The dark angel of death quietly stole into Port Clinton early ' last Friday morning, and while others slept took into its fold one of the most popular young: men in this city in the pe>aon oi" Kaymond Barnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Barnes, of 635 South Madison street.
The death of the young man. came as a most severe shock to the entire community, and the news that he had passed away in the Pool hospital.,���spread like wildfire throughout the city. He had been confined to tne hospital for a little over a week, with what at first was believed lo be ty¬ phoid fever, and although he was in a critical condition from the very first, his thousands of friends, as well as his relatives, hoped and prayed for his recovery. This belief, and hope was held: until the very last, but the pois¬ on which had its center in his spine, had spread so thoroughly, and at three o'clock Friday morning he breathed his last and passed on into the nands of his Maker. 7-3^-,,^3, &
Not only in Port Clinton was the young man so well known but in all parts of northern Ohio, where he had entered in many outboard motor boat races. Although only a youngster, he was admired by all for his true sports¬ manship in any contest in which he was entered. He lived up to the sportsman's code, and this combined with his likable personality, was the ea.use of his friendship with everyone, with whom he carne in contact Not only was he an outboard enthusiast, but in every branch of sports at the high school, where he attended school, he was noticed trying out for various teams. He failed to land berths on any of the squads there, but this did not deter him from trying, and at the practices of the teams, he was seen on the sidelines, always anxious to help in any way possible.
From the time that his body layed in the casket at the home of his parents, until it was taken to its final resting place in Riverview cemetery Monday morning, the home on South Madison street was filled with friends who journeyed there to pay their last respects. The two large rooms of the Barnes' home were packed with tiers of floral wreaths and boquets, and up until a late hour Monday morning, they continued to be brought in. Flowers from people in every walk of. life w'htq sent to the home, until there was hardly an inch of space for the placing of them.
Monday morning, when the funeral procession left the home at 9:45, near¬ ly 50 machines joined in the cortege to the church. Friends and relatives who were not in the procession went to the church earlier to join in the last rites. As though paying respect from the entire community at the fu¬ neral, the chimes in the clock at the court house chimed out the hour as the silver casket holding the body of the dead youth, was carried into the Immaculate Conception church. It seemed as though it too must how 11s head at the passing of so fine a young man, Despite the fact that thermom¬ eters registered close to the :t00 de¬ grees mark Monday morning, hun- drds motored to Riverview cemetery, at the close of the ceremonies at th<j Catholic church to see the. body laij to rest. Even the blistering h.-at ami the hot wind that swept the cemetery failed to keep the people away.
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