Henry Barnum obituary

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Friday, March 30, 1917
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Henry O. Barnum passed away at the A. B. Wilder home in Minneapolis Tuesday morning March 27th, 1917.

The deceased was born in New York state June 6th, 1837. He came here in the early days, after a few years residence in Wisconsin. He was a half brother of Wm. Leslie Barnum who lived here for many years and passed away on Nov. 10, 1906.

His father Orin Barnum died January 27th, 1875. His step-mother, Caroline Kingsley-Barnum passed away April 1st, 1865.

The deceased spent the greater part of his life mining in the west. He returned here about 10 years ago and has since made his home with the A. B. Wilder family. The only surviving kin-folks are Irving Wilder of Minneapolis, Miss Maurine Wilder also of Minneapolis and Mrs. Vera Wilder-Prather of Corvallis, Oregon.

The remains were shipped here Wednesday and the funeral services were held at the Congregational church and interment was made in Woodbury cemetery. Mrs. Hitchkock of Osage conducted the services.

Religiously, Mr. Barnum was a Spiritualist, which found its fullest expression in his kindliness and good deeds to mankind. Altho 80 years of age, he was in good health and went to bed Monday night feeling as well as usual. During the night he had a stroke of paralysis and passed away without a struggle, just as had always been his wish.

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Wilder Irving and Maurine of Minneapolis and P. C. Wilder of Austin were here to attend the funeral.