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William Frederick "Will" Barr
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1852
Ross County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1932
Grant County
Oklahoma, USA

Will and family and his parents went to Johnstown Brown Co, Nebraska in the 1880s to homestead in the Sandhills of Nebraska, also known as the Badlands. This region was well known for struggles between gangs of horse thieves and the vigilantes.. "Kid" Wade, the most famous of the Middleton gang, was finally captured and hanged by a lynching party just east of Ainsworth.

He married Mary Ellen McGinis in 1877, Ohio. They had seven children.
Allie May
Leonora Jane
Harry Levi
Elmer Addie
William Jacob
Mary Elizabeth
Charles S.

1895 Will's wife Mary and two Children (Nora & Chas.) all died within three months. Death caused by "Lung Fever" Or Dust Pneumonia. Five years later their daughter Mary also died of dust pneumonia. That's when Will BARR loaded up the remaining children and moved to Kansas and then into Oklahoma.

There he married second to Lena Leotta Myers as his second wife. Will and Lena had one son, George Eugene Barr, born in 1906.

Family links: 
  John B. Barr (1827 - 1902)
  Elizabeth Troutman Barr (1829 - 1910)
  Mary Ellen McGinnis Barr (1854 - 1895)
  Lena Leota Myers Barr (1875 - 1957)*
  Lenora Jane Barr (1880 - 1895)*
  Elmer Addie Barr (1885 - 1969)*
  William Jacob Barr (1889 - 1964)*
  Mary Elizabeth Barr (1892 - 1900)*
  Charles S. Barr (1894 - 1895)*
  Caroline Barr Milligan (1849 - 1903)*
  William Frederick Barr (1852 - 1932)
  James Henry Barr (1854 - 1918)*
  George Alfred Barr (1859 - 1927)*
  Charles W. Barr (1861 - 1893)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Bahr (1863 - 1865)*
  Mary Etta Barr Fahlhaber (1866 - 1937)*
  Addie Matilda Barr Branch (1868 - 1946)*
  Bertha M. Barr (1871 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Wakita Cemetery
Grant County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: carolyn leonard
Originally Created by: Carol Bryan
Record added: Sep 24, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6800633
William Frederick Will Barr
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William Frederick Will Barr
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William Frederick Will Barr
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- Michelle💕ღ
 Added: Jan. 26, 2013
RIP great uncle Will.
- carolyn leonard
 Added: Jun. 29, 2012

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