Etc. -- Charles E. Barber's 1917 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 12 Apr 1917 
issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Died in Chicago
Buried in Simcoe

A large number of citizens paid a tribute to the memory of the late Mr. Charles Edgar Barber by going to the Wabash Railway Station on Sunday afternoon to await the arrival of the 3:20 St. Louis express, upon which train his body was brought to Simcoe by his family for interment in the family plot in Oakwood Cemetery.

Accompanying the remains were the widow and her four children, two sons and two daughters, Mr. Guthrie Barber 
of New York, Mr. Courtney Barber of Chicago, and Misses Trixie and Maxie Barber, also of Chicago.

Deceased was born in Simcoe in 1852. He was the only son of the late Aaron S. Barber, and at the time of his removal from Simcoe, 23 years ago, was one of the best known lawyers of Norfolk County.

He studied his profession with the late Henry A. Hardy, 
one-time Crown Attorney, and when admitted to the bar 
he stood first of all the men of his year, winning a medal 
and a valuable scholarship.

Leaving Simcoe, he resided for a time in Texas, but latterly Chicago has been his home, and it was there he passed away on Thursday last [5 Apr 1917].

At the funeral on Sunday, Rev. A. B. Farney, officiated and the pall bearers were six  barristers, T. R. Atkinson M.P.P., T. R. Slaght K.C., W. E. Kelly, K.C., H. P. Innes, K.C., 
F. E. Curtis and J. Porter.

Mrs. Barber and children, while here were the guests of 
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Nelles. They returned to Chicago on Monday night's express.

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