Louis and Edith Barkus - 1920s:

Edith and Louis had only one child, Betty Lou, who was born in Malvern on 26 December 1923 in their small, two-bedroom brick cottage.

Betty Lou Barkus Probably 1924/25

Betty Lou Barkus
Probably 1924/25

1925 Iowa Census, Malvern, Mills Co.:
Last name:    First name:    Age:       Relation:      
Barkus Louis 35 Head
Edith 32 Wife
Betty L 18/12 Daughter

Malvern had a town baseball team, and three of the Barkus brothers , Louis , Harry, and George, were members of the team. The dates of Louis' playing days with the Malvern team are not known, but obviously this was before his infirmities caused him such grief and incapacity.

Malvern, Iowa, baseball team, undated photo Standing, L-R: Elmer O'Neel (?Elmer O'Neill); Harry Barkus; Patrick ___; L.D. Fletcher (Manager); Sandy Shepard; Jake Wilson; George Barkus Seated, L-R: Louis Barkus; Larry Engle; Frank Zanders; Pat McCord; McDowell

Malvern, Iowa, baseball team, undated photo
Standing, L-R: Elmer O'Neel (?Elmer O'Neill); Harry Barkus; Patrick ___; L.D. Fletcher (Manager); Sandy Shepard; Jake Wilson; George Barkus
Seated, L-R: Louis Barkus; Larry Engle; Frank Zanders; Pat McCord; McDowell

Mixing Cement, undated photo Louis A Barkus at far left.

Mixing Cement, undated photo
Louis A Barkus at far left.