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Title: Torbert A. Barr
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That the plenitude of satiety is seldom attained in the affairs of life is to be considerd a most beneficial deprivation, for where ambition is satisfied and every ultimate aim realized, if such be possible, apathy must follow. Effort would cease, accomplishment be prostrate, and creative talent waste its energies in inactivity. The men who have pushed forward the wheels of progress have been those to whom satisfaction lies ever in the future, who have labored continuously, always finding in each transition stage an incentive for further effort. Mr. Barr is one whose well directed efforts have gained for him a position of desirable prominence in the agricultural circles of Warren township, Warren county, Indiana, and his energy and enterprise have been crowned by an eminent degree of success.

Torbert A. Barr, who owns a fine farm of two hundred acres in Warren township, is a native of the township in which he now lives, and is the son of James and Mary (Andrews) Barr. (For more detailed mention of James I. Barr see sketch of Wilber Barr, elsewhere in this work.) The subject was given the benefit of attendance at the common schools of Warren township, supplementing this by attendance at the schools of Attica and Williamsport, thus receiving a good practical education. This book learning has been greatly broadened during the subsequent years by much reading and a close observation of men and affairs, so that he is today considered a well informed man. Mr. Barr has always followed agricultural pursuits, following a general line of farming, in connection with which he raises some live stock, this being, according to twentieth-century ideas, a necessary adjunct to the successful farm. Mr. Barr is progressive in his tendencies and keeps informed as to advanced methods of agriculture, so that he has constantly realized handsome profits for his labor.

On May 3, 1897, Mr. Barr was united in marriage with Florence Williams, the daughter of James and Sidney (Coats) Williams, and they have one child, Bonnie.

Mr. Barr's faternal relations are with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Improved Order of Red Men. His religious membership is with the Christian church, to which he gives an earnest and liberal support. He is a Republican and is a stanch supporter of every movement having for its object the upbuilding of the community and because of his genuine worth he enjoys the good will of all who know him.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00000970
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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