He was born August 15, 1888 in Pettis County. He was the son of George W. and Virginia Christy Barnett. George was born in the Licking River Valley, Kentucky. To George W. and Virginia Barnett were born seven children: Bruce; Irene, married Edwin Evans; Carl; George, Paul, Philip and Lawrence. Paul married Miss Letonia Leece in September, 1913. They have one daughter, Jane Christley Barnett.

Source: McGruder, Mark A. History of Pettis County, Missouri (Topeka: Historical Publishing Company, 1919)
Submitter: Robin Helman