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Obituary—Ora Franklin Barnes

Ora Franklin Barnes, son of Charles A. and Sarah E. Barnes, who was born at St. Francis, Kansas, Dec. 17, 1888 and died at Grass Lake, Sept. 2, 1916, being 27 years, 8 months and 15 days. Early in life he came with his parents to Oakwood, Ohio, where he lived nearly all his life; it was here where his mother passed to the spirit land when he was a small boy.

In April of this year he came to live in Grass Lake, making his home with his parents on Church street. When he came to visit his parents it was with the intention of taking a rest until he should recover from a severe cold that he had taken a few weeks previous to his coming home. But in spite of all that medicine and devoted loving nursing could do, it grew worse, developing into tuberculosis. His death was untimely for he passed away just as he was coming into his prime young manhood, like the flower that is appreciated most when its bloom is most beautiful and fragrant because it is full, so he in the full tide of life drooped and died. He leaves to mourn his death besides his parents one brother and four sisters and a host of friends. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. at Oakwood, Ohio.

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A watermelon social was held at the Baptist church Tuesday evening which was greatly enjoyed by a large crowd.

Frank Shelly, Mart Rohrer, Floyd Mellencamp, Harry Worden and Walter Clark motored to Detroit Wednesday and saw the great game between Detroit and Boston

100 Years Ago is gathered by Linda Lockwood Hutchinson.

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