HOLMES BARR AND
HAZEL HUFF PRATHER-BARR FAMILY
Holmes Barr was born to Missouri farmers Richard "Dick" Barr and Catherine Holmes on 12/19/1899, a week before Humphrey Bogart. Holmes trained Tennessee Walker horses in Missouri, horses that have the ability to perform, are smooth to ride, with intermediate speed four-beat horse gaits, collectively referred to as ambling gaits.
Holmes had one brother and five sisters. He married Hazel Huff Prather. The two had no children of their own. Hazel did have a daughter June Prather, who married Rex Gordon. Those two had four children of their own.
While we do not know Mr. Prather's first name, we know he was from Olathe, Kansas.
Holmes Barr died June 21st, 1975, and Hazel passed November 8th, 1990. Both are buried in Mount St. Mary's Cemetary in Shackelford, Missouri.
June Prather m. Rex Gordon