Farris Barr, a rural mail carrier, was from down on Daniel's Run, doing his daily mail route and taking photographs.
His big interest was photography as he traveled up and down the lower
the West Fork of the Little Kanawha in the early part of the 1900s, snapping pictures and developing
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
It is highly unlikely these pictures will ever be identified, having passed them by virtually every oldtimer in the community.
present them to
Herald readers to remember the faces of the people who made early
our community - Jesse's Run, Sinking Springs, Daniel's Run, Altizer,
Henry's Fork, Triplett, Egypt Ridge, Barne's Run and Richardson.
View more FERRIS BARR photos under People, Humor and History