Obit: Carr, Barbara June 29, 1950

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September 7, 2013, 8:03 am


The LEADER-Vindicator  Newspaper

  Mrs. Barbara Kathleen Carr, one of Rimersburg's oldest 
residents, died at her home on South Main street, 
Rimersburg, at 7 o'clock Thursday morning, June 29, 1950, 
after an illness of several months.

  Born in Dublin, Ireland, on December 23, 1859, a daughter 
of John and Bridget Bagley, she had attained the age of 90 
years, 6 months and 6 days.  She came with her family to 
this country at the age of seven, settling in Brady's Bend.  
In 1878, at the age of 19 she was married to John J. Carr, 
in the Catholic church of East Brady. To this union were 
born 15 children, eight of whom survive.  Mr. Carr died in 

  Mrs. Carr was a life-ling and devout member of the 
Catholic church, being affiliated at the time of her death 
with St. Richard's Church in Rimersburg.  Before that during 
her forty years spent in New Bethlehem she was a member of 
St. Charles Catholic church,and during her thirty years 
residence in Rimersburg she was a member of St. Eusebius 
church at East Brady before the establishment of St. 
Richard's church.

  The body lay in state at her home from Friday until Monday 
morning when it was removed to St. Richard's church where 
services were held with her pastor, the Rev. Fr. Thomas 
Eustace conducting the obsequies. Interment was in St. 
Charles Catholic cemetery, New Bethlehem.

  Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Wallace Van Schoick, 
Rimersburg; Mrs. Blair Ferguson, Butler; Miss Ruth Carr, 
Mrs. J. M. Pontzer and Mrs. Jack McKinley, Rimersburg; three 
sons, James E., of Fredonia, Kansas; John J. and M. T. Carr 
of Redonda Beach, California; twelve grandchildren, 19 great 
grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Johannah McGee, of