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Dr Daniel Emmett Barnett

Daniel Emmett Barnett
birth: 10 May 1875, Indianola, IL to Robert Edward Barnett and Mary Elizabeth Martin
death: 18 Nov 1942 at Homer, Rush Co., IN
burial: East Hill Mausoleum, Rushville, Rush Co., IN

marriage: 12 June 1901, Sidell, IL
Cora Lucretia McGinnis
birth: 21 Aug 1877 at Fairmount, IL to Lewis Abner McGinnis and Lavenia Hoak
death: 28 Mar 1961, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN
burial: East Hill Mausoleum, Rushville, Rush Co., IN

Children of Daniel Emmett Barnett and Cora Lucretia McGinnis:

  • Inez Love Barnett, b. 10 Aug 1902 at Ann Arbor, MI, d. 14 Aug 1987 at Kalamazoo, MI, m. 22 Aug 1927 to Gifford Upjohn at Rushvile, Rush Co., IN
  • Irma Lowene Barnett, b. 19 Feb 1904 at Ann Arbor, MI, d. Aug 1985 at Mesa, AZ, m. 30 Dec 1944 to Cyril Joseph Wittliff at Detriot, MI
  • Arthur R. “Doc” Barnett, b. 5 Nov 1906 at New Hartford, MO, d. 11 Feb 1987 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN, m. 17 Aug 1940 to Hanne K Beck in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN
  • Frances Marie Barnett, b. 25 July 1911 at Homer, Rush Co., IN, d. 10 Aug 2006 in New Braunfels, TX, m. 18 Oct 1941 to Colin Campbell Macdonald in East Lansing, MI

Dr. Daniel Emmett Barnett Lived In:

  • 1875 – 1901: the Indianola and Sidell areas of Illinois
  • 1901 – 1905: Ann Arbor, MI, while attending University of Michigan Medical School
  • 1905 – 1906: Ludington, MI, where he had his first practice
  • 1906 – 1908 or 1909: New Hartford, MO, where he had his second medical practice in this rural area he described as the “Champ Clark area”, a reference to a long serving U. S. representative
  • 1908 or 1909 – his 1942 death: Homer, Rush Co., Indiana

Other Information:

Dr. Barnett was a classic country doctor who visited patients on horseback or by buggy, and later, by Model T. He was beloved by his patients, many of whom credited him with saving them or their loved ones during the epidemics of the times.

Fellow physicians regarded him as a gifted diagnostician. An Indianapolis surgeon once remarked that if the Homer doctor called to say he was sending over a patient, his staff was instructed to prepare the operating room, as Dr. Barnett was rarely wrong.

Stories of Dr. Barnett’s medical training, career, and family life were published in 2016 in daughter Frances Barnett Macdonald’s The County Doctor’s Youngest Daughter. Copies are available at: http://squareup.com/store/stolen-owl-press

Submitted by:
Patricia Macdonald Skillman
Email: trishskillman@gmail.com

Frances Marie Barnett

Frances Marie Barnett
birth: 25 July 1911, at Homer, Rush Co., IN to Dr Daniel E Barnett and Cora Lucretia (McGinnis) Barnett
death: 10 Aug 2006 at New Braunfels, TX
burial: East Hill Mausoleum, Rushville, Rush Co., IN

marriage: 18 Oct 1941 at East Lansing, MI
Colin Campbell Macdonald
birth: 26 Jun 1911 at Detroit, MI, to Edward Albert Macdonald and Ruth (Woodward) Macdonald
death: 6 Jan 1946, Denver, CO
burial: East Hill Mausoleum, Rushville, Rush Co., IN

Children of Frances Marie Barnett and Colin Campbell Macdonald:

  • Patricia Macdonald, b. 4 Apr 1943, m. Jerry Homer Skillman, b. 14 Jun 1940

Frances Marie Barnett Lived In:

  • 1911 – 1936: Homer, Rush Co., IN
  • 1931 – 1941: Ann Arbor, MI; Lansing, MI; Detroit, MI; Cleveland, OH (while attending university and graduate school)
  • Early 1940s: Homer, Rush Co., IN (while husband began military training)
  • Mid 1940s: Florida (husband’s Officer Training)
  • 1946 – 1962: Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN
  • 1962 – 1995: Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
  • 1995 – 2000: Witchita Falls, TX
  • 2000 – 2006: New Braunfels, TX

Other Information:

Frances’ memoir, The Country Doctor’s Youngest Daughter, was published in 2016 by Stolen Owl Press. Her 95 years of family stories paint a vivid portrait of the joys and heartbreak that defined the 20th Century.

Submitted by:
Patricia Macdonald Skillman
Email: trishskillman@gmail.com

Jonathan Osborn

Jonathan Osborn 
b. 14 February 1799, Virginia
d. 5 May 1877, Galesburg, Putnam County, Missouri

m. 11 August 1835, Knox County, Indiana
Mary Ann C. MacDonald
b. 7 March 1814, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland
d. 1 February 1894, Putnam County, Missouri

Children with Mary Ann C. MacDonald:

  • Martha
  • Ann Emiline
  • Mariah Louise
  • William Henry
  • Mary Sarah
  • James Uriah
  • Jonathan R.
  • Susanna
  • Josephine Mary

At the time of his death, William Henry, son of Jonathan Osborn, was the second oldest living person who had fought in the Civil War. Life Magazine carried his story and picture in 1946.

The Osborn’s migrated from Indiana to Galesburg, Putnam County, Missouri, in 1865.

Submitted by:
Bonnie Bartlett
Springfield OR