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Notes for Frederick Cleveland BARNUM


In the 1900 US Census for District 51, Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York the family of Fred C. Barnum was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #60; Family #62
Barnum, Fred C.; W; M; b. Oct 1873; 26; Married 5 years; b. New York; Both parents b. New York; Farmer; Employed full year; Can read, write and speak English; Rents farm home; Farm Schedule 43
Barnum, Clara E.; Wife; W; F; b. July 1872; 27; Married 5 years; No children; b. Illinois; Both parents b. New York; Can read, write and speak English

In the 1910 US Census for District 82, Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York Fred C. Barnum, widowed, was enumerated with the family of his father, as follows:
Dwelling #139; Family #140
Barnum, Fred C.; Son; M; W; 36; Widowed; b. New York; Both parents b. New York; Speaks English; Farm laborer; Home farm; Wage earner; Can read and write

In the 1920 US Census for District 67, Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York the family of Fred C. Barnum was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #165; Family #169
Barnum, Fred C.; Head; Rents farm home; M; W: 46; Married; Can read and write; b. New York; Both parents b. New York; Speaks English; Farmer; General farm
Barnum, Ida M.; Wife; F; W; 36; Married; Can read and write; b. New York; Both parents b. New York; Speaks English; No occupation
Barnum, Beatrice M.; Daughter; F; W; 5; Single; Did not attend school within the year; b. New York; Both parents b. New York; ; No occupation

In the 1930 US Census for District 13, Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York the family of Fred C. Barnum was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #27; Family #27
Barnum, Fred C.; Head; Owns non-farm home valued at $2,500; Owns radio set; M; W; 55; Married; Can read and write; b. New York; Both parents b. New York; Speaks English; Farmer; Truck driver; Wage earner; At work previous day; Non-veteran
Barnum, Ida M.; Wife; F; W; 47; Married 29 years; Can read and write; b. New York; Both parents b. New York; Speaks English; No occupation
Barnum, Beatris M.; Daughter; F; W; 15; Single; Can read and write; b. New York; Both parents b. New York; Speaks English; No occupation
Barnum, Fredrik M.; Daughter [sic]; F; W; 8; Single; Can read and write; b. New York; Both parents b. New York; Speaks English; No occupation

He was called “Frederick Cleveland Barnum” on his World War I draft registration but was generally known as Fred C. Barnum. He registered for the draft on the same day as his brother Frank J. Barnum.

From the Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, February 8, 1954, p. 3: Fred C. Barnum, 80, Canandaigua RD 5, died unexpectedly yesterday, February 7, 1954. He was born October 31, 1873, the son of the late William M. and Martha Hyde Barnum, in the town of Canandaigua and was a life-long resident of that area. He was the husband of the late Ida Mae Goff Barnum. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Donald C. Read, Canandaigua RD 5; two sons, F. Martin and James F. both of Canandaigua RD 5; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial Pine Bank Cemetery.
From the Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, February 8, 1954, p. 3: Fred C. Barnum, 80, Canandaigua RD 5, died unexpectedly yesterday, February 7, 1954. He was born October 31, 1873, the son of the late William M. and Martha Hyde Barnum, in the town of Canandaigua and was a life-long resident of that area. He was the husband of the late Ida Mae Goff Barnum. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Donald C. Read, Canandaigua RD 5; two sons, F. Martin and James F. both of Canandaigua RD 5; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial Pine Bank Cemetery.
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