Hiram Barber

Brief Life History of Hiram

When Hiram Barber was born on 15 December 1853, in Ohio, United States, his father, James L Barber, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Benedict, was 41. He married Mary Ellen Foust on 29 January 1874, in Morrow, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Westfield Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Westfield, Morrow, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 15 June 1927, in Ashley, Oxford Township, Delaware, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Troyton, Delaware, Ohio, United States.

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Hiram Barber
Mary Ellen Foust
Marriage: 29 January 1874
Daisy Barber
Bessie Lonette Barber
Deleene K Barber
Bessie L. Barber
Bruce Bruette Barber Sr
Myron Hoadley Barber
Mamie B. Barber
James Wilson Barber
Carrie Barber

Sources (42)

  • Hiram Barber in household of Betsey Barber, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hiram Backer, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Hiram Barber, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a barber, from Middle English barb(o)ur ‘barber’ (Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’). In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’ (compare 1 above).

Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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