|Farris Barr was from down on Daniel's Run during the early
part of the 20th century. His big interest was photography
as he traveled up and down the lower tributaries of the
West Fork of the Little Kanawha, snapping pictures and
developing them onto postcards. We have a couple
hundred of his photos, most without names, donated by
retired mailman Oda Carpenter of Mt. Zion.|
Farris was the son of Floyd (1857-1919) and Frances
(1859-1937) Barr who are buried in the Barr Cemetery on
Sycamore. Farris, who was born in 1888, was married to
Willa Deems in 1922. He had at least two sisters, Cora and
Una, and a brother Pratt Barr.
It is highly unlikely these pictures will ever be identified,
but we present them to Herald readers to remember the
faces of the people who made early contributions to our
community - Jesse's Run, Sinking Springs, Daniel's Run,
Altizer, Adam, Rocksdale, Henry's Fork, Triplett, Egypt
Ridge, Barne's Run and Richardson.
(L to R) Levi Harris, Nancy Wilson Harris and Tava Harris (Wilson) age 9 years. Identified by Nancy Fae Wilson Geismar, granddaughter of Levi and Nancy Harris.