Description: Portrait of the Governor of Oklahoma Territory (1897 - 1901), Honorable C.M. (Cassius McDonald) Barnes. Born in Livingston County, New York in 1845. Family moved to Michigan when he was age four. In 1861, he enlisted at the age of sixteen and served in the Civil War. After the war, he settled in Arkansas with his wife and three children. He was a Master Mason, Knight and Templar; served as Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal; Receiver of Public Monies, U.S. Land Office; Lawyer; Mayor of the first capitol of Oklahoma, Guthrie; a member of the Oklahoma Legislative Assembly, and a telegraph operator. He died in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is buried in Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Oklahoma. (Resources: ancestry.com; Newspaper Clippings, Logan County, Oklahoma: The Southwest World, March 10, 1900; The California Digital Newspaper Collection: Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 93, Number 63, 25 April 1897).
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