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The Blue Book of Iowa Women A History of Contemporary Women

Compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914.

  
 

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Mrs. Horace Barnes

Olive Schreiner Barnes was born Sept. 6, 1874, in Ottumwa, Iowa.  She is the daughter of the Rev. Edwin Luther Schreiner and Martha Anne Robinson.  Her father, as his name indicates, was of German descent.  He was an alumnus of the Iowa Wesleyan College and for forty years was a minister in the Iowa conference of the Methodist church, being presiding elder a part of the time.  He served in the Civil War, enlisting with the first Iowa volunteers, later he joined the U. S. Christian Commission, serving to the close of the war.  Mrs. Schreiner was the daughter of the Rev. Anthony Robinson and was a woman of unusual culture--a gentlewoman in every phase of her character.  Mrs. Barnes is a graduate of the Iowa Wesleyan College, having the degrees B. A. and M. A.  She is a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.  She was married June 15, 1898, to Horace Barnes who is editor of the Albia Republican.  He comes from a family of newspaper men, his grandfather having established and edited The Independent Press, the first Iowa paper printed west of the Des Moines river, and his father, A. C. Barnes, edited the Albia Union for many years, and is always given a place of honor at the editorial meetings in the State.  Mrs. Barnes is a member of the M. E. church, is secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Public Library, has been a state officer in the P. E. O. sisterhood and belongs to a number of local clubs.  She is a great reader, a keen observer and appreciative of the fine things of life.  She is a charming companion, having a sense of humor unsurpassed.

 

 

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