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These three photos feature New York Giant players' wives, including Della Barnes of Jackson County, Kansas. Della was the wife of Virgil "Zeke" Barnes, a right-handed pitcher who played seven complete seasons at the major league level, primarily for the Giants.

Both Della and Virgil were reared in Jackson County. They married in July 1920 in Rochester, New York, where Virgil was playing for the minor league Rochester Hustlers. During the offseason, the couple lived in rural Jackson County. They had two children, James and June. In the mid-1930s, the family moved to Wichita, where Virgil died of a heart attack in 1958. Della died in 1984. Virgil and Della Barnes are buried in the Holton Cemetery.

Date: Between 1922 and 1928

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Della Barnes and other New York Giant players' wives - Della Barnes is on the far right. (*18)Della Barnes and other New York Giant players' wives - Della Barnes is on the far left. (*19)Della Barnes and other New York Giant players' wives - Della Barnes is on the far right. (*21)

Della Barnes and other New York Giant players' wives - Della Barnes is on the far right. (*18)

Item Number: 227106
Call Number: B Barnes, Virgil *18, *19, *21
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 227106

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