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 Oliver R. Barrett

Oliver R. Barrett

Birth
Death 5 Mar 1950 (aged 76–77)
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 32, 3
Memorial ID 21258 · View Source
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As a small boy, Barrett was taken by his mother to visit Lincoln's home and tomb. A custodian at the home gave him a few souvenirs and this started the famous Barrett collection of Lincolniana, the largest private collection in the world. A close friend of Governor Henry Horner and Carl Sandburg, Barrett was a lawyer and for many years the President of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Society.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21258
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oliver R. Barrett (1873–5 Mar 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21258, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .