Name: Joseph Aden Barnes
From: Unknown, Iowa
Joseph Aden Barnes died at his home at Terril, Iowa, November 16,1914, aged 75
years, 7 months and 27 days. Mr. Barnes has been in poor health the past year,
suffering from heart trouble and kidney disease. He was bedfast about two weeks
before the end came. Surrounded by his loved ones who ministered to his comfort
in every possible way, and trusting in God whom he had served so long, his
gentle spirit took its flight that reaches to the end of time.
Date: November, 1914
Mr. Barnes was born in the state of New York, March 19, 1839. He married Miss
Mary E. Dillingham at Cherry Valley, Ill., Dec. 22, 1863.They celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary Dec. 22, 1913. Mr. and Mrs. Barnes have resided in
Iowa about forty-five years, as well as in Kansas, Nebraska and Minnesota. They
lived in Sac County for a good many years, at one time owning the farm now owned
by Fred Hartungand for a number of years owning a farm near the Correction Pond
northwest of Sac City. After leaving Sac County they moved to Granada, Minnesota
but did not stay there but a short time when they sold out and moved to a farm
five miles northeast of Terril one and a half years ago. This he had sold
recently with the intention of moving to Newell where he had recently purchased
a five-acre tract of land, and was preparing to take life easy the balance of
his days but, fate having decreed otherwise, the end came before he had an
opportunity to move to his new possession.
Mr. Barnes joined the Christian church over forty years ago and lived a
consistent Christian life. He later became a member of the Baptist church. He
was a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor, beloved by all who
knew him. His memory will be cherished by his loved ones and by many friends.
The deceased had been in poor health for the past year and a half, suffering
intensely at times, yet he bore it patiently, and at all that his loving wife and
members of the family could do was to no avail.
After a short funeral service at Terril, conducted by Rev. Thomas Griffith of
the local M. E. church on November 19, Mr. Barnes' body was taken to Newell
where a funeral service was held in the Congregational Church on Friday,
November 20. An old-time friend of Mr. Barnes, Rev. J. Irving Brown, pastor of
the Christian Church of Sac City, conducted the services. The body was laid to
rest in the beautiful cemetery north of town.
Besides a large circle of friends and relatives, he leaves to mourn his death a
loving wife and eleven of his thirteen children--five sons and six daughters:
Nathaniel Barnes, Manning, Iowa; Lilly Proctor, Redfield, Iowa; Wood Barnes,
Lytton, Iowa; Lewis Barnes, Fonda, Iowa; Joe Barnes, Sherburn, Minn.; Maggie
Kelso, Newell, Iowa; Jessie Woodling, Sherburn, Minn.; Lois Johnson, Sherburn,
Minn.; Daisy Hine, Terril; and Gertrude at home. All of these were present at
Joe Barnes, as he was familiarly called, had a host of friends in Sac County,
including the editor of The Star, who will join with the family in mourning the
death of an honorable man and good citizen in the community and a kind and
indulgent husband and father.