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Henry Hargreaves Barrow
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1877
Brantford
Ontario, Canada
Death: Nov. 30, 1969
North Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada

"I haven't much steam pressure" Uncle Henry told Capt. John Cates, his nephew, last Sunday. 24 hours later, while asleep, veteran marine engineer Henry Hargraves Barrow, 92, slipped his moorings for the last time. The members of all branches of the pioneering Cates family knew him with much affection as Uncle Henry and Uncle. His quiet generosity, family interest, kindness and prodigious memory were shared by the family with so many coastal veterans and, most certainly, with the fraternity of Cates Towing. Uncle Henry, born in Brantford, Ont., first came to Vancouver in 1896. He worked on towboats and coastal freighters until 1921 when he joined the staff of Cates Towing. Some of the vessels on which he served were "Lois", "Burt" and "Selkirk". 6 years of his sea service was aboard a freighter moving ore from Vananda, Texada Island to the Tacoma smelter. Back in 1897, Uncle Henry was working on a tug from Hickey and McPerson's cannery, where our international airport now stands. In those days, the tugs moved the unpowered fishboats in and out of the area. What reminiscences he had of those pioneer days! His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Barrow, arrived in North Vancouver in 1904 and had a small farm in the Lynnmour area. He made his home with them until 1916, when he moved to North Vancouver City. His only sister was the wife of Capt. Charles H. Cates, founder of the pioneer towboat firm so vital to ship movement in Burrard Inlet. Uncle Henry was a lodestar to historians. "He was always the marine engineer and genial raconteur. The qualities of kindness and love of the B.C. coast and its history shone through with indescribable brilliance." So many mourn with the host of the Cates family. No man was ever deservedly loved more by his family and associates in marine circles than Uncle Henry Barrow.
Source: Vancouver Sun, Dec 6, 1969 "Family Mourns Death of Uncle Henry" 
 
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 Parents:
  John Barrow (1845 - 1914)
  Jessie Janet Sinclair Barrow (1845 - 1932)
 
 Siblings:
  John St Clair Barrow (1869 - 1954)*
  Mary Wilhelmina Barrow Cates (1874 - 1950)*
  Henry Hargreaves Barrow (1877 - 1969)
  Charles Alexander Barrow (1880 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
BARROW/ John/ 1845 - 1914/ Jessie Sinclair/ 1845 - 1932/ Grandson Baby Cates/ 1915/ Henry Hargreaves/ 1877 - 1969/ Charles Alexander/ 1880 - 1898
In Loving Memory
 
Burial:
North Vancouver Cemetery
North Vancouver
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Plot: 59/15
 
Created by: Judy Koren
Record added: Jul 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93972567
Henry Hargreaves Barrow
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Henry Hargreaves Barrow
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Regards from
- Judy
 Added: Jul. 21, 2012
 
 
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