V. V. Barnes
As published in
"The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County Wisconsin: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement"
by Frank H. Lyman Vol. 2, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1916.
V. V. Barnes, proprietor of the Barnes Dairy, enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the enterprising and successful young business men of Kenosha. His birth occurred in Stockport, Ohio, on the 27th of May, 1889, his parents being Joseph and Sarah (Nott) Barnes, who were there born, reared and married and are still residents of the Buckeye state. He pursued his education in the schools of Ohio and in 1905, when a youth of sixteen, came to Kenosha, here securing employment in a factory. Two and one-half years ago he erected his present plant, eighteen by thirty-six feet, and has since successfully conducted a dairy with a capacity of fifteen cans of milk daily. He also manufactures cottage cheese and other dairy products and is accorded an extensive patronage that makes the undertaking a profitable one.
In 1910 Mr. Barnes was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Prott, a native of Kenosha and a daughter of Anton Prott. They have two children, Vernon and Virginia, and live in the same house in which Mrs. Barnes was born. Politically Mr. Barnes is a non-partisan and in religious faith a Catholic, being a devout communicant of St. George's church. Both he and his wife have an extensive and favorable acquaintance here and the hospitality of the best homes is freely accorded them.
Typed by: Michelle Laycock