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James Wesley BARR

Waveland Independent
Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana
Aug 2, 1929

James Wesley Barr, who has been in failing health for a numbr of years died on Sunday morning. Funeral services at the Methodist Church on Tuesday afternoon were in cahrge of Rev. CB Stanforth. Parke SPencer, CR hostetler, Hubert Loudermill, samuel Scott, Hubert smith and Wayne Sims acted as pall bearers and Mrs. DIetrich, Mrs. Hostetler, Mrs. Shanks and Mrs. Rinehart were flower bearers. Burial at Maple Ridge Cemetery. Among those from a distance attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Barr and daughter, Mary Elizabeth of Nachitoches, LA; Mr. and Mrs. D.A. McGaughey and daughter, MIldred of Dana, Mrs. Ella Rich of Roachdale and Otho Sharp and MIsses Eunice and Ruby of Crawfordsville. The following obituary was read: James Wesley barr, son of John Wesley and Mary Elizabeth Barr, was born in Waveland Oct 21, 1862. He died at his home in Waveland at 11:30 Sunday morning July 28 at the age of 66 years 9 months 7 days. He was united in marriage to Emma F. Sharp on August 20, 1885. To this union were born Harry LaRue and Mary Christine. The deceased was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and Modern Woodman of America Lodge. Always of a sunny disposition and active nature, he worked up to within a few weeks of his death saying little of his suffering and unafraid to die. A faithful and devoted husband, a loving, kind and Christian father, he leaves behind him examples and memories which will be forever cherished by those who love him. The survivors are the widow, one daughter, Mrs. DA McGaughey, of Dana, one son, Harry barr of Natchitoches, LA two grandchildren, Mildred McGaughey and Mary Elizabeth Barr, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Brown and Mrs. Ella Hickman and two brothers, Charles and William Barr of Waveland. Mr. Barr will be missed in Waveland. He was of a quiet unassuming disposition but always cheerful, even when in very poor health. For many years he hauled practically all the coal for the town and he and his horse and cart were familiar features of
the landscape. He has been sexton of Maple Ridge Cemetery for many years and served as janitor for the Methodist Church. The last work he attempted was mowing the church lawn about three weeks before his death.

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