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Barr, John T. (1855-1942)


Posted By: Debbie Greenfield (email)
Date: 11/12/2023 at 15:13:10

Daily Freeman Journal
Webster City, Iowa
Thursday, October 15, 1942

John T. Barr died at his home, 1009 Division street, Thursday morning at 6 o'clock, at the age of 86 years. Mr. Barr had been in exceedingly frail health for the past two years and critically ill for the past five weeks.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the McCauley-Chapman funeral home, with the Rev. J.J. Share of the Methodist church, conducting the service. Burial will be made in Graceland cemetery.

Mr. Barr was born in Illinois and when a small child moved to Minnesota where he lived about 17 years before coming to the Mt. Zion community, where he was married to Sarah Ann Beightol, also of that community. The young couple moved to a farm southwest of Webster City and later to Webster county, where he engaged in farming the greater part of his life. Three years ago he retired and since then had been living quietly at his home here.

He is survived by his four children, Mrs. Grace B. Hall, of Webster City; Earl Barr of Lehigh; Elsie Barr, Webster City; and Mrs. Walter Ruppel; Oklahoma City, Okla. All of them were with him at the time of his death. There are also three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Barr was an energetic and congenial character, devoting himself wholeheartedly to useful labor and the mingling with his friends and associates.

He knew and experienced the hardships of pioneer life, but had a keen interest in new developments and inventions and the upbuilding of the country.

A man of firm convictions, he was a good neighbor and dependable in his dealings with business associates. He was a great reader and appreciated informational matter as well as poetry and music.


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