Biography of Dr. James D. Barr
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





JAMES D. BARR, M. D., was born in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Penn., January 28, 1847, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (MeDonnough) Barr, natives of Pennsylvania, and descendants of Scotland. His maternal grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. His parents had twelve children, eight still living; Cassandra, James D., William, George, Anna, Alfred, Benton and Bertha. The deceased are Franklin and Ellen. His parents are still residents of Pennsylvania, his father being a carpenter by trade. James D. Barr, the subject of this sketch, was educated at the common schools, and afterward attended college at Lewisburg, Penn., and began the study of medicine in 1875, under the eminent physician, Dr. D. S. Hayes, of his native place, continuing his reading four years, and attending three courses of lectures at the University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, graduating in 1879. He is of the regular Allopathic school. After recuperating for one year, he located at Marseilles in the fall of 1881, and has succeeded in establishing a fair practice. In July, 1883, he purchased a drug store at Marseilles, where he is doing a good business in that trade. April 10, 1882, he married Miss Anna Seligman, daughter of William Seligman. Their only child is Howard F., born April 13, 1883. Mr. Barr is a member of the I. O. O. F. at Hollidaysburg; is Republican in politics, a member of the Baptist Church, and a highly respected citizen.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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