My family is trying to figure out if this ggggrandfather had previous relatives who were Narragansett or ended up in the tribe in Philidalphia, PA some other way.
His Obit. read:
BARNES-Jay Dee, Sr., in St. Paul, Minn., January 5, 1918, in his 63rd year. Survived by his wife, Laura T. Barnes, and sons, Charles R., and Jay Dee, Jr., mother, Mrs. Abina Barnes, and sisters, Mrs. Abina B. Duvis and Mrs. Edith Wallace of Philadelphia, Pa. Deceased "a member of Lodge No.18, Sheaf of Honor, and Narragansett Tribe No. 43. I. O. of R. M. Funeral services strictly private.