James Barr Obituary

By heritage in Corvallis, MT | January 27, 2010 | 5 Comments
  • James Barr was one of the caprenters who helped build this school in Corvallis

  • James Barr Dead

    Ravalli Republic May 1 1930

    Compiled by: RJ  Webber

    Corvallis, April 30-James Barr, aged 82 years and a resident of Corvallis for 46 years, died Friday at his home here, following an illness of a few weeks. Until his last illness Mr. Barr had never spent a day in bed with sickness since in childhood and he was a familiar figure on the street every day at mail time. He had followed the trade of a contractor and builder and worked as a carpenter even during the past year. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in charge of the Masons, with whom he had been associated since their organization here. He had been a member of the fraternity 55 years.

    Rev. C. J. Taber preached the funeral sermon. R. R. Hull sang “Face to Face” and a quartet sang “Some Sweet Day” and “Going Down the Valley.” Committal services were in charge of the Masonic lodge and the pallbearers were O. S. Lockwood, R. R. Smithey, U. V. Yaden, H. O. Boyer, George Johnson and Harry Neafus.

    James Barr was born July 14, 1848, at Hillsboro, Iowa. In boyhood he lived in Missouri, but returned to Moulton, Iowa, where on July 16, 1876, he was married to Miss Amy Eliza Campden. To them were born three sons and four daughters, five of whom survive. The family came to Corvallis in March, 1884. For 33 years Mr. Barr had been a member of the Christian church. Mr. and Mrs. Barr celebrated their golden wedding anniversary four years ago. Besides Mrs. Barr he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. J. M. Reed, Mrs. J. Q. Adams and Mrs. C. P. Kennedy of Declo, Idaho, and one son, George Barr of Chicago.

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