two sisters, Mrs. Della Stickel of Golien, Michigan, and Mrs . Mildred Nicklin of New Buffalo, Michigan; two brothers, Warren E., Doniphan and Hugh O., of Michigan City, Indiana; six grandchildren, many nephews and nieces and numerous friends.
 He was a loving and devoted husband and father and a loyal friend. Pallbearers were Chris Hansen, Chris Rasmussen, Roy Johnson, Herman Petersen, Alfred Cleal and Bryan Harrell.
 Source: newspaper obituary (no name or date)
  1. 1900 Census of New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan, ED number 69
    p. 54B.
  2. 1910 Census of Scoville Pct., Hamilton County, Nebraska, ED number 84
    p. 113B.
  3. 1920 Census of Scoville Pct., Hamilton County, Nebraska, ED number 92
    p. 250B.
  4. 1930 Census of Doniphan, Hall County, Nebraska, ED number 6
    p. 30B.
  5. 1900 Census of New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan, ED number 69
    p. 54B.
  6. 1910 Census of Scoville Pct., Hamilton County, Nebraska, ED number 84
    p. 113B.
  7. 1920 Census of Scoville Pct., Hamilton County, Nebraska, ED number 92
    p. 250B.
  8. 1930 Census of Doniphan, Hall County, Nebraska, ED number 6
    p. 30B.