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Jay County Obituaries


The Commercial Review,  Monday, September 7, 1925, pg 1 col 7

  Funeral services were held at Dunkirk yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock for ELI BARBER, 81, who passed away at 7 o'clock Saturday night at the Easthaven hospital for the insane at Richmond.  Services were in charge of Rev. J.H. Nall, of this city, and Rev. Curts, of Dunkirk.  Interment was made in the Claycomb cemetery.

  The deceased was born in Darke Co., Ohio, February 22, 1844, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Barber.  He had been an inmate of the Richmond institution for the past year and a half.  His wife Lucy (Gaunt) Barber, preceded him in death.
  The remains were brought back to this city by Undertaker N.R. Williamson, accompanied by the decedent's son, Fremont Barber, of Salamonia.   The following children survive:  William, of Fort Wayne;  Fremont, of Salamonia;  Virgil, of Dunkirk;  Russell, of Muncie; Mrs. Elizabeth Spahr, of Marion;  Mrs. Bessie Rhoads and Bernice Barber, both of Muncie;  twenty-eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  One brother, Cal Barber, of Hartford City, also survives.

the "Bernice" child is actually a son Burness

Note from county host, Sandi
Eli Barber was the brother of Elitha Jane Barber who married Minor Evilsizer


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