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Barr, Hanson (1836-1910)


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/5/2011 at 21:25:51

Akron Register Tribune

Hanson Barr was born in Trumbull; county, Ohio, December 13, 1836, and there spent his boyhood; learning the trade of a carpenter and wagon maker. Soon after the; outbreak of the civil war he responded to his country's need. The exact date of his first enlistment is not known, as his enlistment papers were lost, but after that term of' service he re-enlisted under Captain Wllloughby H. Doering in Company C, 68th Ohio veteran, volunteer Infantry, December 10, 1863,; and received his final discharge at Louisville, Ky., July 10, 1865. That he saw active service and did valiant duty is indicated by the fact of his having received a saber thrust entirely through his body in one of the fierce engagements of the war; the; honorable scars from which he always carried. Like many another at the close of the great civil conflict, he was moved by the westward spirit and came to Iowa. His wife died at the former home, Shell Rock, Iowa, and a daughter also passed away a number of years ago. Mr. Barr came, to Akron in the early 70's, and followed the carpenter trade, erecting the second residence in town, what is now known as the Relyea house. In July, 1905, he suffered a paralytic stroke, which rendered him an invalid until the end. For a time he was cared for here at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. J. Chambers, after which he went to the State Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown, Iowa, for care and treatment, But a few months later he went to the; home of his daughter, Mrs. A. M. Calhoon, in Sioux City, where he was cared for until being brought here a few days before his death. The passing away of this Akron pioneer and veteran occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. J. Chambers, of this city, September 2, 1910, at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 20 days.. While his last years were full of suffering and helplessness, he was cheerful and patient, and "Uncle Hans, as he was familiarly known here, was always pleased to get back for a visit among his numerous Akron friends.

Deceased is survived by three daughters—Mrs. A. M. Calhoon, of Sioux City, Mrs. A. B. Waterbury, of Spokane, Wash., , and Mrs. A. J. Chambers, of Akron; also seventeen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. At the funeral, held in the Christian church September 4, comrades of the G. A. R. were pallbearers. Interment in Riversidecemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank those who so
Kindly assisted us after, the death of
our father, especially the... members
of the G. A. R., -who so - graciously
remembered the ties that bound them
In the early sixties.
Mrs. A. J. Chambers
Mrs. A. M. Calhoon,
Mrs. A. B. Waterbury


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