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SETH BARBER, deceased, was born in Norwich, county of Norfolk, England, April 30, 1822. He served an apprenticeship to a linen draper at Norwich, and was engaged as a salesnan in prominent business houses in London. He came to Galena, Ill., in 1852, and was engaged in the dry goods trade for five years as the firm of Barber & Chandler. He then went to Minnesota, and in 1864 came to Chicago and was employed as salesman for J. V. Farwell & Co. and other promnent business houses, up to the time of his death. April 8, 1881. He resided in Evanston since 1875. Mr. Barhcr was a member of Blaney Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and attained the thirty second degree. He married, in London, Miss Eliz Chandler, of the county of Wiltshire, England. June 18, 1846. They have two children, Arthur E. and Emma L.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.