Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

Page 90 -91





    John Barr lived on the family farm all his life.  He married Millie Varena Kenworthy on Feb. 22, 1905. She was born in Mills County, Iowa, September 1, 1883, the youngest of nine children born to James and Mary [McDowell] Kenworthy. She spent  most of her childhood on a farm east of Grant.  She taught the Barr School in Pilot Grove Township before her marriage, and first met her future husband as he rode by the school with a team of horses, and made such a commotion the he disrupted class, much to the teacher's disapproval.  They had seven children

     Robert Earl Barr, Red Oak, Iowa.

     Grace Elizabeth Barr Rush, Griswold, Iowa

     James Lloyd Barr, Braddyville, Iowa

     William Glen Barr, Pilot Grove, Iowa

     Ina Mae Barr Andrews, rural Red Oak, Iowa

     Russell Ray Barr,  Niland, California 

     Leila Maxine Barr Penwell, Mortons Mill, Iowa

    John Barr died on the family farm in 1940, and Millie moved to Red Oak, and lived there until her death, October 24, 1964. Sons, Glen and Russell continued to live on the family farm until Glen left for the Army in 1942 and Russell moved to Elliott in 1947, where he did custom corn shelling and later operated a cafe and tavern, before moving to California.

   Glen was married June 18, 1943 to Loretta Marie Vetter. She was born and raised in the Grant vicinity.  They moved to a farm in the Pilot Grove area in 1947, where they presently live. They are members of the Pilot Grove United Methodist Church. They were parents of two daughters.

    Nancy Louise was born Feb. 16, 1948, and married Gary Mundorf, Sept 30, 1967. They have two sons, Jeffery and John. They live in the Pilot Grove area.

    Joann Marie was born June 12, 1952. She married Bill Adams, Jan. 27, 1973. They are the parents of three children; a son, Joshua, and twin daughters, Jennifer and Jessica. They live in Elliot.



~ Nancy Mundorf