Eugene Jacob Barr, M. D.

Eugene Jacob Barr, M. D., who is efficiently serving
his second term as sheriff of Allen County, was for 15 years a
recognized and successful medical practitioner throughout Champaign and
Allen Counties, Ohio.  He was born in Auglaize County, Ohio, September
21, 1857, and s a son of Dr. Tobias and Margaret (Weaver) Barr.  Dr.
Tobias Barr was a well-known physician in his day.  He died in 1857,
leaving two children.
         Eugen Jacob Barr first attended school in Clark County, Ohio,
but when he was 12 years old he went to Lebanon Ohio, and there
continued his studies.  For some time he taught school through Clark and
Champaign Counties and then entered the Medical College of Ohio at
Cincinnati, where he was graduated March 3, 1880.  In 1885 he settled in
Allen County and continued to practice his profession until 1895 when he
engaged in the oil and timber business, in which he continued to be
interested until he was elected to his first term as sheriff of the
county, in 1901.  His opponent was William McComb.   In 1903 public
approbation of his administration was shown by a reelection for the
second term of two years.  He has always been a strong supporter of the
Democratic Party.  In addition to his duties as a public official, Dr.
Barr attends to the management of the Consolidated Bottling Company, of
Lima, manufacturers of soft drinks, and he is also largely interested in
Southern lumber, and is an official of the Ohio Hardwood Lumber Company.
          In 1877 Dr. Barr was married to Sadie C. Michael, of Tremont
City, and to this union was born one child, Ortha.  In 1883 Dr. Barr was
married to Mattie A. Miller, who is a daughter of John G. Miller, and
they have one child Mabel.  The family belong to the Methodist Episcopal
Church.
          Fraternally Dr. Barr is a Knight of Pythias and an Elk.  He is
a man qualified for the important position he so efficiently fills.
The work of the sheriff's office requires the assistance of two
deputies.  He has a large personal following, being popular with all
classes, both professionally, personally and officially.