James Helmer Barr

23 January 1908–29 November 1984 (Age 76)
Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of James Helmer

When James Helmer Barr was born on 23 January 1908, in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, James Harold Barr, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Helmer, was 25. He married Jennie Elvira Sullivan Savino Barr on 13 October 1928, in St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 29 November 1984, in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Helmer Barr
1908–1984
Jennie Elvira Sullivan Savino Barr
1904–2004
Marriage: 13 October 1928
Dolores Theresa "Dody" Barr
1931–2017

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 October 1928
St. Lawrence, New York, United States
children

(1)

    Dolores Theresa "Dody" Barr

    Female1931–2017Female

Parents and Siblings

    James Harold Barr

    Male1880–Male

    Elizabeth Helmer

    Female1883–1939Female

siblings

(5)

    Harold James Barr

    Male1902–1959Male

    Female1903–2002Female

    Male1908–1984Male

    Hazel Martha Barr

    Female1910–Female

    Amelia "Millie" Barr

    Female1911–1977Female

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 9

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1929

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Helmer Barr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helmer Baer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helmar Barr in household of Mary Helmar, "United States Census, 1920"

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