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Family of Samuel Carson BARR (5) & Nancy Jane MEALS

7. Jodie Tennessee BARR. Born on 7 Jul 1874 in Tennessee. At the age of 77, Jodie Tennessee died in Waco, McLennan County, Texas on 10 Mar 1952. Buried in 1952 in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas.

On 28 May 1891 when Jodie Tennessee was 16, she first married Cornelius H. METTLER, son of Samuel Brittan METTLER (1826-) & Mary Wilson ALLER (1826-1901), in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas. Born on 28 May 1859. At the age of 34, Cornelius H. died on 1 Nov 1893. Buried in 1893 in Cleburne Cemetery, Cleburne, Texas.

They had the following children:
i. Jessie. Born on 19 Feb 1892. Jessie died on 30 Aug 1892. Buried in 1892 in City Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas.

19 ii. Charles Leslie (1893-1928)

On 2 Dec 1896 when Jodie Tennessee was 22, she second married Albert Virgil COLLINS.

They had the following children:
i. Jewell. Born on 27 Oct 1897. At the age of 75, Jewell died on 24 Sep 1973.

Jewell married Albert RHUMKE.

ii. May. Born on 17 May 1900. At the age of 82, May died on 8 Feb 1983.

May married W.A. SCARBOROUGH.

iii. Katy Pearl. Born on 9 Sep 1902. At the age of 69, Katy Pearl died on 12 Feb 1972.

Katy Pearl married William MAREENTETTE.

iv. Ruby Ila. Born on 2 Jun 1905. At the age of 84, Ruby Ila died on 4 Jun 1989.

Ruby Ila married Charles DOWELL.

v. Diamond. Born on 19 Sep 1907. At the age of 85, Diamond died on 5 Apr 1993.

Diamond married R.L. BAUMAN.

vi. Opal. Born on 23 Sep 1910. At the age of 56, Opal died on 5 Jun 1967.

Opal married Frank Dixie SMITH.

vii. Bessie. Born on 7 Mar 1914. At the age of 69, Bessie died on 11 May 1983. Alias/AKA: "Goldie".

Bessie married Larence STALER.

8. Lela BARR. Born on 24 Oct 1878 in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee.

Lela married Curtis I. ANDERSON Sr.. Occupation: Engineer for the Santa Fe Railroad.

They had the following children:
i. Marguerite.

ii. C.I..

9. Lurlie Belle BARR. Born on 24 Oct 1878 in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee. At the age of 89, Lurlie Belle died on 31 Aug 1968. Alias/AKA: "Mama Smith".

Mama Smith wore her hair swept up on her head and would take the braid off and put it on the dresser when she went to bed at night. Her hair was actually very thin and the braid was a hair piece, which was unheard of in those days.

On 2 Mar 1897 when Lurlie Belle was 18, she first married James David McCALL. Born in 1874. At the age of 35, James David died about 1909.

They had the following children:
20 i. James David (1898-)
ii. Beatrice Pearl. Born on 5 Dec 1900. Buried in Laurel Land Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

Beatrice Pearl first married Harry W. SMITH.

Beatrice Pearl second married TEARE.

Beatrice Pearl third married George Dewey NICHOLS.

Beatrice Pearl fourth married Charles RIVERS. Buried in Laurel Land Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

21 iii. Myrtle Lou (1902-1961)
22 iv. Ella Mae (1904-)

about 1908 when Lurlie Belle was 29, she second married Frank J. SMITH. Born on 17 Mar 1869. At the age of 52, Frank J. died in Jul 1921.

They had the following children:
23 i. Martin Melvin
ii. Ella.

24 iii. Lela Catherine (1914-)

10. Fred BARR. Born on 4 Jan 1893. At the age of 80, Fred died in Jul 1973. Buried in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas.

Military: Fred served in the Navy during World War I. He served on a patrol boat along the coast of Mexico, spending time in Mazatlan and was stationed in San Francisco part of the time. He served on the "Bowrey". Several of their children died before Myrtle and Fred. At the time of her death, Nancy Jane Meals Barr, Fred's mother, was living with Fred and Myrtle in Sagerton, Texas.

On 24 Dec 1919 when Fred was 26, he married Myrtle Neal SULLIVAN, daughter of Vester SULLIVAN & Florence WEBB. Born on 31 May 1906 in Bardwell, Kentucky. At the age of 89, Myrtle Neal died in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas in Jan 1996.

They had the following children:
i. Donnie.

ii. Frances.

iii. Iris Mae.

iv. Joe.

v. Billy.

Cause of Death: Drowning.

11. Pearl BARR.

Pearl first married George McCALL.

They had the following children:
i. Nellie. Nellie died in Waco, Texas about 1990.

ii. Jack.

Pearl second married Homer JOHNSON.

12. Myrtle BARR. Alias/AKA: "Aunt Myrt".

Myrtle was a very modern lady who studied the card game of bridge under Goren in Dallas, Texas. Years later one of her nieces, Iris Mae, asked Aunt Myrt to teach her how to play and Myrt said, "No honey, I just don't play with beginners!" Myrt even taught her two girls how to smoke, which was just awful in those days. Of course, it was the 20's --flappers and all of that, but in the backward south, only the sophisticated people did those things.

Myrtle married Louis FULLER.

They had the following children:
i. Kathleen.

ii. Joe.

iii. Tom.

13. Nellie BARR.

Lived in Kansas City, Missouri.

Nellie first married ? STEVENSON.

They had the following children:
i. James David.

ii. George.

iii. Nora.

Nellie second married ? McCALL.

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