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 Herbert Lee Barber

Herbert Lee Barber

Birth
Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Death 1937 (aged 71–72)
Williams, Pondera County, Montana, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 26903679 · View Source
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Herbert Lee "H. L." Barber, publisher, economist, investment banker, and author of Making Money Make Money (1912), Story of the Automobile (1917) and Investing for Profits (1917), all published by A. J. Munson & Co., Chicago, Illinois, was identified as a prominent member of Chicago's business and cultural circles from 1890 until the early 1930's.
In 1909, H. L. discovered an area of Montana where a major irrigation project had recently been completed, and he recognized the opportunity to turn undeveloped land into rich farm properties. By 1912, H. L. Barber & Company had built the town-site of Williams, Montana in Pondera County, which came to be known as "The Gem of the Project," and later a second nearby town-site known as Manson. The towns thrived until H. L. died in Williams in 1937, and gradually the towns died too. Eventually, the U.S. Post Office closed their Williams branch in the 1950's.


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  • Created by: Jay Funk
  • Added: 17 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26903679
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herbert Lee Barber (20 May 1865–1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26903679, citing Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jay Funk (contributor 46988800) .