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Harry W. Barry
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1887
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1954
Oklahoma, USA

Harry Barry was a local businessman and civic leader whose life was cut short in a tragic auto accident some 60 years ago. Barry was born on a farm in Pennsylvania in 1887. After he graduated from school, Barry' father farmed him out to a neighbor, who paid the Barry family $30 per month for his labor. His father allowed him to keep $2 of the monthly wage for himself.. After three years of this arrangement, Barry decided he didn't want to spend the rest of his life "looking at the south end of a horse going north" according to a short biography written by his son David in 1988.Barry put himself through Kansas State Teachers College, and in 1914 sent his resume to the Buhl School District. He was hired as a teacher at the high school and became the town's first football coach.Twice in the late 1920's, Barry took the Buhl High School girls' basketball team all the way to the national championship, each time missing the win by just two points.Barry's ambition would not be contained at school, even during the Great Depression. He refused to give up after his first business failed and by the mid-1930's he owned real estate and insurance businesses, an ice cream parlor and the Buhl Herald, all while continuing to teach. * * * * * * * * * * * * *
In November 1954, Harry and Harriet Barry traveled to Kansas to visit some old friends from college. While there, they decided to drive to Oklahoma to see the Will Rogers Memorial. The road was slick from rain, and an oncoming truck slid into the Barrys' car, killing all five in the car. The driver of the truck was also killed. Source: Times-News article - Nov 18, 2012. Written by Mychel Matthews.

From a Find-A-Grave contributor.

Published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains Vol.3 by James H. Hawley 1920.

Harry W. Barry, editor of the Buhl Herald, published at Buhl, Twin Falls County, was born in Halifax, Pennsylvania, but in his boyhood days accompanied his parents to Meriden, Kansas, where he pursued his education. He supplemented his public school training by study in the Kansas State Normal School at Emporia, from which he was graduated with the class of 1912. He became identified with the northwest as an educator, for on the completion of his normal course he accepted the position of principal of the high school at Buhl, Idaho, and acceptably filled that position for three years, imparting readily and clearly to others the knowledge that he had acquired and moreover stimulating pupils with much of his own zeal and interest in the work. On the expiration of that period he purchased a half interest in the Buhl Herald in connection with W. L. Squires. The partnership was maintained until 1918, when Mr. Barry acquired the interest of Mr. Squires and is now sole owner. The Herald is a weekly paper, having a well equipped office on Broadway, and is democratic in its political complexion. It has gained a good circulation owing to the progressive methods of Mr. Barry, who puts forth every effort to give to his patrons all of the local and general news that is of real interest. Mr Barry has likewise become the owner of farm lands and other real estate in this section of Idaho.In 1917 was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Barry and Miss Harriet Stein, a native of Garnett, Kansas, and a daughter of Edwin Stein. Her father was a Civil War Veteran who served for four years under General Sherman.Mr. Barry is a Scottish Rite Mason and is a worthy exemplar of the teachings and purposes of the craft. In all matters of citizenship he has manifested a most progressive and loyal spirit and in September, 1918, he enlisted as a member of Company B in the officers' training camp at Moscow, Idaho, where he remained until the 28th of December. The armistice having in the meantime been signed, he was discharged and returned to Buhl, where he is concentrating his efforts and attention upon the business of editing and publishing the Buhl Herald.
 
 
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 Parents:
  David Barry (1860 - 1931)
  Sevilla Ellen Enders Barry (1862 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Harriet S. Stein Barry (1889 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harry W. Barry (1887 - 1954)
  Claude Joseph Barry (1888 - 1922)**
  Jennie Sevilla Barry Miller (1889 - 1952)*
  Thomas Elmer Barry (1893 - 1922)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
West End Cemetery
Buhl
Twin Falls County
Idaho, USA
 
Maintained by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Originally Created by: Judith Segale
Record added: Aug 16, 2012
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Harry W. Barry
Added by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 
Harry W. Barry
Added by: Judith Segale
 
Harry W. Barry
Added by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 
 
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Emporia State University, the former Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, Ks.
- Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 Added: Sep. 9, 2014

- Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 Added: Aug. 31, 2014
Rest in peace.
- Amanda Fox
 Added: Feb. 24, 2014
 
 
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