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Title: Wilber Barr
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The gentleman whose name heads this review is one of the leading farmers in Warren township, Warren county, and this work would be incomplete were there failure to make mention of him, at least briefly setting forth the leading facts of his career. Tireless energy and honesty of purpose are the chief characteristics of the man. He believes in progress, in adopting the most approved twentieth-century methods in his work and in forwarding all movements looking to the general upbuilding of his community.

Wilber Barr was born on April 13, 1877, and is the son of James and Mary (Andrews) Barr. James Barr was born near Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio, and, coming to Warren county, took up the land which the subject is now operating. He is now deceased. He was the father of three children, namely: Ivan, Wilber and Torbert.

Wilber Barr was reared on the paternal farmstead and secured a good


practical education in the public schools. He assisted his father in the operation of the farm and on the latter's death he came into possession of it. It comprises one hundred and sixty acres of chice land, besides which he is farming one hundred and fifteen acres elsewhere for his mother. He is thoroughly practical and keeps the farm in an excellent condition. His residence, which is attractive and commodious, is in keeping with the rest of the place, the general appearance of which is a credit to the owner.

Mr. Barr was united in marriage with Marie Lawson, the daughter of Charles and Stella (Auter) Lawson, and this has proved a most happy and congenial union.

Fraternally, Mr. Barr is a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Improved Order of Red Men, while, religiously, he is a communicant of the Episcopal church, to which he gives a liberal support. Personally, he is genial and companionable and enjoys the friendship of all who know him. He has always been found in support of every movement for the betterment of the community in any way, he being considered a man of sound judgment and old-fashioned common sence.

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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: 00000987
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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