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Notes for Abraham Erasmus BARNUM


According to descendant Janet Snodgrass, he lived in Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska until about 1904 and then moved to Oregon.

In the 1910 US Census for District 142, Bailey, Lane County, Oregon the family of Abraham E. Barnum was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #56; Family #56 (Hawkins Road)
Barnum, Abraham; Head; M; W; 61; 1st marriage; Married 38 years; b. New York; Both parents b. New York; Speaks English; Farmer; Home farm; Works for own account; Can read and write; Owns farm home free of mortgage
Barnum, Alice; Wife; F; W; 53; 1st marriage; Married 38 years; Mother of 4 children; 4 children living; b. Ohio; Both parents b. Ohio; Speaks English; No occupation; Can read and write
Barnum, Carrie; Daughter; F; W; 19; Single; b. Nebraska; Father b. New York; Mother b. Ohio; Speaks English; Teacher; Public schools; wage earner; Can read and write

In the 1920 US Census for District 223, Bailey, Lane County, Oregon the family of Abraham E. Barnum was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #29; Family #29 (Hawkins Road)
Barnum, Abraham E.; Head; Owns farm home free of mortgage; M; W; 70; Married; Can read and write; b. New York; Both parents b. New York; Speaks English; Farmer; Farm; Works for own account
Barnum, Alice M.; Wife; F; W; 62; Married; Can read and write; b. Ohio; Both parents b. Ohio; Speaks English; No occupation

Oregon Death Index, 1903-98 about Abraham Barnum. Name: Barnum, Abraham; County: Lane; Death Date: 26 Feb 1932; Certificate: 79; Spouse: Alice.
From the Eugene Register-Guard, (Eugene,Oregon), February 28, 1932: A. E. Barnum died at his home on Route 3, Eugene, Friday (February 26) at the age of 83 years. He had been ill two months. Mr. Barnum was born at Hudson, New York February 20, 1849 and came from Nebraska to Lane County in 1904. He was married to Alice Johnston in Iowa in 1871 the couple having celebrated their sixtieth anniversary last July. He is survived by his widow Alice; two sons, M. L. Barnum of Pleasant Hill and H.M. Barnum of Linslaw and one daughter, Mrs. E. S. Etherington on Mount Clemens, Michigan; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Interment is in the old IOOF cemetery. (Eugene Pioneer Cemetery on Find A Grave).
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