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George Harry Barnes[1]
Male 1901 - 1951


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  • Birth  14 Jun 1901  Wollaston, , Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW2 - R.C.A.F. 
    • During the war he served with the R.C.A.F., and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of flight sergeant.
    Died  5 May 1951  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Misfortune  15 May 1951  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    killed in fall 
    Eby ID Number  00009-1066.25 
    Buried  Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I65230  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2017 

    Father  John Barnes,   b. CA 1875, of, Wollaston, , Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Lily Mary,   b. CA 1875, of, Wollaston, , Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F53131  Group Sheet

    Family  Vera Bingeman,   b. 6 Nov 1904, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1961, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Jun 1929 
    Family ID  F21452  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Harry Barnes Fatally Injured in Fall

      Harry Barnes, New Hamburg resident, employed by the Kitchener construction firm of Ball Bros., Ltd., was fatally injured in a 30-foot fall while at work on the new head office building of the Economical Mutual Fire Insurance Co. on Duke street west, Kitchener, on Tuesday. According to police, the accident victim fell when one of two planks spanning the eight-foot gap between a hoist and a third-floor window broke beneath his weight. A fellow workman said a permanent stage to the hoist had been removed to permit fitting of trim to the window. Mr. Barnes had been employed with the firm since last summer and for some time was the hoist operator. He had been engaged in removing window weights from the hoist when the mishap occurred. Officials said Wednesday that an inquest would be held. The late Mr. Barnes was born in Williston, England, on June 14, 1901, and came to Canada as a young man. During the war he served with the R.C.A.F., and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of flight sergeant. Surviving are his wife, the former Vera Bingeman; three brothers, Fred, William and Thomas, all of Kitchener, and one sister, Mrs. S. G. Smith of Detroit. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Henry Barnes, predeceased him. The body is resting at the Futher-Omand Funeral Home until today, when a memorial service will be held there at 2:30 p.m. Rev. M. E. Reuber, pastor of Zion Evangelical United Brethern Church, will officiate and internment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent, May 18, 1951

  • Sources 
    1. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, August 10, 1945.
      Obituary of Judith Shantz

    2. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      Barnes/ George Harry Barnes/ 1901-1951/ His Wife/ Veronica Bingeman/ 1904-1961

    3. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, Harry Barnes Fatally Injured in Fall - May 18, 1951.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 14 Jun 1901 - Wollaston, , Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 May 1951 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in fall - 15 May 1951 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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