Barber, Leman A. & Dora Emmaline

Updated: 23 May 2017
Created:  02 Mar 2010

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!!! 05-02-2017 I did not find an obit for Leman A. Barber [possible dod  02 Aug 1934 on the Oklahoman Digital Archives (newspaper)


Undated Newspaper Clipping abt 1934
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

L. A. Barber, Pioneer Oklahoman, Dies at Hospital Wednesday

Leman A. Barber, pioneer Oklahoma farmer, passed away Wednesday at the Polyclinic hospital at Oklahoma City, at the age of 76 years. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday from the First Methodist Church of this city, Rev. John Callan and Rev. J. A. McLaughlin officiating. Baggerley Funeral directors will have charge of the arrangements. Burial is to be at Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Barber was born in Peoria, Ill., June 13, 1858. He was united in marriage to Dora E. Langford at Eldoria, Iowa, February 22, 1893. To this union twelve children were born, ten of whom survive.

In 1900 Mr. Barber brought his family to Oklahoma, settling on a farm 10 miles southwest of Edmond where they lived until eight years ago when they moved to Edmond.

He joined the Methodist church early in life and proved to be a loyal and faithful member. Mr. Barber was a man loved by all who knew him, and made friends wherever he went. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. L. A. Barber; two brother, Elmer and Frank of Edmond; six sons, Henry of Yukon, Harry, Charles, Howard, Herbert and Walter, all of Edmond, four daughters, Mrs. A. C. Gullett of Edmond, Mrs. Wesley Newman of Duncan, Mrs. Clarence Boling and Rubye of Edmond, and 24 grandchildren.

Source: OKBits Message Board [Dec 2001]  also see


Oklahoman Archives 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
October 22, 1959 | Page: 15


EDMOND—Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Methodist Church for Mrs. Dora Emmaline Barber, 88, who died Wednesday in her home.

Burial will be in Gracelawn Cemetery. Born in Michigan, she came to Oklahoma in 1900, settling west of Edmond and moving into Edmond in 1926. She was a member of the First Melodist Church.

Survivors include six sons, Henry, Herbert and Howard, all of Edmond, Harry of Big Cabin, Charlie, of Britton, Walter, of 1421 SW 13; four daughters, Mrs. Nellie Gilbert, of Gentry, Ark , Mrs. Pearl Newman of Duncan, Mrs. Ruth Boling of Adair, Mrs. Ruby McDaniel of Edmond, one brother and one sister, 37 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.


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