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Barnes, James Martin

Lewis H. Croce

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Barnes, James Martin (08 April 1886–25 May 1966), professional golfer, was born in Lelant, Cornwall, England. His parents’ names are unknown. As a boy he was an apprentice and then assistant professional golfer at the West Cornwall Golf Club. He immigrated to the United States in 1906 and took up residence in San Francisco. Later he became a naturalized citizen, although he frequently returned to his homeland to play in the British Open championship....

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Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation

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