When Dr Joseph Randolph Barr was born on 21 October 1881, in Gillespie, Texas, United States, his father, John Hinson Barr, was 47 and his mother, Caroline Elizabeth Price, was 22. He married Elma Ada Smith on 30 June 1907, in Marcola, Lane, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lake, California, United States in 1930 and Tule Lake Judicial Township, Siskiyou, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 27 August 1949, in San Leandro, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States.
Scottish (Glasgow) and northern Irish (Ulster): habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland, in particular Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, named with Gaelic barr ‘height, hill’ or a Brittonic cognate of this.
English and Welsh: habitational name from Great Barr in Staffordshire. This is from Brittonic barro- ‘top, summit’, referring to Barr Beacon; there is evidence that this was known as la Bare in the 13th century.
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Barre-en-Ouche in Eure, France, or perhaps from Barre-de-Semilly in Manche, France.
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