UNKNOWN FACES - The Farris Barr Collection 1905-1918 (No. 15)

(02/13/2017)

2001 (More Under People. Humor, History)

Farris Barr was from down on Daniel's Run during the early part of the 20th century. His big interest was photography as he traveled up and down the lower tributaries of the West Fork of the Little Kanawha, snapping pictures and developing them onto postcards.

We have a couple hundred of his photos, most without names, donated by retired mailman Oda Carpenter of Mt. Zion.

Farris was the son of Floyd (1857-1919) and Frances (1859-1937) Barr who are buried in the Barr Cemetery on Sycamore. Farris, who was born in 1888, was married to Willa Deems in 1922. He had at least two sisters, Cora and Una, and a brother Pratt Barr.

It is highly unlikely these pictures will ever be identified, but we present them to Herald readers to remember the faces of the people who made early contributions to our community - Jesse's Run, Sinking Springs, Daniel's Run, Altizer, Adam, Rocksdale, Henry's Fork, Triplett, Egypt Ridge, Barne's Run and Richardson.

Surely, if you're a Calhoun native, it's likely photos of some of your folks.


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