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Our grandmother, Ruth Etta Barr, married Calvin Stoey Graham. Their Family Photos, including Calvin's parents William and Sadie Graham Photos, and his grandparent's, Henry and Jeannette Greenawalt family photos, are one of the finest photo collections in our library.
Unless we know the date of the photo, we will estimate (c-circa) the date based on a number of factors; knowing a person and estimating their age in the photos, clothing styles, photographic techniques, etc.
If you would like to contribute to this effort, or have any questions, suggestions, corrections, please email me.
Our father was Robert Harvey Graham, who married Dorothy Irene Klinger Bob's grandparents where Harvey Joseph Barr and Sarah Henrietta Ellis.
The following photos are from this family, and if there was anything written anywhere on the front or back of the photo, it will be recorded in the photo descriptions. Photo dates are estimates (c-circa) based on a number of factors; knowing a person and estimating their age in the photos, clothing styles, photographic techniques, etc.
Harvey and Sarah Barr had the following children.
SE (01) There was no identification on this photo, and no one living can recall seeing this photo. The photo was in the my grandmother’s (Ruth Barr-Graham) collection, along with other Ellis and Barr photos. Based on the style of dress, we dated this photo circa 1860 to early 1870, the woman appears to be in her mid twenties or early thirties. The photo is most likely the wife of James Luxeon Ellis, Sarah Boyer, who was born about 1846, and died in 1877.
SE (02B) This is a photo post card of a young Sarah Henrietta Ellis, taken about 1885, and here is the back of the photo post card.
SE (03) Sarah Ellis-Barr, about 19 Years Old. We believe this photo was taken about the same time as the one of Harvey Barr HB (01).
HB (01) Harvey Barr, 21Years Old, we believe this was taken about the same time as the Sarah Ellis photo SE (03), circa 1892.
HB (01A) Harvey Barr, circa 1891, and here’s a HB (02) Harvey and Sarah Barr Wedding Photo April 2nd 1892.
HB (02A) Harvey and Sarah Barr.
HB (03) The Barr cabin located in and around Pottstown and Allentown Pennsylvanian.
HB (04) Written on back; 1908, Grandma Graham (Ruth) and Great Grandma Barr (Sara Ellis-Barr). Sarah Ellis-Barr holding Ruth Graham
HB (5A) This is Hazel Barr when she was seven months and 5 days, taken in 1911. Sarah (Salle) wrote a note on the back to her older brother, Issac Boyer Ellis and his wife Bertha E. Cassidy.
HB (05F) Hazel Barr
HB (06) Written on the back of this photo; Joe Barr.....Joseph Ralph Barr.
HB (06A) Written on the back, Betty Barr. Ellis Barr’s daughter, who later married Millham.
HB (07) Hazel Barr is forward on the pony, and her sister Ruth is behind her.
HB (08) On the left is Ruth Etta Barr, and her younger sister Hazel (Honey) Elizabeth Barr.
HB (09B) Hazel Barr in her nurse uniform.
HB (15) Hazel or Ruth is sitting on the far left, and sitting on the ground is her mother Sarah. Written on the back were a list of names taken in Stowe Pennsylvania. Stowe is near Pottstown, and the Barr cabin However, it looks mor like City Island in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Notice the Capitol Dome on the right.
HB (15B) This is a photo Ruth or Hazel, taken at the Barr cabin.
HB (15C) Written on the photo, June 1925, Anna E. Read.
HB (15D) It appears to be Harvey and Sarah Barr's younger son Joseph Barr and his younger sister Ruth. They are with two unknown ladies standing on the railroad tracks, with a locomotive in the background, most likely taken in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, circa 1909. Here's a close up of the people.
HB (15E), HB (17), and HB (17A) are photos of unknown ladies that were in the Barr ~ Ellis Photo Collection.
HB (19) Ruth Barr business School graduation photo. The school was located in 2nd and Market Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania. It was latter moved and renamed as the Summerdale Buisness College located outside Enola Pennsylvania.
HB (19A) The family believes Ruth is in Calvin's car.
HB (19B) Ruth Barr business school graduation photo.
HB (19C) Sarah Ellis-Barr with her daughter Ruth in her business school graduation gown.
HB (19D) Ruth Barr-Graham.
HB (20) Hazel Barr at the River Front, Harrisburg Pennsylvania.
HB (20A) and HB (20C) Hazel Barr.
HB (20D) Hazel Barr Nursing School Graduation Photos.
HB (20G) Hazel Barr at about the time she graduated from nursing school.
HB (21) Left to right: Sarah Ellis-Barr, Joseph Barr holding Bob Graham, and Harvey Barr. Joseph Barr is the father of Harvey Barr. Joseph married Mary Weisner (Weasner or Wasser) who died in 1900, at the age of 42. Joseph then married Ruth Etta Traver on September 9th 1903.
HB (21A) Joseph Barr holding his great grandson, Bob Graham. Written on the back of the photo: Joseph Barr from Prussia...Grandma Graham's Grandfather. This is Joseph Barr, and he may have been from old Prussia-Germany. Joseph is the grandfather of Ruth Etta Barr-Graham. This was a handwritten note, copied from another photo, written by Bob Graham's daughter Joan Graham-Brent.
HB (21C) There was no identification of the back of this photo, or anyone in the family that knows who this couple is, but we believe it is Joseph Barr and his 2nd wife, Ruth Etta Traver. Joseph is Harvey Barr's father.
HB (23) Harvey Barr at Atlantic City.
HB (23B) and HB (23C) are photos of Harvey and Sarah Barr holding their catch of the day. Most likely taken at their cabin.
HB (25) Harvey Barr with two unknown people, the man of the far right is in other photos. The young man in the middle man be a son.
HB (31) Harvey and Sarah Barr.
HB (32A) Stamped on the back: James Lett Co, May 5, 1947; Written on the back: Sally. The photo was taken at the Masonic Mosque in Harrisburg Pennsylvania.
HB (33) Written on the front of the photo, Aunt Sadie, Sarah and Harvey Barr, Florence Emmory, Cousin. The note was written by Harvey and Sarah Barr’s daughter Ruth Barr-Graham. Aunt Sadie is Harvey Barr's sister Sadie May who was born September 21st 1879, and married Harry Weisner of Pottstown. Florence is Aunt Sadie's daughter. Left to Right: Aunt Sadie, Unknown lady in glasses, Harvey is sitting and Sallie is behind him, and to Harvey's right is Florence Emory.
HB (34) Sarah Henrietta Ellis-Barr.
HB (35) harvey and Sarah married in 1892, this is a photo of their 50th wedding anniversary photo. HB (35A) is the newspaepr article of their wedding anniversary announcement.
HB (36) Sarah Ellis-Barr, note the oxygen hood. Sarah died from emphysema.
Ellis David Barr was born November 9th 1894, and married Phora Trump. Their children were:
EDB (01) Standing left to right, Ellis Barr and his wife Phora Trump, Sarah Ellis-Barr, and Harvey Barr. The children left to right are: Jean, Bob, and Sally Graham. Ellis is Harvey and Sarah Barr's oldest son. Jean, Bob, and Sally are the children of Harvey and Sarah Barr's daughter; Ruth Barr-Graham.
EDB (01A) Ellis holding his neices, the twin Graham girls; Jean on the left and Sally on the right.
EDB (01B) Ellis’s wife Phora holding the twin Graham girls; Jean on the left and Sally on the right, The girl’s mother Ruth Barr-Graham is standing in the background holding her son Bob Graham.
EDB (02) Eugene T. Barr, the son of Ellis and Phora Barr.
EDB (03) Eugene Barr and his brother Ellis July 7th 1944 WWII Newspaper Article.
EDB (04) Eugene T Barr WW II Article on his disappearance in the Philippines during WWII.
EDB (05) Written on the back, Carol and Betty Shey, Vie’s daughter. Vie is for Viloet, who is Harvey and Sarah Barr’s granddaughter; their son Ellis David Barr’s daughter.
Joseph Ralph Barr was born February 10th 1897. He always went by the name of Ralph, and was a WW I veteran. Ralph lived in New York for a time where he married and had two children; a boy and girl. We're not sure who these children were. After this marriage Ralph lived with a common law wife; Rose. After Ralph's common law wife, Rose, died, Ralph married Ida Wilson, who died sometime in 2001. They lived in Odessa Texas, and are both buried in Midland Texas. Ralph and Ida had no children. Ralph and Rose had they following children:
JRB (03) This is a photo of Joseph Ralp Barr and his common law wife Rose.
JRB (03A) This is a photo Rose and Joseph Ralph Barr, and with their son Ralph.
JRB (03B) Left to right; Rose Barr, Sallie and Harvey Barr, and their son Joseph Barr.
JRB (03C) Left to right: Harvey Barr, Ralph’s wife Rose Barr, and Harvey’s wife Sara Ellis-Barr
JRB (04) Left to right; grandmother,Sallie Barr, Joseph and Rose Barr’s daughter; Alberta (Bertie) Barr, and grandfather, Harvey Barr
JRB (05) and JRB (05A) These are photos of Joseph Ralph Barr, circa 1970.
JRB (06) Left to right standing; Jimmy, George, Ralph, and kneeling, their father Joseph Barr
JRB (07) Joseph Ralph Barr and his 3rd wife Ida.
JRB (09) Written on the back; Mark 4 years old 3/21/1961; Scott 2 years old, 5/3/1963; Kay and Leon Braum, Florida; friends who moved to Florida from Mechanicsburg.
JRB (10) Rose circa 1970's.
JRB (11) Left to Right; Ralph's brother Ellis's daughter; Betty. Rose's daughter before Rose married Ralph; Bertie. And Ralph and Rose's sixth child; Sally.
JRB (15) Ralph and Ida Barr with unknown children...possibly grandchildren.
JRB (16) On the left is my father, Bob Graham, then Ralph Barr and his wife Ida. Bob is Joseph's nephew from Ruth Etta Barr who married Calvin Stoey Graham.
JRB (20) Written on the back: Uncle Ralph N.C., stamped on back; Daniel's Photos...can't read the date. This man is black, and he is standing over a freshly killed pig.
JRB (25) Joseph's son, George. Taken on December 1985.
JRB (25A) Thanksgiving 1986. Ralph Barr (son of Joseph Barr) is stting, his daughter is in the black shirt. Knelling next to Ralph is his sister Betty, and his other sister Alberta (Bertie).
JRB (25C) Some of Ralph's children and grand children taken July 1988. Front Row, Left to Right: Betty's daughter Tarre, and her mother Betty Barr. Standing Left to Right: In the yellow stipped blouse is Sally Barr, in the flowered blouse is George Barr's wife Ellen, and in the blue checkered blouse is Marion Barr.
JRB (28) Written on back: Getting ready for church, big fat momma, Ida Barr married to Ralph, Odessa TX...Ida is Ralph’s 3rd wife.
The following photos are from a trip that Bob, Sally, Jean, and Pat made to their cousins North Carolina home in June 21st to the 14th 2001. (Joseph Ralph Barr’s sister Ruth Barr-Graham’s children.)
JRB (31) This is a photo of Alberta (Bertie Barr-Watson) taken June 24th 2001.
JRB (31A) This is a photo of Bertie (Alberta Barr-Watson) who is standing on the right; Standing on the left his her daughter Deborah (Debbie) Watson. Debbie’s son on the left is Jonathan and on the right is Matthew.
JRB (32) Ralph and Rose Barr's daughter, Sally Aquirre.
JRB (32A) Ralph Barr's daughter, Sally Barr-Aquirre's daughter, Kathy Aquirre with her husband James Leonard.
JRB (32B) Ralph Barr's daughter, Sally Barr-Aquirre's daughter; Kathy Aquirre-Leonard's daughter Alyssa Leonard born January 29th 1991.
JRB (32C) Ralph Barr's daughter, Sally Barr-Aquirre's daughter, Kathy Aquirre-Leonard's daughter Kaila Leonard born May 20th 1997.
JRB (32D) Ralph Barr's daughter, Sally Barr-Aquirre's daughter, Kathy Aquirre-Leonard's son Sean Leonard born April 24th 1999.
JRB (32E) Ralph Barr's daughter, Sally Barr-Aquirre's son, Kenneth Aquirre who married Shannon.
JRB (32F) Ralph Barr's daughter, Sally Barr-Aquirre's son, Kenneth Aquirre's daughter Alex who was born April 10th 1991.
JRB (32G) Ralph Barr's daughter, Sally Barr-Aquirre's son, Kenneth Aquirre's daughter McKenzie who was born December 11th 1998, and her mother Shannon.
JRB (32H) Marie Aquirre. Marie is the daughter of Sally Barr-Aquirre.
JRB (32J) This is a photo of Christopher and his dog Rocket. Christopher is the son of Marie Aquirre; Ralph and Rose Barr's daughter, Sally Barr-Aquirre's daughter, Marie Aquirre. Christopher was born October 4th 1990.
JRB (32K) This is a photo of Doug Watson who married Amanda. Doug is Bertie's (Alberta Barr-Watson) son.
JRB (32L) Rob Aquirre and on the left his wife Christine, on the right his Rob's sister, Marie Aquirre.
JRB (33) On the left is Jean Graham-Hipp, and on the right is sally Graham-Rosenberger.
JRB (33A) Bob Graham and his girl friend Pat Kanhaus.
JRB (33B) On the left is Sally Graham-Rosenberger, then her cousin Bertie Barr-Watson, and Sally's twin sister Jean Graham-Hipp.
JRB (33C) On the left is Bob Graham, then Doug Watson, and Bob's sister Jean Graham-Hipp.
JRB (33D) On the left is Debbie Watson (Bertie's daughter), and Bob Graham and his sister Jean Graham-Hipp.
JRB (34) and JRB (34A) are photos of the original home of Joseph Ralph Barr and his wife Rose. The home is located in North Carolina.
JRB (35) Around the table from the left, Bob Graham, Jean Graham-Hipp, Sally Graham-Rosenberger, Bertie Barr-Watson, and Pat Graham-Napoli. The Graham's mother is Ruth Barr, the sister of Bertie's father, Joseph Ralph Barr.
JRB (35A) Left to right, cousins, Pat Graham-Napoli, Jean Graham-Hipp, Bob Graham, Bertie Barr-Watson, and Sally Graham-Rosenberger. The Graham's mother is Ruth Barr, the sister of Bertie's father, Joseph Ralph Barr.
Ruth Etta Barr was born May 5th 1908. On June 29th 1927 Ruth married Calvin Stoey Graham of Mongul Franklin County. They married in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania, and would live in Franklintown York County Pennsylvania. Calvin was also known as Curly.
This photo of Ruth was taken about 1935. All of the other photos related to Ruth will be from her marraige to Calvin Stoey Graham, and the family they had together. Their children are:
Hazel (Honey) Elizabeth Barr was born December 7th 1910 and died July 13th 1993. In 1933 Honey married Elmer (Ted)Theodore Larson on June 22nd 1933 at the Olivet Presbyterian Church Harrisburg. Ted was born in 1906 and died May 14th 1984. They were both laid to rest at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Honey and Ted had no children.
Here's a photo of Hazel and Ruth: Aunt Hazel (Honey) Barr-Larson is onthe left, and her sister Ruth Barr-Graham is on the right. Taken in November 1985 at Ruth's home in Franklintown Pennsylvnia.
TL (07) Written on the back: Kaufie, Honey’s best friend, whoes name is girl named is Ella Kauffman. Ella was a maid of honor in Hazel’s wedding.
TL (07A) Written on back: Aunt Honey and neighbor.
TL (09) Ted Larson and Hazel’s mother; Sallie Barr.
TL (10) Written on back: Aunt Honey and neighbor.
TL (09B) Ted and Hazel Larson’s wedding engagement announcement.
TL (10) Ted and Hazel Larson's wedding photo.
TL (10A) Hazel Barr-Larson Wedding Photo.
TL (10B) Ted Larson's brother and best man at Ted and Hazel Larson's wedding; and Violet Barr, Hazel's friend and bride's maid. Ella was also a nurse. The photo was taken Wedding Photo taken outside.
TL (10D) Ted and Hazel Larson's June 22nd 1933 wedding party photo. The wedding took place Thursday at Olivet Presbyterian Church. Left to right are: The Rev. William Anderson Webb Jr., pastor of the church who performed the ceremony; Miss Violet R. Barr, Ellis Barr, Miss Mary H. Wisler, Pottstown, maid of honor; Mr. Barr, the bride's father; the bride and bridegroom; Richard Larson, best man; Miss Ella Kauffman, and Edward Trego. My Aunts, Pat and Sally, think the photo has their cousin, Miss Violet R. Barr, mixed up with Miss Ella Kauffman. The article also said Harry Barr, and it should be Harvey. The Ellis Barr in the photo is a son of Harvey and Sallie Barr, and Violet is Ellis Barr's daughter.
TL (10E) Ted and Hazel Larson's wedding newspaper article.
TL (16), TL (16A), TL (16B), and TL (16C) Written on back of the photos; Uncle Ted and Honey.
TL (27A) Stamped on the back: James Lett Co, May 5, 1947; Written on the back Aunt Hazel. This photo was most likely taken at the same time her parents photo was taken.
TL (28) Hazel Barr-Larson and her mother Sara Ellis-Barr.
TL (40) Hazel's Ted Larson is on the left. Written on the back of the photo; Taken in the kitchen at the Zembo Mosque in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. TL (40A) Stamped on the back of the photo; Allied Pix Service Inc, 19 North CameronStreet, Harrisburg PA, April 12th1976.
TL (41) Ted Larson is in the back row, center, in front of the tall man. The photo was taken at the Zembo Mosque in Harrisburg PA. April 12th1976.
TL (42) Ted Larson has his arm on the canopy rail, at a outdoor Zembo function...about 1980.