Wednesday’s Child – Charles Harold Barnes

Tombstone of Charles Harold Barnes (1898-1900)

Tombstone of Charles Harold Barnes (1898-1900)[1]

This is the tombstone of Charles Harold Barnes, the first born son of Charles E. Barnes and Maria “Minnie” Bedina McCormack. He was born on 7 Dec 1898 in Saginaw, Michigan and died on 16 Sep 1900 in Otter Lake, Michigan. He is buried in the Otter Lake Cemetery. Since he died so young, there isn’t much that I can tell you about his short life. I don’t know if there are any pictures of him around. His father was a Captain of various ships that sailed on the Great Lakes. His mother, “Minnie”, is the younger sister of my great grandfather, William E. McCormack and daughter of Michael and Catherine McCormack.

1900 Barnes Special Census

1900 Barnes Special Census[2]

Here Charles is located in the 1900 census with his family. It mentions the fact that his father was a sailor. It also shows that they lived in Otter Lake, Michigan. (The census was modified to show here.)

His Death Certificate

His Death Certificate[3]

The thing that makes it even sadder, is the fact who the attending physician was. It was Dr. Leon R. Ingleright. The doctor was married to Charles’s aunt Katherine. She was the younger sister to his mother, Minnie. He was well surrounded by family.


1. Used with permission of Shirley Hoard

2. 1900 United States Federal Census, Otter Lake, Lapeer County, Michigan, population schedule, Ward X, ED 43, Pg. 210 (stamped), dwelling 136, family 136, Charles E. Barnes, digital image,,, accessed 23 Feb 2008, citing Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

3. Otter Lake, Lapeer County, Michigan Department of State – Division of Vital Statistics, 407 (Stamped), 5 Oct 1900, Charles H. Barnes,


6 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Child – Charles Harold Barnes

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