Happy Birthday, Reuben Barrett

From the Maryville Tribune, as reprinted in the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri) on September 18, 1914, page 6:

Reuben Barrett is Seventy Years Old

Reuben Barrett, living in the southwest edge of Nodaway county, is celebrating his seventieth birthday today.  Mr. Barrett was licensed as a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church and held a number of country pastorates.  He does no active ministerial work now, but lives in retirement on his farm.

Mr. Barrett served in the Civil War and was an eye witness of the surrender of Lee at Appomattox.  He participated in the grand review at Washington and was honorably discharged.  In 1874 he moved to Nodaway County and bought forty acres of wild prairie land in the southwest corner of Monroe township.  He has added to this until he is the owner of two hundred acres.

In 1869 he was married to Margaret M. Gregg and to them six children were born, four of whom are living.  They are Mrs. Manville Carothers, Kirksville, Mo.; James H. Barrett, teacher, Dixon, S. D.; Floyd R. and Frederick M., both of whom live at home.

— Tuesday’s Maryville Tribune. [September 15, 1914]