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Barr family - further information

For those interested in more background information, I post it here in order to ease the journey of researchers.

This photo (left) appears in Reid, Helen Evans, All Silent, All Damned: the Search for Isaac Barr, Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1969; opposite p. 54 and on the back dust jacket.  

It shows Isaac Barr at his desk in 1902, working on correspondence regarding the project that became the “Barr Colony” in Western Canada.

No photo credit is given.

This photo (right) appears in Reid, Helen Evans, All Silent, All Damned: the Search for Isaac Barr, Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1969; back dust jacket. No photo credit is given. Presumably it was taken by Reid on her visit to Australia to interview the Barr family in 1966. It shows William Hall Barr (left) and his son Robert, holding the flag that flew over the S.S. Lake Manitoba and which Isaac brought to the future site of Lloydminster and flew at Headquarters Camp May 10, 1903.  Barr carefully preserved it through all his travels, including to Australia.  William travelled to Lloydminster in 1969 and presented the flag to City officials.

This photo (left) was taken during the Centennial celebrations of Lloydminster in 2003.  On the grounds of the Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre, it shows (left to right): Franklin Foster (author of this website and Bordering on Greatness: A History of Lloydminster’s First Century), Robert Barr (grandson of Isaac Barr), Mrs. Barr, and Mrs Dorothy Foster.

Symbolically, the picture was taken by George Lloyd, great-grandson of George Exton Lloyd, who I had the thrill of introducing to Robert almost exactly 100 years after their ancestors had last seen each other.

[Photo © 2003 Foster Learning Inc.]


This photo was taken during the Centennial celebrations of Lloydminster in 2003.  I had just had the pleasure of introducing George Exton Lloyd (left), great-grandson of Rev. George Exton Lloyd, to Robert Barr, grandson of Isaac Barr, almost exactly 100 years after their ancestors had last seen each other, under much less friendly circumstances.

[Photo © 2003 Foster Learning Inc.]

 

Glenys Anthony (centre), grand-daughter of Isaac Barr, chats with local history buffs at a reception in Lloydminster, September 28, 2011.

[Photo © 2011 Foster Learning Inc.]

This photo (left) appears in Reid, Helen Evans, All Silent, All Damned: the Search for Isaac Barr, Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1969; opposite p. 87.

 Guessing the boys ages at 12 and 8 would have the photo taken about 1918. No photo credit is given.

“The Break with Barr”, an article by Saskatchewan educator and text book author, Clive Tallant, which appeared in Saskatchewan History magazine in 1957.  No source citations are available, but I have not seen the original article in place. I have noted some errors apparent from my own research.] - click here for article