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.
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
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