Varah Mae Barber

May 1890–29 April 1981 (Age 90)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Varah Mae

When Varah Mae Barber was born in May 1890, in Georgia, United States, her father, William Thomas Cook Barber, was 26 and her mother, Eliza Parthenia Giles, was 28. She married Aubrey Franklin Harris on 8 February 1913, in Paulding, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in District 1043, Paulding, Georgia, United States in 1940 and Paulding, Georgia, United States in 1981. She died on 29 April 1981, in Dallas, Paulding, Georgia, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Dallas Cemetery, Paulding, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Aubrey Franklin Harris
Varah Mae Barber
Marriage: 8 February 1913
Atha Pearl Harris
Billy Banks Harris Sr.
Bennie Franklin Harris
Betty Kathryn Harris

Spouse and Children

8 February 1913
Paulding, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Thomas Cook Barber


    Eliza Parthenia Giles




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World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 3

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a 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.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’.3 Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vara M Barber in household of Eliza P Barber, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vara Harris in household of Aubrey F Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Varah Harris in household of Aubrey F Harris, "United States Census, 1930"

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