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From the Daily Press, Escanaba, Michigan, Sunday, October 30, 1938: Trenary Resident, Platt Barnum Dies. Platt Barnum, 82, of Trenary, died at 6:20 P. M. Saturday following a heart attack. He was born in New York state December 7, 1855, came ti Indiana in 1861 and in 1874 settled at Mayfield, Mich. He was married to Ellen Hudson at Allegan on May 5, 1836, and in February of 1911 came to Gladstone. Since 1933 he had been living with his sister, Mrs. Iona Whybrew, at Trenary. Mrs. Barnum died in 1930.
The survivors include the sister, four nieces and two nephews: Mrs. Jessie Lyons and Forest Vermilyra of Climbing Hill, Iowa; Mrs. Atthia Silvis, Grand Rapids, Minn., Mrs. Arthur Kamrath, Escanaba; Mrs. Roy Hampson and Arthur Whybrew, Gladstone.
The body was taken to the Allo Funeral Home and services will probably be held Tuesday at the Methodist church in Gladstone, with burial in the Gladstone cemetery.
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