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Encyclopedia > Cassius McDonald Barnes
Cassius McDonald Barnes

5th Governor of Oklahoma Territory
Oklahoma Territory
Term of office: May 24, 1897April 15, 1901
Appointed By: William McKinley
Predecessor: William Cary Renfrow
Successor: William Miller Jenkins
Born: August 25, 1845
Livingston County, New York
Died: February 18, 1925
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Political party: Republican
Profession: Lawyer, Soldier, Statesman
Spouse: 1) Elizabeth Mary Bartlett Barnes
2) Rebecca Borney Barnes

Cassius McDonald Barnes (August 25, 1845February 18, 1925) was an American Civil War soldier, lawyer and Republican politician who served as the 5th Governor of Oklahoma Territory. This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma Territory: See also Oklahoma Oklahoma Territory Governor of Oklahoma Category: ... Oklahoma Territory was an organized territory of the United States from May 2, 1890 until November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state. ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of New York. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Duke City Location Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates , Government Country State County United States New Mexico Bernalillo Founded 1706 Mayor Martin Chavez Geographical characteristics Area     City 469. ... A political party is an organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... A soldier is a person who serves in an armed force for pay. ... The term statesman is a respectful term used to refer to diplomats, politicians, and other notable figures of state. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... A soldier is a person who serves in an armed force for pay. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... // The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political organizations in the United States two party system; the Democratic Party is the other. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma Territory: See also Oklahoma Oklahoma Territory Governor of Oklahoma Category: ...

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Early Life and the American Civil War

The son of Henry Hogan and Semantha Barnes, Cassius McDonald Barnes was born in Livingston County, New York on August 25, 1845. Barnes would spend the first few years of his life in New York, but his parent would later moved to Michigan. There he would attend both public school and the Wesleyan Church Seminary in Albion, Michigan. Livingston County is a county located in the state of New York. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... The term public school has different (and in some cases contradictory) meanings due to regional differences. ... The Wesleyan Church in America (formerly Wesleyan Methodist) was officially formed in 1843 at an organizing conference in Utica, New York, as a group of ministers and laymen splitting from the Methodist Episcopal Church, primarily over the issue of slavery, though they had secondary issues as well. ... A seminary is a specialized university-like institution for the purpose of instructing students (seminarians) in theology, often in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ... Albion is a city located in Calhoun County in the south central region of Michigan. ...


In 1861, the American Civil War broke out when Barnes was just 16 years old. Barnes joined the Union army as a volunteer soldier. Barnes’s earlier experients in telegraphy earned him a position in the Military Telegraph and Engineering Corps of the Union army. Barnes would serve for the entire duration of the war. During his service, he would spend a portion of his enlistment as the secretary to Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon. Barnes would leave the army at the age of 20. 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... Optical Telegraf of Claude Chappe on the Litermont near Nalbach, Germany Telegraph and telegram redirect here. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... Nathaniel Lyon Nathaniel Lyon (July 14, 1818 – August 10, 1861) was the first Union general to be killed in the American Civil War and is noted for his actions in the state of Missouri at the beginning of the conflict. ...


Arkansas and Oklahoma Politics

After the conclusion of the war, Barnes moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1865. After eleven years as a private citizen, in 1876 Barnes, a Republican, moved to Ft. Smith, Arkansas where he accepted a position as Chief Deputy United States Marshal over the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. The year before, US President Ulysses S. Grant had appointed Isaac Parker as District Judge over that court. Nickname: Rocktown, The Rock, Capital City Coordinates: Country United States State Arkansas County Pulaski Founded 1821 Incorporated 1831 Mayor Jim Dailey Area    - City 302. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... // The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political organizations in the United States two party system; the Democratic Party is the other. ... The United States Marshals Service, part of the United States Department of Justice, is the United States oldest federal law enforcement agency. ... The United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas is further subdivided into six divisions, which collectively cover 34 Arkansas counties. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American general and politician who was elected the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... Isaac Charles Parker (October 15, 1838 – November 17, 1896) served as a U.S. District Court judge presiding over the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas for twenty-one years. ... A United States federal judge is a judge appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate in accordance with Article III of the United States Constitution. ...


During Barnes’s time in Arkansas, Barnes married Elizabeth Mary Bartlett of North Adams, Massachusetts, in Little Rock on June 4, 1868. Barnes would gain a friendship with the powerful Clayton family, most notabley former Governor of Arkansas and (then) Senator Powell Clayton. Through his friendship with Clayton, Barnes was appointed, by President Benjamin Harrison, Receiver of the United States Land Office at Guthrie in 1890 with the opening of Oklahoma Territory. He would hold that position for four years. Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Public Library in the 1920s North Adams is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... This is a list of governors of Arkansas. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Arkansas to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Powell Clayton (7 August 1833 - 23 August 1914) was the first carpetbag Governor of the State of Arkansas and Ambassador to Mexico during the administrations of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. ... Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893. ... Guthrie is a city in Logan County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City Metroplex. ... Oklahoma Territory was an organized territory of the United States from May 2, 1890 until November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state. ...


Barnes was a member of The Episcopal Church, serving as a senior warden of the Guthrie church for many years. He was an active affiliate of both the Scottish and York rites of the Masonic fraternity. It was also during his tenure as Receiver, Barnes would study law and passed the bar exam in 1893. He would serve as a member of the 3rd and 4th sessions of the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature, serving from 1895 to 1897. During the 3rd session, Barnes would serve as the Legislature’s speaker. The Episcopal Church may refer to several members of the Anglican Communion, including: Episcopal Church in the United States of America Scottish Episcopal Church Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East Episcopal Church of Cuba idk of the Sudan Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church ... The Masonic Square and Compasses. ... A bar examination is an series of tests conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given American examination usually consists of the following: complicated essay questions concerning that jurisdictions law; the Multistate Bar Examination, a standardized, nationwide examination containing generalized... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The term speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a states lower house (under various names, e. ...


Governor of Oklahoma Territory

When President William McKinley, a Republican, took office in 1897, he appointed Barnes to replace the outgoing Democratic William Cary Renfrow as Governor of Oklahoma Territory. Barnes formally took the oath of office on May 24, 1897. William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma Territory: See also Oklahoma Oklahoma Territory Governor of Oklahoma Category: ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ...


During Governor Barnes’s four year term, little happened that was of great note. The only point of interest was Governor Barnes’s fight against a growing government. Governor Barnes defeated the attempts of the 6th Legislature to create numerous additional territorial institutions. This expansion of territorial government was justified by the Legislatures by the rapidly growing idea for the formation of the State of Oklahoma. Governor Barnes promptly vetoed this legislation. The word veto comes from Latin and literally means I forbid. ...


Governor Barnes’s term in office ended on April 15, 1901 when William Miller Jenkins took the oath of office as his successor. April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Post Governorship

Governor Barnes continued to live in Guthrie for years after the end of his term, where he would serve as the President of the Logan County Bank. He was elected to and served as mayor of Guthrie in 1903-1905 and again in 1907-1909. It was during his second term as mayor of Guthrie that his wife Elizabeth passed away on May 27, 1908. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Barnes second marriage was to widow Rebecca Borney. He married her in Chicago in 1910. After the marriage, the two moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, where Rebecca served as an instructress in a girl's seminary. Once again, Barnes’s interest in telegraphy served him. He would become a postal telegraph operator in Leavenworth. Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Leavenworth is the largest city and county seat of Leavenworth County, in the U.S. state of Kansas. ...


In his late years, his health began to fail. This caused him to move to New Mexico, where he passed away at Albuquerque on February 18, 1925. His body was returned to Guthrie and interred in the Summit View Cemetery. Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Duke City Location Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates , Government Country State County United States New Mexico Bernalillo Founded 1706 Mayor Martin Chavez Geographical characteristics Area     City 469. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


See also

  • Chronicles of Oklahoma entry
Preceded by:
William Cary Renfrow
Governor of Oklahoma Territory
18971901
Succeeded by:
William Miller Jenkins

 
 

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