A One-Name Study
for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname
Notes for Eva May BARNUM
Descendant Jane (Walton) Spreier posseses Eva's bible, from whhich she has shared the following: an inscription inside the front cover reads: Eva Randolph, Mrs. J. A. Randolph, Waukomis, March 8, 1896. On the following page appears: Mrs. J. A. Randolph, Waukomis, OT [N.B., Oklahoma Territory], March 8, 1896. On the family records page marriages: Joseph A. Randolph, Eva M. Barnum was married February 22, 1883 at Gallup, New Mexico Buy a Justice of the Peace Bunk. On the family record page deaths: Eva M. Randolph Wife of Joseph A. Randolph Died December 13, 1900 at the age of 38 years.
In the 1880 US Census for District 337, Lexington, Sanilac County, Michigan an Eva May Barnum was enumerated with the family of Joseph Gaige, as follows:
Dwelling #101; Family #108
Barnum, Eva; W; F; 17; Servant; Single; b. Canada; Both parents b. Canada
Eva was one of three servants with the family, the others being Marguerite Quinn, 19 and Hiram Andrews, 53.
From the Enid News and Eagle, Enid, Oklahoma, Friday, 14 Dec 1900: Obituary. Mrs. Joe Randolph, of Waukomis, died yesterday very suddenly of pneumonia. She leaves a husband and little daughter. The death was unexpected and startling to the people of Waukomis. She will be buried in the Waukomis cemetery Saturday, December 15. Mr. Randolph was one of the Rough Riders of the war with Spain and through the influence of vice president elect, Col. Roosevelt, he was selected for postmaster of Waukomis, although the appointment has not yet been announced. It is said that the disease fatal to Mrs. Randolph struck her in its worst form and caused her death in a few hours.
From the Waukomis (Oklahoma) Hornet: The funeral for Mrs. J. Randolph Sunday was one of the largest ever held in Waukomis. Rev. Lovell conducted the service in the Christian Church. Mrs. Randolph was one of the most popular ladies of our town, an elegant Christian lady, loved and respected by all who knew her.
The Oklahoma Territory became the State of Oklahoma in 1907.
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