Captain G. C. Barnes
Captain G.C. Barnes, of Cleveland, Ohio, is a native of Belmont, Ohio, born in 1839, and on the paternal side is of English descent, and on the maternal side of Scotch extraction. The town of Barnesville was named after his grand- father, who settled there in 1800. Mr. Barnes is a representative man of Cleveland, and is of fine physique and six feet two inches in height. He has served one term in the city council, and while an incumbent was appointed on several important standing committees. He is a business man of untiring energy and enterprise, together with manifest integrity and fair dealing.
Mr. Barnes came to Cleveland in January, 1875, and acted as the agent of the Aetna Grate Company for fifteen years, with an office with the Globe Iron Works Company. He then organized the Chase Machine Company, of which he became president and treasurer. He enlisted in the Second West Virginia Cavalry, Company C, August 12, 1861, taking an honorable part in all the battles and skirmishes of that famous regiment, and was discharged June 27, 1865. He is active in Grand Army interests, and has served as commander of Memorial Post, and is now a memeber of Army and Navy Post. He is also a Knight Templar Mason.
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.