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Lewis Henry LYSHER BARNUM[1, 2, 3]

Male 1893 - 1952  (58 years)


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  • Name Lewis Henry LYSHER BARNUM 
    Born 23 September 1893  Albion,Noble Co.,IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Colfax Twp.,Mecosta Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1930  Austin Twp.,Mecosta Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 8 July 1952  Lakeview,Moncalm Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Cause: Cancer of Liver 
    Buried 11 July 1952  Pine Plains Cemetery,Colfax Twp.,Big Rapids,Mecosta Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 8
    Notes 
    • Mom said her dad told her he had left home at the age of 14.

      According to his children and other family members he claimed to be born a BARNUM but older family members said that he was born a LYSHER. It was said that he ran away when he was young and joined the circus, where he took the last name of Barnum.
      I looked for proof of this and found it in the 1900 & 1910 census (see references)

      I looked for the family in Austin Twp, Mecosta Co., MI in the 1920 census, but did not find them there. (They are there in 1930.)

      BIRTH: I have checked the records for Noble Co., IN and they do not show Lewis Barnum or Lewis Lysher born in 1893 or 1892. I did find his sister, Ella, born 19 Dec 1892. The 1900 Census shows his birth as Sep 1893. Mom said he was 46 when she was born and his cemetery marker said he was born in 1892 but it is not possible for him to have the same mother as Ella (which both agree they did) and be born 23 Sep 1892.

      DEATH: He died at Kelsey Hospital. Mom says she was there. I have send to Moncalm County for the death records but they said they do not have them.
    Person ID I73  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 27 July 2007 

    Father Henry Russell LYSHER,   b. 15 January 1863, Carryall Twp.,Antwerp (PO),Paulding Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 July 1941, Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Catherine Alice MCCLELLAND,   b. 7 April 1872, ?Albion,Noble Co.,IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 December 1914, Henderson Twp,Wexford Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 1 October 1892  Albion Twp.,Noble Co.,IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The marriage record for them said it was the first marriage for both of them, but the 1910 census (see reference) said that it was his second marriage and her 1st marriage. [9]
    Family ID F36  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Hester Elizabeth HAND,   b. 30 December 1898, Clay Twp.,Howe,Lagrange Co.,IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 August 1961, Stanwood,Mecosta Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 9 February 1916  El Dorado,Butler Co.,KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Lucille Helen BARNUM,   b. 7 November 1916, Great Bend,Barton Co.,KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 July 2000, Grand Rapids,Kent Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +2. Lawrence Gilbert BARNUM,   b. 7 August 1918, Covert,Paw Paw,VanBuren Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 January 2005, Grand Rapids,Kent Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Leo Clifford BARNUM,   b. 13 May 1920, El Dorado,Butler Co.,KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 December 2001, Baldwin,Lake Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. LIVING
    +5. Hilda Fayette BARNUM,   b. 2 October 1923, Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 October 1983, Stanwood,Mecosta Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +6. P. T. BARNUM,   b. 14 December 1925, Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 December 1996, Morley,Mesosta Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +7. Harry Lester BARNUM,   b. 3 April 1928, Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 April 1997  (Age 69 years)
    +8. Luella Marie BARNUM,   b. 16 March 1931, Rodney,Mecosta Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 October 1961, Grand Rapids,Kent Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +9. LIVING
    +10. LIVING
    +11. LIVING
     12. Marshall Leroy BARNUM,   b. 2 February 1940, Paris,Mecosta Co,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 February 1940, Paris,Mecosta Co,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F27  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S144] 1930 US Federal Census - BARNUM Lewis Family, (Austin, Mecosta Co, MI, ED 3, Sheet 3A, Lines 30-38, Image 5 of 10 ) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S163] 1900 US Federal Census - LYSHER, Henry R Family, Colfax, Mecosta Co., MI; ED 93, Lines 66-72, Image 18 of 20 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S165] 1910 US Federal Census - LYSHER Henry R. Family, ((Harrietta), Other Townships; Boon Twp., Wexford Co., MI, ED # 137, Sheet 8B, Lines 82-89, Image 16 of 27) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S145] BARNUM Lewis H. Funeral Card (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1307] BARNUM Lewis Ross WWI Draft Registration, (184 of 744, Allegan Co., MI ).

    6. [S266] BARNUM Lewis H. Obituary 1952, (The Big Rapids Pioneer; Wednesday, 9 Jul 1952; Page 1) (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S428] BARNUM Lewis Cemetery Marker (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1311] Pine Plains Cemetery Mecosta Co, Location (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S158] LYSHER Henry R & MCCLELLAND Katie Marriage.


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