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Flora Louise DeMoss

Flora Louise DeMoss
birth: 2 Aug 1883 at Knox County, Indiana to Samuel T. and Sarah Frances (Winkler) DeMoss
death: 15 Oct 1861, Gosport, Owen Co., IN
burial: Edwardsport Cemetery, Knox Co., IN

marriage: 4 Sep 1901, at Knox Co., IN
Robert E. Barr
birth: 26 Jun 1882 in Knox Co., IN to James and Susan (Welch) Barr
death: 18 Jun 1951 at Knox Co., IN

Children of Flora Louise DeMoss and Robert E. Barr:

  • Gilbert Barr, b. 3 Nov 1903, d. 11 Dec 1985
  • Leona E. Barr, b. 24 Apr 1907, d. 10 Jan 1992, m. (1) James A. Holt, (2) Unk Moreland
  • Blanche E. Barr, b. 17 Oct 1911, d. 26 Jul 1985, m. William N. Decker

Flora Louise DeMoss Barr Lived In:

  • Born at Knox County, Indiana
  • Monroe County, Indiana
  • Died at Owen County, Indiana (from c.1923)

Other Information: Flora Louise DeMoss was divorced from Robert Barr in 1920 at Monroe County, Indiana.

Submitter is not related to this Hoosier ancestor.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

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John Andrew Barr

John Andrew Barr
b. 10 September 1908, Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana, to Earl Ray and Bertha (Mattix) Barr
d. 16 January 1979, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois

m. 28 October 1933, Gary, Lake County, Indiana
Louise Stentz
b. 8 September 1911, Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, to Frank William and Mathilda (Thorndell) Stentz
d. 15 December 1993, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

Children with Louise Stentz:
• John Robert (b. 1936)
• George Louis (b. 1938)
• Richard Allen (b. 1941)
• Barbara Ann (b. 1948)

The Barr family came to Indiana in the 1850’s. John Andrew graduated from DePauw University and Indiana University and lived in Gary, Lake County, Indiana from about 1935 to 1942. He was a lawyer and in private practice in Gary for several years before going to work for Montgomery Ward & Co. in Chicago as the company’s chief labor lawyer and moving to Wilmette, Cook County, Illinois. He moved up through the corporate ranks, was named Secretary and, in 1955, became President and Chairman of the Board. He left Wards in 1965 to become Dean of the School of Business at Northwestern University. He retired in 1975.

Submitted by:
J. Robert Barr
Evanston IL
E-mail: barrbob@comcast.net

John Wesley Odle

John Wesley Odle
b. 19 August 1836, Randolph County, Indiana, to Caleb Owen and Irena (Franklin) Odle
d. 4 May 1921, Florence, Marion County, Kansas

m/1. 29 November 1855, Newton County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Honn
b. 9 April 1836, Washington County, Indiana, to Johan and Jane (Putoff) Honn
d. 29 October 1911, Florence, Marion County, Kansas

m/2. January 1917, Kansas
Jennie [–?–]

Children with Sarah Ann Honn:
• Daniel Elisha (1856-1933) married Janette Mary Ann Mandeville
• Irena Jane (1859-1889) married Robert Henry Kerns
• John Wesley (1864-1939) married (1) Margaret Isabel Burns, (2) Emma Davis
• David Eli (1868-1950) married Cora Mae Folsom
• Mary Etta (1870-1961) married Joseph Warren Barr
• William Patrick (1873-1965) married Minnie Bell Folsom
• James Berton (1876-1959) married Hattie Emily Spitler
• Newton Edmond (1880-1948) married Maud M. Blurton

The family left from Kentland, Newton County, Indiana, after James was born in May 1876. Newton was born in Iroquois County, Illinois. They arrived in Florence, Kansas, in 1884. John was in Company A of the 128th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, serving from November 1863 to January 1866. He was with Sherman on the march to the sea and also fought at Gettysburg.

John’s second wife, Jennie, later married Frank Hoffman.

Submitted by:
Betty Odle Ramsey
Batesville AR
E-mail: homes@ipa.net

Mary Bryant

Mary Bryant
b. 5 December 1827, Sullivan County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth Bryant
d. 5 October 1889, Van Buren County, Iowa

m/1. about 1846
Zephaniah Donaho
b. about 1805, Pennsylvania
d. before 1857

m/2.
William Barr
b. 1813, Ohio
d. 27 February 1882, Van Buren County, Iowa

Children with Zephaniah Donaho:

  • John William (1846-1909) married (1) Margaret Jackson, (2) Amanda Florence Hurst
  • Josiah (b. 1848)
  • Elizabeth (1850-aft. 1900)

Children with William Barr:

  • Amelia (1860-aft. 1900) married Charles Schooler
  • Emil (1862-aft. 1920) married Bertha Long
  • Emily (b. 1862)

Mary’s family immigrated to Turman Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, before her birth in the early 1800’s.

After her first husband died, Mary moved to Van Buren County, Iowa, where her sister Elizabeth Bryant and husband, John Baird, had settled. Her brother, Thomas Bryant, a disabled Civil War veteran also lived there.

In 1882, Mary was again widowed and her married daughter, Amelia, is living there as well.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com