Sylvester Barnes (1904 - 1972)

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Sylvester Barnes
1904 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Sylvester Barnes was born on February 9, 1904. He died in December 1972 at age 68. We know that Sylvester Barnes had been residing in Mendenhall, Simpson County, Mississippi 39114.


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Sylvester Barnes passed away in December 1972 at age 68. He was born on February 9, 1904. We have no information about Sylvester's immediate family. We know that Sylvester Barnes had been residing in Mendenhall, Simpson County, Mississippi 39114.
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In 1904, in the year that Sylvester Barnes was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1938, at the age of 34 years old, Sylvester was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1959, at the age of 55 years old, Sylvester was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1966, at the age of 62 years old, Sylvester was alive when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1972, in the year of Sylvester Barnes's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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Nov 12, 1909 - December 1984
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Dannie Lee Barnes
May 3, 1946 - Mar 30, 2004
Grand Rapids, MI
M Barnes
Sep 25, 1941 - Feb 26, 2003
Edwards, MS
Sonnie Barnes
Jan 11, 1943 - Jul 22, 1994
Marshall Barnes
Nov 26, 1942 - Feb 29, 2004
Taylorsville, MS
Juanita Barnes
Jun 12, 1926 - Mar 3, 2005
Jackson, MS
Lonia Barnes
Jul 4, 1906 - March 1972
Indianola, Mississippi
Theola Barnes
Sep 4, 1893 - November 1976
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Dorothy L Barnes
Feb 8, 1945 - Dec 1, 2010
Riverdale, IL
Flora Barnes
Feb 7, 1942 - July 1980
Chicago, Illinois
Louise Pugh Barnes
Jan 13, 1947 - Oct 4, 2010
Hattiesburg, MS
Margie T Barnes
Sep 13, 1944 - Nov 12, 2007
Port Gibson, MS
Lizzie Barnes
Sep 23, 1906 - October 1975
Woodville, Mississippi
Eddie Barnes
Jan 22, 1943 - August 1987
Christine Barnes
Mar 22, 1931 - May 1, 2001
Soso, MS
Gloria Barnes
Mar 28, 1943 - Oct 15, 2007
Tylertown, MS
Virginia Barnes
Apr 11, 1909 - July 1974
Bogue Chitto, Mississippi
Larry Barnes
Apr 2, 1945 - May 1985
Kansas City, Missouri
Dennis T Barnes
Jun 11, 1947 - Nov 13, 2006
Jonesboro, AR
Mae B Barnes
Aug 14, 1917 - Jun 7, 1996
Edwards, MS
Bertha B Barnes
Apr 24, 1950 - Apr 11, 2000
McComb, MS

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Bentonia, Mississippi
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Jackson, MS
Rogers Grisle
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Mabel J Manning
Sep 2, 1911 - Jul 5, 1997
Madison, MS
Bonnie Ray
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Bay Springs, MS
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Chicago, IL
Warrine Rembert
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Gainesville, FL
Emma Harris
Nov 1, 1898 - September 1992
Brandon, MS
Josephine H Catchings
Jun 16, 1943 - Jan 4, 1995
Jackson, MS
A Ware
Sep 16, 1898 - June 1983
Jackson, Mississippi
Michael Cudo
Dec 11, 1945 - October 1985
James F Sumrall
Dec 6, 1947 - Jul 28, 2011
Benton, MS
Ellen L Haley
Oct 17, 1945 - May 2, 2002
Magee, MS
Glennward Steward
Oct 26, 1943 - Dec 8, 2009
Milwaukee, WI
Michael G Evans
Jul 31, 1947 - Jul 4, 2001
Jackson, MS
Willie M Neese
Nov 8, 1914 - Jul 30, 2001
Carthage, MS
Mary Smith
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Pelahatchie, Mississippi
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Crystal Springs, MS
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