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Marguerite E Lemon Barry
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Birth: May 3, 1909
Burt County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 2007
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

Marguerite E. (Lemon) Barry, 97

Marguerite was born May 3, 1909, in Lyons, NE, to Robert & Maude (Compton) Lemon.

After graduating from Blair High School, she then earned a teaching degree from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska.

In 1935, Marguerite was living in Blair, NE, but by 1940, she was living in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska with her husband, William Barry, their 10 year old daughter, Margery Ann, a 28 year old boarder, Robert Lemon, and a 21 year old lodger, Lavene Sherwood. Her husband, William, was a local manager of a telephone company, and in 1939, his annual wages were $912. Marguerite was an operator at the telephone company, and she earned $600 in 1939.

She had completed 2 years of college, according to the 1940 Census (but that was enough in those days to qualify for a teaching degree).

After 1940, Marguerite completed her Masterís degree.

She lived most of her life in Blair, first teaching country school then teaching fourth grade for 40 years in the Blair Public Schools.

She was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church and the teacherís association.

By 1987, Marguerite lived at 441 S. 14th St. in Blair, NE

Marguerite E. Barry, 97, of Blair, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007 at the Montclair Nursing Home in Omaha.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margery and Roy Mattson of Omaha; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; and two brothers Robert and Jerry Lemon.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Blair. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery. A rosary will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 27, at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at noon Tuesday at the funeral home.

Marguerite E. Lemon was born May 3, 1909 in Lyons to Robert and Maude (Conpton) Lemon. She graduated from Blair High School and received her degree from Dana College and later completed her masterís degree.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in Blair, Nebraska in service to the family.

Marguerite E Barry is buried beside her husband, William Bryan Berry.

Sources: National Archives; The Pilot Tribune, Blair, Nebraska Feb. 27, 2007 --Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Library at Blair Nebraska.
Family links: 
  Robert F. Lemon (1882 - 1926)
  Maud M. Compton Lemon (1884 - 1936)
  W. Bryan Barry (1899 - 1965)
  Gerald R Lemon (1905 - 1985)*
  Marguerite E Lemon Barry (1909 - 2007)
*Calculated relationship
Holy Cross Cemetery
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block 10 lot 8 Elev. 1096'
GPS (lat/lon): 41.54936, -96.11869
Created by: MrsB
Record added: Jul 01, 2013
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Marguerite E <i>Lemon</i> Barry
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- MrsB
 Added: Nov. 18, 2014

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