Biographical Sketch of Eugene L. Barnett
EUGENE L. BARNETT. – This is one of the native sons of Oregon; and his career sheds luster upon his state. He was born in Linn County in 1855, and is therefore still a young man, whose greatest achievements undoubtedly lie before him. The death of his father and mother, during his early manhood, left him without home ties, and in 1881 he sought a place in the promising city of Centerville. Two years he was in the mercantile business, and upon abandoning this took up the occupation of keeping and running a livery stable. In this he has been successful, owning the livery property where he does business and a lot and handsome residence in a pleasant part of town. His first wife, Miss D.A. Alford, dying in 1884, he was married in 1885 to Miss Nora W. Kemp of Illinois. His children are Mable, Clair, Arthur Rex and Archie Linn. Mr. Barnett’s own active life is leading the way to the greater opportunities and to the eminence of his children.