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William Preston Barnes

William Preston Barnes, American banker.


  • Barnes, William Preston was born on July 28, 1866 in Ashley County, Arkansas, United States. Son of William Wilson and Irene Jane (Dean) Barnes.

  • Education

    • Student country schools.


    • 1 son, William Preston. Began as clerk general merchandise store, then traveling salesman, 1892-1902. Organized firm of Holmes and Barnes, Ltd., wholesale grocers, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1901, and active until 1932.

      Chairman of the Board Louisiana National Bank, January 1, 1920-February 18, 1932, when was made president. President Holmes and Barnes, Ltd. Director Louisiana Fire Insurance Company, Louisiana Underwriters Agency.

      Home: 620 Convention. Office: Third St., Baton Rouge, Louisiana*.


    • Married Loula Hughes, September 22, 1891. Married second, Hannah Denmead Warren, April.
    • father: William Wilson Barnes
    • mother: Irene Jane (Dean) Barnes
    • spouses: Loula Hughes
    • Hannah Denmead Warren
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    Born July 28, 1866
    Died March 6, 1944
    (aged 77)