|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1876|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1961|
Rev. Frank C. Barrow, son of John Dennis Barrow and Martha Ella Stone Barrow, was born January 22, 1876, in Campbell Hill, Illinois. He married Norma Morgan on July 25, 1899, in Calhoun, Missouri. He died March 22, 1961, in Joplin, Missouri, and was buried at Diamond Cemetery, in Newton County, Missouri.
Frank was ill while serving in the military. He served in the Spanish-American War. A family story relates that his mother, Martha, wrote to President McKinley asking for Frank's discharge. Frank served in Company B. 12th Infantry. He enlisted June 23, 1897 and was discharged April 14, 1899. He did receive a discharge and returned to become a minister in the Christian Church. In the 1910 census, Frank is working as a barber. In the 1920 census, Frank and Norma and their son Russell are living in Iowa, and Frank is a minister. They are living next door to their daughter Vivian and her new husband, G. A. Axton who is a high school teacher.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE OBITUARY FOR REV. FRANK BARROW:
Joplin Globe, Thursday, March 23, 1961
"Rev. Frank Barrow Dies at Age 85 At Home Here
The Rev. Frank C. Barrow, 85 years old, died at 1:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in his home, 1702 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Born January 22, 1876, in Campbell Hill, Illinois, Mr. Barrow came to this area 40 years ago. He served as temporary pastor of Christian churches in the district when the positions were vacant.
He served churches in Joplin, Diamond, Grove and Bentonville and several other towns.
Mr. Barrow was a veteran of the Spanish-American War.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Norma Morgan Barrow, whom he married July 25, 1899; a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Archer, Annacortes, Wash.; a son, Russell Barrow of the home; two brothers, P. S. Barrow, Lansing, Kan.; and Clarence Barrow, Calhoun, Mo., five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Steve Parker funeral home."
According to family legend, Frank was known to Jesse and Frank James, and he "rode" with them until they began breaking the law. This was always a surprised to his friends, as he grew to be a fire and brimstone minister.
John Dennis Barrow (1842 - 1917)
Martha Ellen Stone Barrow (1846 - 1933)
Vivian Cleopatra Barrow Archer (1900 - 1971)*
Ireby Decalvus Barrow (1864 - 1932)*
James Sabra Barrow (1866 - 1916)*
Dennis Barrow (1868 - 1869)*
Clarence A. Barrow (1870 - 1963)*
Hubert Barrow (1872 - 1873)*
Herman Cole Barrow (1874 - 1922)*
Frank Cullen Barrow (1876 - 1961)
Anna May Barrow Greeson (1879 - 1942)*
Phillip Sheridan Barrow (1885 - 1975)*
Maintained by: Thomas Higgerson
Originally Created by: Kim Slayton
Record added: Oct 20, 2005
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