“The Slayton Gazette 12/29/1932
Flu-Pneumonia Takes Loved Chandler Woman – Mrs. J.C. Barnard of Chandler Dies Following Brief Illness Of Influenza
People over a large part of Murray county and especially in and around Chandler were shocked and grieved to learn Friday that Mrs. J.C. Barnard of Chandler had passed away.
She had been ill only a few days of pneumonia, the disease making rapid progress from the first of the illness until the end Friday afternoon.
The funeral was held in the Reformed church in Chandler, Monday afternoon at one o’clock, and burial took place in the Fulda Cemetery, the Rev. A.M. Nelson having charge of the services.
Jessie Shaw McHarg was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McHarg and was born in Belfast township, Murray county, February 20, 1885. She attended the Fulda high school and the Mankato teachers’ college, after which she taught four years in Murray county, one of them bing in Fenton township.
She was married to John Curtis Barnard July 17, 1911, and to this union two children were born, Clifton Curtis who is now twenty years old and Lorraine June, who is twelve years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Barnard began their married life in Minneapolis and lived there for three years. They moved from there to the old Barnard farm east of Chandler where they still make their home.
Besides the sorrowing husband and two children, Mrs. Barnard leaves to mourn her passing, two sisters, Mrs. Ed Guthier of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Ray Viers of Fulda, and one brother, Archie McHarg also of Fulda.
Mrs. Barnard had an unusually happy and jovial disposition. She took an active part in community affairs in the village of Chandler, was a member fo the Mothers’ Club and other organizations and will be sadly missed by her wide circle of friends.”
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