A One-Name Study
for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname
Notes for William Lincoln BARNUM
From the New York Times, 24 Oct 1940: William L. Barnum, an ex-County Judge. Retired Onondaga Jurist was Gold Prospector in Youth. Special to the New York Times. Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 23 -- Judge William Lincoln Barnum, retired from the county bench, died at his home here last night. He was 74 years old. Judge Barnum was born in Syracuse on Jan. 3., 1866, the son of the late Willis S. and Henrietta Howe Barnum. He attended the public schools of this city, but quit school at the age of 15 and with his brother, Frederick, went to Colorado to prospect for gold. He remained in the West for some years and then came back East to matriculate in the law school of Columbia University, from which he was graduated in 1899. On Sept. 8, 1892, Judge Barnum married Miss Irlavere Searl, who survives him. They have one son, Dwight S. Barnum, who lives In Syracuse.
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