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Barnes, Paul, 1868-1922

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    • Barnes, Paul, ca. 1864-1922
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1868-10-10
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1922-05-08
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Schuylkill Haven (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Barnes, Paul, ca. 1864-1922
  • Sources

    • found: Good-bye Dolly Gray! c1918:title page (music by Paul Barnes)
    • found: OCLC, June 30, 2008(hdgs.: Barnes, Paul; Barnes, Paul, ca. 1864-1922; usage: Paul Barnes)
    • found: Minnie ha! ha!, 1901: title page (music by Paul Barnes)
    • found: The papers of Will Rogers: the wild west and vaudeville, 2000:page 243 (Comic and song writer Paul Barnes (ca. 1864-1922) began his vaudeville career around 1902 as a blackface single act; for a time he teamed with his wife on the vaudeville stage; he was one of many variety tramp comics, then in vogue in vaudeville; on stage Barnes would dress in ragged clothes and crushed derby, his face highlighted by a red nose and shabby beard; his monologue often used local material, and he relied on rambling comic patter; blind as a consequence of a stroke, he died at the Manhattan State Hospital on Ward's Island, N.Y., where he was confined for two years due to mental illness)
    • found: The Billboard, via WWW November 12, 2015(June 17, 1922 edition; Tribute to Paul Barnes, Composer of "Dolly Gray;" Paul Barnes died in Manhattan State Hospital, Ward's Island, on May 8, 1922, insane, blind and a pauper; he was the author of Good-bye Dolly Gray, the battle chant of American soldiers and sailors in the war against Spain; Barnes was also the author of many other songs once popular, including: Josephine, my Joe; Down by the Riverside; Dreaming; Venetian Moon; and Mammy Jenny's Lullaby; Barnes was a singer and a pianist, too; he is remembered in the big-time act, the Mimic Four, more than twenty years ago; his songs and his stage returns made him a wealthy man; his fortune vanished with the crash of a music publishing firm, so late in 1902 he was able to contribute only $11 a week toward the support of his first wife, Adelaide Russell, a well-known actress; he later married Phyllis Ruffell, a dashing burlesque soubretet; in a effort ot recoup lost fortunes, they went to England, where in a song and dance skit that Paul wrote, and in which he was first a tramp and then blacked up for a finale, they had fair luck until the start of the World War; when they returned to America in 1917, America had outgrown them; Paul developed paresis two years ago, and wandered away; when he turned up in St. Louis, his wife brought him to New York and had him sent to the free State ayslum on Ward's Island)
    • found:, November 15, 2015(Paul Barnes, born October 10, 1868 in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania; died May 8, 1922 in Manhattan, New York)
    • found: ET--Updated record. Added 3rd-6th 670s, info to 046, and 3XX fields. Changed birth year in 100 field.
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    • 2008-06-30: new
    • 2015-11-14: revised
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