Shared Photo: Little Earl...My Father, Earl Barnes

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I wanted to share this family photo of Earl Barnes with the community. Location: It was taken in Arkansas City, KS. at Croft and Cusick photographers who were famous for their pictures of 'The Oklahoma Landrush,' and other points of  interest in the area.. Date: 1890.  He was later sent to an orphanage in Louisville, Ky.  See more below.
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WikiTree profile: Earl Barnes
in The Tree House by Alta Barnes G2G4 (5.0k points)
edited by Alta Barnes
What a cute little boy I really wonder what his life has been like.

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He spent his growing up years in 'The Home of the Innocents and 'The Orphanage of the Good Shepherd' in Louisville, Ky.  As an adult he worked on a farm, then for 'The Louisville Board of Education.  He was drafted into the army during WW1 and upon release, went to Salt Lake City, Ut. where he met my mother and got married.  He died at 82.  He was a very good father.  In 2011, after years of searching, I found his family.  I wish he could have known them.  He came from good people.

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Nice photo, good story, cute little boy.
by John Noel G2G6 Pilot (712k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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Cute picture. Interesting story.
by Sheri Taylor G2G6 Mach 2 (24.7k points)

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