Thursday, October 27, 2011

George L. Barney

George Lawrence Barney was born about 1843 to George and Caroline (Lawrence) Barney. He was a hardware merchant in Sandusky, Ohio. Sadly, George L. Barney died on October 26, 1873 at the age of 30. His sister, Carrie Ella Barney, had died in March of the same year. George's mother, Caroline, would outlive all but five of her children. George L. Barney was buried in the Barney family lot at Oakland Cemetery. He left behind a wife, the former Kate Norton, and a two young sons, George Lawrence Barney and Charles Norton Barney. The tombstone of George L. Barney features beautifully sculpted floral adornments and a folded drape.

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