Jean C. Barnes letters  1918
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Jean C. Barnes was born in Ohio in July 1893 to Philemon and Anna Barnes. He grew up in Carlisle Township with several siblings. At the outbreak of the First World War, he was living in Elyria, Ohio, and after enlistment served in France as a 1st lieutenant in the United States Army Signal Corps. After the war, he and his wife Dorothy lived in Elyria, where he worked as an electrician.