Hugh Phelps Barr

10 October 1876–28 September 1956 (Age 79)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Hugh Phelps

When Hugh Phelps Barr was born on 10 October 1876, in Illinois, United States, his father, James Abner Barr, was 55 and his mother, Hannah Maria Phelps, was 43. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Alice Long. He lived in Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 September 1956, at the age of 79, and was buried in Godfrey, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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Hugh Phelps Barr
Alice Long
Anna Mildred Barr
Hugh Abner Barr
Leonard C. Barr

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    Anna Mildred Barr


    Hugh Abner Barr


    Leonard C. Barr


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World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland, in particular Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, named with Gaelic barr ‘height’, ‘hill’ or a British cognate of this.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a gateway or barrier, from Middle English, Old French barre ‘bar’, ‘obstruction’.3 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Barre. See Barre .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hugh P Barr in household of Harry N Cory, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hugh P Barr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hugh Barr, "United States Census, 1940"

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