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Millie Barnes
Born 23 March 1870
Died 11 February 1956
Blakesburg, Iowa
Buried Blakesburg Cemetery
Father William Wright Barnes
Mother Mary Ellen Reading
Millie Barnes was born in Iowa on 23 March 1870, to William Wright and Mary Ellen Reading Barnes. She died in Blakesburg, Iowa on 11 February 1956. She was buried in the Blakesburg Cemetery in Blakesburg, Iowa.


Mrs. Millie Fritz

BLAKESBURG — Mrs. Millie Fritz, 86 died at 9 a.m. today, February 11, 1956 at the Hadley nursing home in Richland.

She had been an invalid since she suffered a stroke in 1941, but had been cared for in her home in Blakesburg until she was taken to Richland a year ago. She had spent her life in the Blakesburg community and was the widow of Henry Fritz, who died in 1937.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Faye Ross of California and Mrs. Ona Pearson of Muscatine, There are eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A son Earl Fritz died in November of 1954.

The body is at the Knedler funeral home.

Ottumwa Courier, Saturday, 11 February 1956, page 15, column 3.

Fritz Funeral

BLAKESBURG — The funeral of Mrs. Millie Fritz, 86, who died Saturday, will be held at the Knedler funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. in charge of the Rev. Arnold Nelson of Munterville. Burial will be in the Blakesburg cemetery. Pallbearers will be [[Robert Pearson|Robert], Jerry and Dick Pearson, John Shea, Edward Fritz and Fred Huber.

Ottumwa Courier, Monday, 13 February 1956, page 7, column 1.



1880 United States Federal Census, Monroe County, Iowa, population schedule, Urbana Township, folio 258-C, page no. 31, Nellie Barnes in the household of Wright Barnes; digital image, FamilySearch ( : 25 January 2014); citing FHL microfilm number 1254357; citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 357.

1885 Iowa State Census, Monroe County, Iowa, Urbana Township, page [cut off] (penned, front), page 473 (stamped, back), dwelling 20, family 20, Milly J Barnes in the household of William M Barnes; digital image, FamilySearch ( : 25 January 2014); citing FHL microfilm number 1021499, roll number not provided.

1895 Iowa State Census, Wapello County, Iowa, Blakesburg in Adams Township, page 36 (penned, front), page 37 (stamped, back), dwelling 205, family (incorrect value on census), Millie Fritz in the household of Henry Fritz; digital image, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2012); citing FHL microfilm number 1022189, roll number not provided.