Rev. Daniel Benjamin Barnes
Born in Lawrenceville, GA August, 1860
Died in Chattanooga, TN March 11, 1911

 

Well-Known Minister and Printer Passes Away

     A man of interesting and varied career, a minister of the gospel, skilled member of the printers' craft, prominent in Odd Fellow circles, was lost to his family yesterday morning at 5:30 o'clock, when the Rev. Daniel B. Barnes of East Fifth Street, died as immediate result of a paralytic stroke suffered Saturday. The stroke was brought on by Bright's disease.
   
He was a member of Chattanooga Typographical Union, No. 89, being in the employ of the afternoon paper at the time of his death. In every phase of life, where he was wont to take part, he was known as faithful, conscientious, and in the routine of the trade which he plied, he had an enviable reputation.
    Mr. Barnes came to this city from Atlanta. He was a native of Lawrenceville, Ga. The deceased is survived by his wife and seven children, and the depth of their grief is abundant testimony to the tenderness of the home ties and his devotion to the family circle.
   Mr. Barnes, at one time a Methodist minister, following the courage of his convictions, changed to the Baptist church, and was an ordained minister of that denomination at the time of his death. He was formerly pastor of the Ida Bass M. E. church of East Lake.
  
The funeral will be held this afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the First Baptist church, Dr. J. C. Massee and the Rev. D. P. Harris officiating. Interment in Forest Hills. The pallbearers will be W. L. Gardner, J. R. Galon, John O'Brien, R. D. Stone, T. A. Rogers and Basil Palmer, all of whom represent the typographical trade, which he so adorned.
Chattanooga Times March 14, 1911

Submitted by
Karon K. Anderson

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