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S. A. BARR, station agent Pittsburgh, Cincinnati St. Louis Railroad, was born in York County, Penn., May 5, 1842, and is one of six children born to Samuel and Sarah A. Dunlap Barr, both natives of the Keystone State. Samuel Barr has been a life long merchant, but is now living retired, with his wife, at Naperville, Ill. S. A. Barr was reared in Cumberland County, Penn., received an academic education, and commenced as a teacher when fifteen years of age. In 1862, he was married to Miss Emma C. Standish, at Naperville, and daughter of Hiram Standish, a lineal descendant of Miles Standish, of Plymouth Rock Colony fame. By this union they have had five children - Clarence W., Herbert S., Frederick A., Clara Leora and Harry, the last four natives of Crown Point. On August 6, 1862, he enlisted in Company B, One hundredth and Fifty Illinois Volunteers, was assigned to the Army of the Cumberland; his first engagement was Resaca, followed by the Atlanta campaign of eighty days fighting. Mr. Barr was wounded at Peach Tree Creek by a mini ball which he yet carries in his head - a memento of the time; he was discharged with the command June, 1865, having risen to be Second Corporal. After this time he was employed at Hinsdale, Ill., by the Chicago, Burlington Quincy Railroad, also at Burlington, Iowa, as telegraph operator, and afterward by the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati St. Louis Railroad, in charge of Crown Point Station, Ind. Mr. Barr is a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities, having advanced very far in both; his father-in-law, Hiram Standish, was born in 1807, and is one of the oldest railroad men in Illinois; he learned telegraphy when fifty-six years old, and is in the service of the Chicago, Burlington Quincy Railroad at Mount Joy, Ill.
Source: "Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana, Historical and Biographical" Goodspeed and Blanchard, 1882 Page: 600, 601; Crown Point and Centre Township Submitted by: marie626@email.msn.com