Enos Barrett Buried Near Colchester Sunday

Enos Barrett, son of Arthur and Hannah (Sears) Barrett, died at his home south of Colchester, Friday, Aug. 14, aged 85 years, 9 months, and 9 days.

Mr. Barrett was the last of the family, his parents, four sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

He was married to Miss Sophia Elizabeth Hess Oct. 8, 1871. To this union one daughter, Mrs. Ella Flint, was born. There is left to mourn his death, his aged wife, daughter, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Fifty-two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Barrett moved from the Oak Grove neighborhood west of Astoria to the farm in Bethel township, McDonough county, where he died.

He was of a fine Christian character. Day by day throughout the months and years, his faith was in the Dunkard church which house of worship was at his own doorstep, where he has lived and been so long faithful at its call.

It was his desire to be buried in the Dunkard cemetery where he had seen so many of his relatives and old friends layed so peacefully away.

Mr. Barrett was among the last of the old settlers and citizens left in the community. His life has been clean and uplifting in the neighborhood in which he has lived so long and he will be missed by everyone. He has been a successful farmer and a person who had the respect of all. Peace to his memory.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Lovelace of the Colchester M. E. church, were held Sunday afternoon at the church near his home, and the body laid to rest in the nearby cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 8/19/1936

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