After graduating in '32 I spent one year in Bass River C.C.C. Camp. I then spent two and one-half years working for BonTon Wall Paper Co. and General Baking Co. in Philadelphia.
John BarnesIn 1936 I married Hazel Lindsley, Class of '33. We moved to Atlantic City where I was employed by Kligerman Dairies. We moved back to New Gretna in 1914 and purchased a Bread Route, serving this area. Sold the business in '49.John and Hazel BarnesI then worked for Fischer Baking Co. until 1960 when I became Sales Manager for Freihofer Baking Co. in Pleasantville Division. Freihofer merged with Virnelson Baking Co. in 1973 and I retired in 1977.
December 25, 1947 Tuckerton Beacon Ad
I joined the Masonic Lodge in 1940 and the Order of Eastern Star in 1948. Hazel and I served as Matron and Patron of Tuckerton Chapter 454, O.E.S. In 1949-50 Hazel was Grand Representative to Saskatchewan, Canada, and we visited their Convention in Moose Jaw, Sk. in 1972. From 1947 thru 1965 I was involved with Bass River Board of Education and Township Committee, serving several terms as Mayor. Also served as President of Burlington County School Boards and as Burlington County Representative to the State Federated Boards of Education in Trenton. Hazel and I have enjoyed a happy marriage, including four daughters and six grand children. Our daughter, Jacqueline, was born in 1938. She has two children, Tina and Richard. She is a Registered Nurse and has been employed at South Jersey Medical Center, Neptune, N.J. since graduation from the Center. Barbara, born 1942, has two daughters, Danette and Audrey. Babs is a Fifth Grade Teacher in Del Ray, Fl. Jeanette, born in '47, has two children, Curtis and Diana. She is also a Registered Nurse and is employed at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point. Marlyn, born in '56, is presently employed at Bally's Casino as a Cashier. We have visited all the Eastern States, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Islands and across the southern half of Canada several times. We have cruised the Carribean and enjoyed meeting people and making new friends wherever we visited.