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Monday, January 12, 2009

Biography of Lockwood Barr, Author of Popular Book on the History of Pelham

In 1946, local historian Lockwood Barr published a popular book on the history of Pelham, New York. The title of the book is A Brief, But Most Complete & True Account of the Settlement of the Ancient Town of Pelham Westchester County, State of New York Known One Time Well & Favourably as the Lordshipp & Manour of Pelham Also The Story of the Three Modern Villages Called The Pelhams (The Dietz Press, Inc. 1946).

A brief biography covering the early years of Barr's life appeared in a "History of the Class of 1905 Yale College" published in 1908. That brief biography, followed by a citation to its source, appears immediately below.

Reporting for the Wall Street Journal, 44 Broad St., New York City. Residence, 275 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. (Vol. I, page 57.) Unmarried.

Lockwood Anderson Barr was born April 2, 1883, at Bowling Green, Ky., the son of Edward T. Barr., D.D.S., and of Mary (Anderson) Barr.
B.A., Centre College (Kentucky), 1903. B.A., 1905, entering in the fall of 1904.
'Managing Editor of Times-Journal, daily newspaper of Bowling Green, Kentucky, from August 1, 1905, to May 1, 1906. On locating party of engineering corps of Illinois Central Railroad in Indiana during summer of 1906, and later transferred to construction work on the Y. & M. Railroad in Mississippi. Resigned April 1, 1907, and came to New York with The Turner Construction Company in its engineering department. Accepted position July 1, 1907, with Dow, Jones & Company, 44 Broad Street, publishers of the Wall Street Journal, 'the Leading Financial Daily Publication in the World.' My work is a combination of statistical research, reporting, and making various charts and maps.'"

Source: Sargent, Murray, ed., History of the Class of 1905 Yale College, Vol. II, p. 95 (New Haven, CT: Yale University 1908).

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