Name:   Nathaniel Barnes

From:  Unknown, Manning, Iowa
Date:  September, 1928


Was a Hard Working Man and Respected By All Who Knew Him.
Services Held Sunday

Nathaniel Barnes was born in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, December 24, 1864, and died at his home in Manning, Thursday, September 20th, at the age of 64 years 8 months and 26 days. He came with his parents to Manning in 1881 and has resided here ever since. He was married to Mollie Fiscus in 1888, to which union three children were born, one dying in infancy; the others are Loren Otto, auctioneer at Lakefield, Minn., and Hazel Althoff, a nurse in Chicago, Ill.

He was married the second time to Mrs. Rose Edwards who with their three children survives him. The children are: Bernice, Elaine, and Buddie. Six sisters and four brothers are living out of the original circle of thirteen. The brothers are Willard and Joseph of Newell, Iowa; Lewis of Jamestown, Minnesota, and Lloyd of Manning. The sisters are Mrs. Lillie Proctor and Mrs. Gertie Howard of Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Daisy Hine and Mrs. Maggie Kelso of Chicago; Mrs. Jessie Woodling of Jackson, Minnesota, and Mrs. Loatie Johnson of Newell, Iowa, all of these were present at the funeral services.

The deceased was a hard working man. He was not a member of any church but saw that his children were educated in religion and sent them to Sunday school very regular.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Sunday, September 23, at 2 p. m. The M. E. choir with Mrs. Bonita Wood at the piano rendered the music in a most appropriate manner, and the Reverend Harvey preached the funeral discourse from Psalm 39, verse four. The body was interred in the Manning cemetery."