Mary Elsie Barr

Female11 September 1909–9 December 2000

Brief Life History of Mary Elsie

When Mary Elsie Barr was born on 11 September 1909, in Morehouse, New Madrid, Missouri, United States, her father, William Edward Barr, was 25 and her mother, Dessie Wright Eakins, was 27. She married John William Fitzgerald on 12 August 1937, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Supervisorial District 1, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 9 December 2000, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John William Fitzgerald
Mary Elsie Barr
Marriage: 12 August 1937

Sources (21)

  • Mary Elsie Barr Fitzgerald in household of John William Fitzgerald, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Mary Elsie Barr, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Mary Elsie Barr Fitzgerald, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 August 1937Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 1

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    1910 · McKay-Dee Hospital Opens its Doors

    Age 1

    To honor Thomas D. Dee, his wife and her children built a hospital as a memorial to him. Located on 24th Street and Harrison the hospital served the community for 59 years. After it closed its doors in 1969, a new hospital was constructed near 39th street and Harrison in 1971. Located next to another hospital, the two hospitals ultimately merged together bearing both names of McKay, after David O. McKay, and Thomas Dee, to honor the hospital that served the surrounding area for many years. The McKay-Dee Hospital is still in operation but has moved from its original spot.

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 26

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    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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