Charles Robert Barry

Male15 August 1863–14 June 1943

Brief Life History of Charles Robert

Charles Robert Barry was born on 15 August 1863, in New York, United States as the son of Ely Barry and Febby Wright. He married Jennie Eliza Murphy on 29 September 1889, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920 and North Riverside, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1935. His occupation is listed as carpet saleman in Illinois, United States. He died on 14 June 1943, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mount Auburn Memorial Park, Stickney, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Robert Barry
Jennie Eliza Murphy
Marriage: 29 September 1889
Charles Cornelius Barry
Marguerite H Barry
Esther F Barry
Robert Alexander Barry

Sources (23)

  • Charles Barry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles R. Barry, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Charles R Berry en entrada por Charles D Leech y Margret Berry, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1889Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

    Age 4

    The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 


    Age 8

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 22

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Donal, Aidan, Ciaran, Eoin, John Patrick, Kaitlin, Kieran, Murphy, Aileen, Brigid, Caitlin.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beargha ‘descendant of Beargh’, a byname meaning ‘plunderer’.

    Irish and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Báire ‘descendant of Báire’, a short form of either of two Gaelic personal names, Bairrfhionn or Fionnbharr, both meaning ‘fair-topped’. This may also be the source of the Manx name Barry, whose family's main seat was Ballavarry in Kirk Andreas.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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