Laura Barr

24 August 1881–11 September 1954 (Age 73)
Bay Port, Huron, Michigan, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Barr was born on 24 August 1881, in Bay Port, Huron, Michigan, United States, her father, Jordan Barr, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Bill, was 30. She married Earl Pratt on 12 December 1901, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. She lived in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 September 1954, at the age of 73.

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Henry Kinsley Myers
Laura Barr
Marriage: 28 February 1931

Spouse and Children

    Henry Kinsley Myers



28 February 1931
Wood, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Jordan Barr


    Elizabeth Bill




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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.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 6

The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit "water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream." H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, "TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII".
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

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

Sources (3)

  • Laura Pratt in household of Earl Pratt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Teeples in household of Maurice Teeples, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mrs Laura Myers in entry for Jordan Barr, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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