Bio: Barnes, David P. (1914)


Surnames: Barnes, Grinsel, Brown

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) page 646

David P. Barnes, one of the early settlers of Eau Claire, and for many years a public officer, was born September 6, 1837, in Plattsburg, New York, and there remained until 1857, when he came to Wisconsin, and located at Eau Claire, where for a time he was engaged in the lumber business and for twenty years thereafter he was interested in selling farm implements. For a number of years he was acting deputy sheriff of Eau Claire county, served as county clerk for some time, and for twelve years acted as deputy county treasurer and for twenty-six years prior to his retirement, he acted as janitor of the court house, a record seldom equaled. He married Mary Grinsel, a native of the Province of Quebec, Canada, and to this union seven children have been born, six of whom are now living, viz.: Phoebe, wife of W. H. Brown, of Eau Claire: Bessie, Margaret, James H., William H. and Grace. Horace Barnes, father of our subject, died in Plattsburg, New York, at the age of fifty-six years, and the mother died there aged 57 years. They raised a family of six children, three sons and three daughters, as follows: Horace J., William R., David P. and three sisters. Mrs. David P. Barnes died in Eau Claire January 30, 1902.



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