Place Name: Barnes Link and Barnes Way
Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (2000), Road (2000)
Name Origins: Commemorative
English: locative name from Barnes in Surrey or from residence near or employment at a cluster of barns.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: English
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
This road is named in honour of the politician and businessman Samuel Augustus Gordon Barnes (1875-1941). Born in Ontario, Barnes attended the Forest Model School and Toronto Normal School before enrolling at Manitoba University. In 1905 Barnes came to Edmonton to work at Alberta College. He served as a school board trustee from 1911 to 1936 and as a Social Credit MLA from 1935 to 1940. Barnes was, however, perhaps best known for his career in the insurance business as Alberta manager of the New York-based Mutual Life Insurance Company.
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