Wayne Allen Barr

Brief Life History of Wayne Allen

When Wayne Allen Barr was born on 13 January 1915, in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California, United States, his father, Edward Lumoord Barr, was 29 and his mother, Mary Louise Grisham, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Edward Lumoord Barr
1886–1970
Mary Louise Grisham
1886–1975
Edna L Barr
1908–
Lucile Barr
1909–
Lois Inez Barr
1910–2008
Tilden Barr
1914–2002
Wayne Allen Barr
1915–
Margaret Barr
1918–
Edward Barr
1919–1987
Dorothy M Barr
1921–2005

Sources (6)

  • Wayne Barr in household of Mary M Grisham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wayne Allen Barr, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Barr, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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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