Dr Joseph Randolph Barr

Male21 October 1881–27 August 1949

Brief Life History of Joseph Randolph

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.

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Dr Joseph Randolph Barr
Elma Ada Smith
Marriage: 30 June 1907
Beatrice Barbara Barr
Joaquin Randolph Barr

Sources (53)

  • J Randolph Barr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph R Barr, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Joseph Randolph Barr, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 June 1907Marcola, Lane, Oregon, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


    Age 13

    Historical Boundaries - 1894: Klamath, Oregon, United States

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 19

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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