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Barnes, Horace J. (1919-1985) | Sargeant Memorial Collection

Name: Barnes, Horace J. (1919-1985)

Historical Note: Horace Jesse Barnes was born on October 5, 1919 and died on January 8, 1985. Mr. Barnes served in the military during the second World War and became a pharmacist after he got out of the military. H. J. Barnes was the local drug representative for the company Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company. Eli Lilly was one of the six national firms that produced the polio vaccine. Mrs. Louise Walker Barnes was one of the registered nurses from Portsmouth who helped her husband by giving the polio vaccinations to local residents. Mrs. Barnes served in the United States Army as a nurse. Both Mr. and Mrs. Barnes retired and moved to Kilmarnock, Virginia to live out their final years together. They are buried at the Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church Cemetery in Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia. They were both survived by two daughters, Carol and Janet – who are both married.

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