Merlin Barnes (1909 - 1965)

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Merlin Barnes
1909 - 1965
updated February 06, 2019
Merlin Barnes was born on August 19, 1909. He died in February 1965 at 55 years old. We know that Merlin Barnes had been residing in Florida.

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Merlin Barnes died in February 1965 at 55 years of age. He was born on August 19, 1909. There is no information about Merlin's surviving family. We know that Merlin Barnes had been residing in Florida.
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1909 - 1965 World Events

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In 1909, in the year that Merlin Barnes was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1918, by the time he was just 9 years old, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1944, he was 35 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1957, when he was 48 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1965, in the year of Merlin Barnes's passing, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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Merlin D Barnes
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Jan 30, 1927 - June 1986
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Other Barneses

Thomas Barnes
Oct 4, 1914 - July 1978
Jacksonville, Florida
Corrie H Barnes
Apr 21, 1911 - Feb 15, 2002
Houston, TX
Carrie A Barnes
Oct 9, 1913 - Apr 7, 1992
Pensacola, FL
Elie Barnes
Jul 24, 1901 - April 1970
Hollywood, Florida
Terrell A Barnes
Jan 8, 1954 - May 9, 2008
Florida
Eugene Barnes
Oct 24, 1952 - December 1974
James Barnes
Feb 5, 1906 - April 1984
Lakeland, Florida
Wesley Barnes
Aug 15, 1909 - Apr 22, 1991
New York, NY
Charlotte C Barnes
Dec 12, 1919 - Jul 9, 2008
Lake Worth, Florida
Clinton Barnes
Dec 4, 1909 - February 1977
West Palm Beach, Florida
Mary J Barnes
Jan 10, 1913 - Apr 2, 2002
Jacksonville, FL
Clementine B Barnes
May 23, 1911 - Mar 8, 1990
Jacksonville, FL
Ouida C Barnes
Aug 5, 1900 - Oct 15, 1989
Montgomery, AL
William Barnes
Jun 15, 1913 - November 1979
Detroit, Michigan
Wes Barnes
Feb 2, 1891 - September 1962
New Jersey
Bernice Barnes
Dec 25, 1917 - Mar 14, 1999
Winter Haven, FL
Vera E Barnes
Sep 2, 1916 - Jul 17, 1997
Savannah, GA
J Barnes
Jul 29, 1898 - May 1968
Florida
Lewis Barnes
Oct 1, 1914 - July 1977
Port Saint Joe, Florida
Randall Barnes
Jul 19, 1917 - March 1979
Panama City, Florida

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Jan 27, 1902 - October 1981
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Sep 13, 1910 - October 1969
Pompano Beach, Florida
Albert Wilson
Feb 15, 1907 - Jun 22, 1992
Matthew Wilson
Oct 4, 1906 - October 1991
Newark, NJ
Sherman Tompkins
Jul 1, 1905 - September 1964
Florida
Mack Shuler
Jan 3, 1910 - July 1983
Crawfordville, Florida
Aurelius Peterson
Jan 3, 1892 - February 1974
Quincy, Florida
Aaron Mccullough
Oct 20, 1907 - July 1981
Jacksonville, Florida
Albert Donaldson
Oct 8, 1908 - March 1979
Quincy, Florida
Leslie Addison
Sep 29, 1904 - August 1981
Panama City, Florida
Doris L Chaffee
Sep 12, 1916 - Jul 2, 2010
Connellys Springs, NC
Gilbert Hopkins
Oct 3, 1905 - October 1986
Pensacola, Florida
Warren Leroy
Feb 2, 1921 - January 1969
Harold D Kirkland
Mar 7, 1916 - Oct 28, 2000
Port Saint Joe, FL
Charles Cantrell
Jun 24, 1903 - June 1965
Jacksonville, Florida
Manley Sanders
Apr 16, 1904 - July 1983
Miami, Florida
Florence S Dayton
Sep 18, 1899 - Oct 15, 1997
Huntington Beach, CA
Oscar Gardiner
Aug 9, 1921 - Feb 4, 2000
Clayton, GA
Byron Register
Sep 24, 1920 - October 1958
James Thomas
Jul 18, 1918 - April 1984
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