Monday, July 23, 2012

C. R. Barnes.

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C. R. BARNES, miller, was born at Lowell, Mass., May 25, 1827, and was educated in the grammar schools of his native city. In 1852 he came into the western country, locating in Hebron, Wis., in the milling business and has been in the business ever since. In 1859 he removed to Manhattan, Kan., and built the Manhattan Mills, the eighth flour-mill in the State, and the first west of Topeka. In 1874 located at Clay Centre and built the Quaker City Mills, and in 1880 changed it to a gradual reduction mill, using both burrs and rolls; has a capacity of 110 barrels of flour per day, and runs up to its full capacity. Ships his product to Louisiana, Texas, California, and the whole South and West. Mr. Barnes is the real inventor of the brush machine for cleaning wheat. He was married January 1, 1852, at Lawrence, Mass., to Miss Esther L. Gower. Mrs. Barnes died in 1862, and Mr. Barnes was again married December 12, 1866, to Miss Ellen E. Knapp, of Manhattan, Kan. He has four children--Evangeline, born October 23, 1868; Adelbert B., born July 16, 1870; Neva Estelle, born January 1, 1878; and Walter K, born November 4, 1879.

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