Meda I Barr

Brief Life History of Meda I

When Meda I Barr was born on 15 October 1893, in Center Township, Wood, Ohio, United States, her father, Clarence Willard Barr, was 40 and her mother, Alice Mornelvia Chalfant, was 27. She married James Alton Crass on 24 June 1916, in Wood, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Wood, Ohio, United States in 1893 and Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio, United States in 1920. She died on 23 February 1961, in Pemberville, Wood, Ohio, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio, United States.

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Winfield Newton Sheffer
1885–1961
Meda I Barr
1893–1961
Marriage: 28 March 1922
Alice Rose Sheffer
1927–2005
Ellen Lucille Sheffer
1929–2011

Sources (26)

  • Madge I Burr in household of Clarence W Burr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Meda Barr, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Meda I. Barr, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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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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