1864–1930

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Born: March 15, 1864, Shir­ley, South­amp­ton, Eng­land.

Died: Ap­ril 11, 1930, Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan.

Buried: Oak Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan.

Biography

In 1881, Barnes moved to Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan, to at­tend Bat­tle Creek Col­lege and play the or­gan at the Se­venth-day Ad­vent­ist church there. He event­u­al­ly served as head of the Bat­tle Creek Col­lege mu­sic de­part­ment for al­most 20 years.

He formed an am­a­teur mu­sic club, helped found an an­nu­al spring mu­sic fes­ti­val in Bat­tle Creek, ran the Bat­tle Creek Con­ser­va­to­ry of Mu­sic (un­til 1926), and was or­gan­ist and choir di­rect­or at the First Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church in Bat­tle Creek.

Hills­dale Col­lege, Mi­chi­gan, award­ed him an hon­or­ary doc­tor­ate de­gree in 1920.

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