James Wesley Barr

28 May 1898–17 July 1975 (Age 77)
McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Wesley

When James Wesley Barr was born on 28 May 1898, in McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, United States, his father, Walter Theodore Barr, was 30 and his mother, Eliza Jane Collins, was 25. He married Blanche Hatfield Hobbs on 5 April 1919. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Akin, Franklin, Illinois, United States in 1940 and De Soto, Jackson, Illinois, United States in 1975. He died on 17 July 1975, in Herrin, Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Akin, Franklin, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wesley Barr
Blanche Hatfield Hobbs
Marriage: 5 April 1919
Everett Edgar Barr
William W Or Bill Barr
Billy Barr
Robert Barr

Spouse and Children

5 April 1919



    William W Or Bill Barr


    Billy Barr


    Robert Barr


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 12

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English: Derived from Barr, a parish in Ayrshire, Scotland; a local name in Staffordshire

Sources (3)

  • Wesley J Barr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wesley Barr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James W Barr, "United States Census, 1920"

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