A Genealogy of the Barnum, Barnam and Barnham Family

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Notes for Walter Burdette BARNUM

The Genealogical Record of the Barnum Family calls him Walter Burdette Barnum. He was a carpenter by trade.

In the 1880 US Census for Leroy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania the family of Walter Burdett BARNUM was enumerated as follows:
Household #142; FAmily #156
Barnum, B.; 24; M; husband; M; farmer; born PA, both parents born in NY
Barnum, Frank; 20; F; wife; M; keeping house; born in PA; father born VT; mother born NH
Barnum, Arta; age 2; M; son; S; born in PA; both parents born in PA
Barnum, Milo; age 1; M; son; S; born in PA; both parents born in PA

From the Elmira City and Elmira Heights Directory, 1900: Barnum, W Burdett, emp Eclipse Bicycle Co, h 603 W Second.

Elmira, NY City Directories - 1904-1912 Barnum, Walter Burdett, carpenter, h 603 W. 2nd. 1900 Chemung Co., NY Census, Vol. 1, E.D. 14, Sheet 5, Line 78, Barnum, W.B., W, M, born June 1857 in PA, age now - 43 lives 603 W. 2nd St., Elmira, Chemung, NY Barnum, Frankie, wife, born June 1860 in PA Barnum, Arthur L., son, born Oct 1877 in PA Barnum, Milo, son, born May 1879 in PA Barnum, Maudie, dau, born Sept 1881 in PA Barnum, Clark, son, born May 1884 in PA Griswold, Julia, m-i-l, born Nov 1822 in NH, age now - 77 Griswold, Belle, s-i-l, born Feb 1849 in PA, age now - 51.

Obituary from Elmira, NY newspaper, October 8, 1926 - Walter Burdett Barnum, 70, of 144 West Hudson Street died unexpectedly this morning at 11 o'clock of an apoplectic seizure. Mr. Barnum is survived by his widow, two sons: Arthur L., of Elmira and Milo D., of Buffalo: two daughters, Mrs. Irving Van Patten and Miss Eloise Barnum of Elmira. The decedent was a member of the Westside M.E. Church and was highly respected. He was a carpenter by occupation. The remains repose in the Harrington undertaking rooms. Funeral notice later. File card from Woodlawn Cemetery - Name: Barnum, Burdette W., Sex: Male, Place of Death: Elmira, NY, Date of Death: Oct. 8, 1926, Date of Interment: Oct. 12, 1926, Cause of Death: Cerebral Apoplexy, Age: 70 years, In Whose Lot Interred: W.B. Barnum, No. of Lot: 219, No. of Sec: YY, Undertaker: W.C. Harrington.
Of cerebral apoplexy.
In Woodlawn Cemetery.


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