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"Barney" Berna Oldfield
born January 29, 1878  in York Twp, Fulton County, Ohio 
& died October 04, 1946 and is buried in California.

(Photos are from Fulton County Historical Society
and were scanned by Mark Lozer)

Go to Barney's "Yarnell" family History (Mother's side)

 Berna (Barney) Oldfield 
From  Left to Right
1.) Alice (Yarnell) Hill, Barney's aunt
2.) Sarah (Yarnell)  Oldfield, his mother
3.) Rebecca "Bessie" (Gooby) Oldfield, his wife
4.) Berna "Barney" Oldfield, behind the steerin wheel
5.) Gilbert Oldfield, his grandfather
6.) Ella (Oldfield) Gould, his aunt
7.) Ella (Gould) Marsh, daughter of Ella Gould
8.) Henry Clay Oldfield, his father
Barney's wife Rebecca, Barney and his grandfather Gilbert Oldfield
Written on the back of this photo it says, Mrs. Ilo  (Yarnell) Lewis, daughter 
of Grant Yarnell stated that one of the boys leaning against the tree in the 
background was her father Grant Yarnell. This can not be so as Grant was born 
in 1867 and Barney in 1878.  Grant was the younger brother of Barney's mother,
Sarah (Yarnell) Oldfield.   These 2 boys are obviously younger than Barney,
the driver of the car above.   I enlarged the 2 boys to get a better look.
They may be part of the family or just a couple of curious onlookers??
Photo above
Barney was born in Wauseon, OH in 1878 and was named after Civil War 
buddy of his father, Berna Shoemaker.  He moved to Toledo when 
he was 11 years old and got his fast start in racing. 
He was soon was called the "SPEED KING"
This picture was taken when he 18 years old.
This portrait was made when he was still interested in bicycle racing
Barney Oldfield, "The Wizard of The Track"
Barney racing an airplane on the sands of Daytona Beach
to publicize his record-breaking 131mph speed.
Barney's gravestone in California
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