||Calvin M. Barnes
Calvin M. Barnes, was born in Trumbull Co., Ohio, Oct. 24, 1854. His parents, Elijah and Diantha (Drake) Barnes, were natives of Vermont. When he was ten years old he was brought by his parents to this state and settled in Dayton Township (later Denver Township), where he received his education in the common schools and worked on his father's farm until the death of the latter, which occurred in the fall of 1874. He then took a tour of the Western States, returning in November 1875, to his home, where he worked on his father's farm several months.
Sept. 25, 1876, he was married to Miss Araminta A., daughter of Ansel F. and Clara A. (Barton) Perkins, who were natives of New York and of English-German ancestry. She was born in Trumbull County , Ohio, Jan. 7, 1860, and in 1868 came with her parents to this county, where she was educated.
After his marriage Mr. Barnes was engaged one year in lumbering in the pines of White River. In 1877 he purchased the stock of goods belonging to Mr. Stone at Aetna, and established a store of general merchandise on a comparatively small scale; but his trade has gradually increased until he does an annual business of $5,000. He had the largest store in the village, and had purchased 10 acres in town lots. He was Postmaster seven years, and in politics was a Republican. Later he moved to Hesperia and had a store.
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