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Merimon H. Barnes

Name:  Merimon H Barnesbadge 1930-1933

Date of Birth:  1896

Date of Death:  04/24/1949

Location of Death:    Jackson County, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

Special Agent Merimon Barnes was found dead in the woods near his government auto in Jackson County, FL.  He had left his home to meet a confidential informant and at some point, had apparently stopped to rest. Agent Barnes' death was ruled a heart attack.

BACKGROUND

Agent Barnes joined the Bureau of Prohibition on 10/1/1930 and served in Cleveland, OH; Birmingham, AL; and Tampa, FL.  He carried badge #1650. Prior to becoming an agent, he was a teacher in the Washington, DC, public schools.

PERSONAL

Agent Barnes was born in Muscadine, AL.  He was survived by his wife and three children.

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