Obituary Details

Charles S Barnes

(09/22/1861 - 01/23/1923)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald-Standard, 02/01/1923


Lusk residents were shocked to hear of the sudden passing away of Charles S. Barnes at Ida Grove, Ia., Tuesday, January 23, 1923.

Mr. Barnes, with his family came to Wyoming about thirteen years ago and took up a homestead south of Lusk. Later he was connected with the Northwestern hotel, of which his son-in-law, August Larson, was the owner.

He was well and favorably known here and his many friends join with The Herald-Standard in offering sympathy to the bereaved ones. An Ida Grove newspaper has the following account of Mr. Barnes' death:

"In the death of Charles Barnes, residents of Ida Grove see the passing of a former resident and one who has always considered this his home.

Charles Barnes was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Barnes. He was born in Linn county, Ia., September 22, 1861. He came west with his parents and settled in Ida county about 1873. he received his education at the public schools of the city and at Cornell college. he was married on the 27th of December, 1882 to Miss Bessie Bassett. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. August Larson. After his marriage he resided as follows: Ida Grove, five years; Des Moines, three years; Ruthven, ten years; Sibley, five years and Lusk, Wyo., thirteen years.

Mr. Barnes passed away suddenly of heart failure, Tuesday evening, January  23, aged 61 years, 4 months and 1 day.

While quiet and much reserved in general demeanor he was a man of great depth of character, his habits were plain and his interest centered in his family circle. He was upright in his conduct and always maintained the high esteem of his friends and neighbors.

He leaves his wife, one daughter, and one grandchild, his aged father-in-law, and one brother.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the home of Thomas Bassett, the Rev. J.J. Davies officiating, and the remains laid to rest in the Ida Grove cemetery."

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