Barnes Families

Duwayne Barnes Family | James Barnes Family

Duwayne Barnes Family

Duwayne Barnes married Hazel Belle Brodie on June 15, 1940.  Duwayne was born July 24, 1917 and died on October 31, 1974.  He is interred in the Curtisville Cemetery.  Hazel was born on April born April 14, 1922.  They had eight children:

  • Duwayne Laurel Barnes (died in infancy)
  • Larry Joe (born Sept. 23, 1943) Larry married Delores Heath and later Sandra Talsman. Larry has three  children:
    • Larry Barnes
    • Allen Barnes
    • Randy Barnes
    • Laurie Barnes
  • Carol Barnes (born Sept. 27, 1944) married Jule Wilcox.  They had two children:
    • James Wilcox
    • Jody Wilcox
  • Rose Barnes (born Nov. 9, 1945) married Robert Tolen.  They had two sons:
    • Robert Tolen
    • Duwayne Tolen
  • Dale Barnes (born March 31, 1947) married Debra Pillow. They had one son:
    • Danny Pillow, and expecting another child
  • Denny Barnes (born April 10, 1950) married Barbara Duncan.  They had one son:
    • Denny Barnes Jr.
  • Terry  Barnes (born Aug. 1, 1951) married Glenda Lang.  They had one son:
    • Toni Barnes.
  • Marilyn Barnes (born April 8, 1953) Married Frank Matwyuk Jr.

Duwayne and Hazel were married at Dearborn, Mich. June 15, 1940. Duwayne was 22 and Hazel 18. Duwayne’s parents were Susan Hoover and Samuel Barnes. Witnesses were Rose and Loren Lauks. Minister was Rev. Herbert W. Parks, A.B. pastor of Free Methodist Church, Dearborn, Mich. Duwayne and Hazel lived in Dearborn, Romulus and Lapeer. They came back to Curtisville in the fall of 1940. They lived in a little house on the Au Sable river. They were snowed out and lived with Hazel’s parents until March 1941. They farmed Cliff Latter’s farm for half of the profit for two years. Meanwhile, Duwayne built a house on an acre of land given them as a wedding gift by Hazel’s parents. In Aug. 1948 they used the home they built as a down payment on a farm purchased from George and Pearl Brodie. This was what was left of the old Brodie farm and 20 acres on Weismiller Rd.

In 1958, Barnes barn burned and all their hay burned. They took the insurance money and sale of all cattle and paid off their land contract Aug. 25, 1958.

Pearl Brodie was a woman of many talents. She impressed upon her children the importance of a good education. For many years she was the leader of the Home Economics Group. She could teach how to bake the most delicate of cakes and tailor the finest clothes. She hand pieced many lovely quilts. To be offered a dish of her homemade ice cream was a very special treat.

Information: Family Tree—Hazel Brodie Barnes.


James Barnes Family


James Barnes, Manley L. Bell (on horse), Harriet Bell, Dewey La Fluer (on horse) Donald La Fluer, Mary Ann Barnes (holding horse) and holding Alvin Bell, Josie La Fluer Bell holding Donald Bell, Iva La Fluer. 


The 1900 Census identified the following members of the Barnes family living in Curtisville: James Barnes (head of household), Mary Barnes (wife), La Fleur (step-son), Harriet T. (step-daughter), and Manley Bell (son-in-law). James was identified as being a farmer.

James Barnes with old dog Spot

James Barnes with old dog Spot

Mary Ann & Jospeh Barnes & Leroy Tinham

Mary Ann & James Barnes & Leroy Tinkham

This farm was located on the southeast corner of Bamfield and Curtisville Roads. James Barnes operated a "Squaring Mill"  on this property. He built a two story log house on the property that was later sold to John Wesley Redmond.

Mary Ann Barnes making soap

Mary Ann Barnes making soap

Mary A. Barnes, b. Jul 12, 1850, d. Mar 7, 1923 was a member of the Ancient Order of Gleaners - Curtis Arbor in 1903.

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