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Name: Barnes, Charles Reid (1858-1910)
Historical Note: Charles Reid Barnes was born in Madison, Indiana on September 7, 1858. He graduated from Hanover College in 1877 and afterward studied at Harvard University. After teaching in the public schools for a few years he became a professor of Botany at Purdue University in 1882. In 1887 he left for the University of Wisconsin and spent eleven years there developing and maintaining a vigorous Department of Botany. In 1898 he became a professor of plant physiology at the University of Chicago. Prof. Barnes died from an accidental fall on February 24, 1910.
Sources: Botanical Gazette, Vol. 49, No. 5 (May, 1910), pp. 321-324.