Bio: Barnes, Dr. Reginald L. & Dorothy (Volk)
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----Source: Federal Census, Greenwood Gleaner (Sep. 27, 1934), History Buffs' Research

Surnames: Barnes, Volk



Dr. Reginald L. & Dorothy (Volk) Barnes

Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin



Dr. Reginald L. Barnes, Chiropractor


Dr. Reginald L. D. C. Barnes, the son of Leslie and Elizabeth (Breen) Barnes, was born Nov. 17, 1898 in Cresco, Howard County, Iowa.  In 1924, he married Dorothy Volk, the daughter of Jacob and Anna (Galmbacher) Volk, who was born April 22, 1901.  They were members of the Catholic Church.



Dr. Barnes (right, in 1937) belonged to the prestigious Greenwood Commercial Club and was present for the Banquet held in honor of the unveiling of the Peace Monument given to the city by Ernest Durig in 1937.  He was also one of the area residents who had the artist do personal work for him when Durig fashioned a bust the Doctor's two young daughters, Marion and Joan (left).


After the death of Dorothy's father, Anna Volk lived in their home.  However, Mrs. Dorothy Barnes died Oct. 22, 1961, preceding her mother in death by nearly a year and a half.  Dr. Barnes died October 13, 2000.  Both are buried in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin.

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    1900 Census Iowa, Howard County, Vernon Springs


    Barnes, Lester [Leslie] (head) born June 1871, birth place Iowa

    Barnes, Elizabeth (wife) born June 1872, birth place Iowa, 1 kid born, 1 kid living

    Barnes, Reginald (son) born Nov. 1898, birth place, Iowa

    Breene, Lawrence (f-in-law) born Nov. 1845, birth place Ireland


    1910 Census Iowa, Howard County, Vernon Springs

    Index under the surname of Banes


    Barnes, Daniel (head) born 1850, birth place Canada

    Barnes, Mary (wife) born 1856, birth place Canada

    Barnes, Charley (son) born 1883, birth place Iowa

    Barnes, Charlotte (daug.) born 1885, birth place Iowa

    Barnes, Reginald (grandson) born 1899, birth place Iowa

    Barnes, Leslie (grandson) born 1900, birth place Iowa

    Barnes, Paul (grandson) born 1903, birth place Iowa


    1920 Census Iowa, Howard, Cresco Ward 2


    Barnes, Daniel [David] (head) born 1851, birth place New York

    Barnes, Mary (wife) born 1851, birth place Canada

    Barnes, Carles [Charles] (son) born 1875, birth place Iowa

    Barnes, Reginal (grandson) born 1899, birth place Iowa

    Barnes, Leslie V. (grandson) born 1901, birth place Iowa

    Barnes, Paul I. (grandson) born 1904, birth place Iowa


    1930 Census Wisconsin, Clark County, Greenwood


    Barnes, R. L. (head) born 1899, birth place Iowa, occupation Doctor Chiropractor

    Barnes, Dorothy (wife) born 1901, birth place Wisconsin

    Barnes, Marian (daug.) born 1926, birth place Wisconsin

    Valk, Anna (m-in-law) born 1869, birth place Wisconsin


    It appears that Elizabeth (Breen/Breene) Barnes died about 1903. Possibly she passed away after she giving birth to her son; Paul I. Barnes.  Leslie [Lester] Barnes died about 1934. Both are possibly buried in Calvary Cemetery; Cresco, Howard County, Iowa.


    It also appears that Leslie [Lester] Martin Barnes remarried about 1915, after his first wife’s passing.  His second wife was Anna Baethke. With this marriage Leslie had three more children named: Mary Lucille born abt. 1917, Virgil P. born abt. 1919, Vernie Lester born abt. 1921. 


    Based on census records it appears the three children from the first marriage remained with their grandparents; Daniel [David/Dave] & Mary (Delaney) Barnes.


    At the age of 19 years, Reginald Lawrence Barnes signed the registration card for World War I. He gives his birth date as Nov. 17, 1898. He lists his address as Cresco, Howard County, Iowa. His occupation at the time was Auto mechanic for *Ahrm [*Blurred] Bros. in Cresco, Howard County, Iowa. He lists his father as the nearest relative.


    Greenwood Gleaner (Sep. 27, 1934)--Dr. R. L. Barnes left Saturday for a few days visit with relatives and friends at Cresco, Iowa.



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