Alton Alexander Barber

19 September 1891–10 November 1953 (Age 62)
Texas, United States

The Life of Alton Alexander

When Alton Alexander Barber was born on 19 September 1891, in Texas, United States, his father, Simeon James Barber, was 37 and his mother, Annice Madora Berry, was 33. He married Effie Florence Threadgill on 3 December 1911, in Caldwell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Caldwell, Texas, United States in 1940 and Dale, Caldwell, Texas, United States in 1953. He died on 10 November 1953, in Texas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Bunton Cemetery, Dale, Caldwell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alton Alexander Barber
Effie Florence Threadgill
Marriage: 3 December 1911
Roy Lee Barber
Homer Barber

Spouse and Children

3 December 1911
Caldwell, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Simeon James Barber


    Annice Madora Berry




    John William Barber


    Mary Elizabeth Barber


    Zibie Wiley Barber




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Aiton Barber in household of Simeon J Barber, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Aiton Barber in household of Simeon J Barber, "United States Census, 1900"
  • A A Barber, "United States Census, 1920"

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