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Ed. H. Barnes, stock dealer, was born in St. Albans, N.Y.; moved to Manchester, Ia., in 1855; was their engaged in business for twelve years. He went to Waterloo, where he engaged in the hotel business; then went to Yankton, Dakota He built the telegraph line from there to Fort Sully. In 1871 he came to Ida County, Ia., and was elected sheriff in 1872.