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Frank Thyson “Francis” Barry

  • Birth 19 Oct 1874
  • Death 22 Nov 1889 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Van Ness, Lot 220 East. Unmarked burial.
  • Memorial ID 97588260

Age 15 years, 1 month, 5 days. Buried November 24, 1889. He was the son of Henry W. Barry and Kate Thyson Barry Marr.

The Evening Star Friday, November 22, 1889
Killed by the Escape of Gas
This morning Frank Thyson Barry, the only son of the late Hon. Henry W. Barry of Mississippi was found lifeless by his mother, Mrs. Kate Thyson Marr, in his room at their home, 1827 9th Street. Asphyxiation, due to the escape of illuminating gas, was the cause. The young man was in his fifteenth year and had a promising future. His standing at school was excellent, besides being held in high esteem by all with whom he came in contact. Drs. Winter and Henderson were summoned, but reached him too late to be of any service.

The Illinois State Journal
Monday, November 25, 1889
Springfield, Illinois
Singular Case of Asphyxiation
Washington, November 23. Frank T. Barry, aged fifteen, son of the late Hon. H.W. Barry, of Mississippi, was found dead in bed yesterday by his mother, Mrs. Kate Marr. He had rigged a string from his bed to the gas bracket so that he might study while in bed and turn out the gas without leaving the bed when he became sleepy. In his sleep he had involuntarily turned on the gas, which during the night filled the room and asphyxiated him.


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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 22 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97588260
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Thyson “Francis” Barry (19 Oct 1874–22 Nov 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97588260, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .