THOMAS BARR AND
VIOLA PITTMAN-BARR FAMILY
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Thomas Barr was born circa 1900 to Missouri farmers Richard "Dick" Barr and Catherine Holmes-Barr. In that Centennial year, The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard. United States President William McKinley places Alaska under military rule. Hawaii becomes an official U.S. territory. And Republican incumbent William McKinley is reelected by defeating Democrat challenger William Jennings Bryan.
Thomas had one brother and five sisters.
Viola Marguerite Pittman was born June 5th, 1901, to Joseph Frank Pittman and Elizabeth S. Markes-Pittman. Baseball's American League declares itself a Major League. New York State becomes the first to require automobile license plates. U.S. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair, then succeeds William McKinley as President of the United States.
Thomas married Viola Pittman October 22nd, 1924 at Immaculate Conception Church, Shackelford, Missouri, and the two had three children.
Viola died young, in 1933.
Joseph Richard Barr m. Margaret Kopp.
Catherine Theresa Barr m. Bernard Frank Gleissner.
Thomas Homes "Tommy" Barr