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WALTER RICHARD BARR AND
MARY EVELYN CROMLEY-BARR FAMILY


Barr Lineage: Charles-Thomas

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Walter Richard Barr was born February 2nd, 1907 in Shackelford, Missouri, to Charles Thomas Barr and Harriette C. Thompson-Barr. He is the third generation Barr to have kept the Thomas J. Barr and Mary Grant-Barr farm in our family. Walter set up a sawmill on the farm and two of the barns were built with logs from the farm. The barns, which contain 12 and 16 inch boards, are still standing. One of the barns was for cattle and had a corn crib in the middle of it, and the other was built for horses. Walter raised livestock, cows, hogs, and chickens on the farm.

According to the Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Marshall Democrat-News, by Marcia Gorrell, Staff Writer, their son Wayne reminisces "They were all livestock farms in those days." His father milked cows until about 1965 and the family sold the cream.

Walter married Mary Evelyn Cromley, and the two had four children. "My mother was always popular at family reunions," Wayne said, because the family had "real butter and cream," which they produced on the farm. "When she brought a cake, it was rich," he added. Walter and Mary Barr resided on the farm until shortly before their deaths in 1998.


CHILDREN:

Richard Eugene Barr b. 9/24/1936 Marshall, MO. d. 7/22/1973 Marshall, MO. m. Evelyn O'Neta Walker 7/04/1959 Little Rock, AR. b. 5/1/1936. Two children Kevin Eugene b. 1960, and Sonya Denise b. 1963.

Eleanor Catherine Barr b. 9/10/1938 Marshall, MO. m. Richard Eugene Willis 1961 St. Peter's Catholic Church, Marshall, MO. b. 4/13/1938 to Earl and Mildred Willis of Marshall, MO. Two sons Gregg Richard b. 1962, and Anthony Wayne "Tony" b. 1964.

Wayne Charles Barr b. 1944 Marshall, MO. m. Pamela Jean Dratz 1970 Springfield, MN.

Mary Joann Barr b. 1947 Marshall, MO. m. Charles Peter Cramer 5/21/1996 Immaculate Conception Shackelford, MO. b. 1946. Two sons Jeffrey Charles b. 1967, and Blake Anthony b 1968.


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