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Barlow Hotel, Hope Arkansas
Barlow Hotel
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Ancestors and Descendants of Moses Harry Barlow

England, Pennsylvania and Arkansas
BARLOW HOTEL, Proprietors, Moses Harry Barlow and sons, John, Dick and Harry      Hempstead, Sevier, and Hot Springs Co Arkansas
 
1.
ROBERT BARLOW and ELIZABETH ABBOTT [maiden name from Laurie Barlow] immigrated from England to Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania in 1862, and are probably both deceased before 1900.
06 June 1870, Corry, Ward 2, Erie Co Pennsylvania, pg 230, #283/267:      Census Image
Robert Barlow, age 54, fruit and news dealer, he and both parents born in England,   Elizabeth Barlow, age 52, keeps house, she and both parents born in England, David Barlow, age 28, news dealer, born in England, Eli Barlow, age 16, news dealer, clerk in news dept, born in England, and George H. Barlow, age 10, born in England
07 June 1880, Corry, Dst 142, Erie Co Pennsylvania, pg 38, #317/317:        Census Image
Robert Barlow, age 64, retail dealer, he and both parents born in England, Elizabeth Barlow, wife, age 62, she and both parents born in England, Ely Barlow, son, oil broker, born in England, George Barlow, son, retail store, age 29, born in England
Robert and Eli went to England and returned to Castle Garden, New York, NY, on September 21, 1885 on the 'Britannic' [Castle Garden Records]
Known children of Robert and Elizabeth are:
2 i. MOSES HARRY BARLOW2, born September 1839 in England
ii.
DAVID BARLOW, born March 1841 in England, and probably died before the 1930 census.
He married GEORGIANA HOLLEY c1870.  She was born September 1846 in Pennsylvania, and died before 1910.   Her father was born in Spain, her mother in Pennsylvania.  They had no children.
In the 1920 census, David, age 78, was married to 33 year old MAUDE E. who was born in New York.    I did not locate either of them in a 1930 census.
1880 Erie Co Pennsylvania census     1900 Erie Co Pennsylvania census     1910 Erie Co Pennsylvania census   1920 Erie Co Pennsylvania census
David immigrated in 1865 [1900 census].  He arrived at Castle Garden, NY, from England on Sep 11 1865 on the "City of New York."
Warren Evening Democrat  [Pennsylvania]  August 26, 1898. "Mr. & Mrs. David Barlow of Colorado Springs, Co."  Article telling who all were in town to attend a Holley funeral.    [Sharon Moore]
3 iii. ELI BARLOW, born August 1853 in England
4 iv. GEORGE HENRY BARLOW, born September 1860 in England, and died in 1940 in Volusia Co Florida.
Barlow Brothers          Barlow Coat of Arms
Photo taken between 1898 - 1900, contributed by Laurie Barlow   /    Family Coat of Arms obtained by Virginia Barlow on a trip to Manchester, England.   Old family records were burned in a fire at the original church in Manchester, so details are not verifiable.
GENERATION 2
2.
MOSES HARRY BARLOW2, son of Robert and Elizabeth Barlow, was born 18 September 1839 in England, and died 15 March 1923 in Hempstead Co Arkansas, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [AR Death Records, Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]
He married 1) KATE, probably in Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania.    She probably died before 1876
He married 2) JANE 'JENNY' SULLIVAN on 18 March 1876 in Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania.  [1924 passport] The daughter of Arthur Sullivan and his wife Ellen, she was born 28 February 1858 in Congleton, England, [1900 census and 1924 passport] and died 28 October 1939 in Hempstead Co Arkansas, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [AR Death Record transcribed as Jimmie Sul Barlow, Sul for Sullivan, Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]
Information from Sharon Moore, descendant of Moses Barlow:  Moses and Jenny were both from Manchester, England although they did not meet until they were living in Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania.   After marrying and having several children, Mr. Barlow was in bad health and was advised by doctors to move to a more beneficial climate.  That is how and why they came to Hope, Arkansas. 
18 June 1870, Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania, pg 169, #14/13:              Census Image
Moses H. Barlow, news dealer, age 31, born in England, Kate Barlow, keeps house, age 26, born in England, Alice Barlow, age 1, born in Pennsylvania
07 June 1880, Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania, pg 37, #103/104:        Census Image
M.H. Barlow, head, age 40, news and variety store, he and both parents born in England, Jennie Barlow, wife, age 22, she and both parents born in England, Alice M. Barlow, daughter, age 11, born in Pennsylvania, Edna C. Barlow, daughter, age 9, born in Pennsylvania, Frank H. Barlow, son, age 8, born in Pennsylvania, Harry Barlow, son, age 2, born in Pennsylvania, and David Barlow, son, age 7 months, born December 1879 in Pennsylvania
01 June 1900, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas, pg 4a, #70/71:          Census Image
M. Harry Barlow, head, age 60, born September 1839, he and both parents born in England, Jennie Barlow, wife, age 42, born February 1858 in England, father born in Ireland, and mother born in England, [married 24 years, 8 children born, 7 living], John Barlow, son, age 20, born December 1879 in Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Barlow, daughter, born February 1882 in Pennsylvania, Arthur Barlow, son, age 17, born August 1884 in Pennsylvania, Eva Barlow, daughter, age 12, born October 1887 in Arkansas, Richard P. Barlow, age 6, born October 1894 in Arkansas, and Jessie Bell Barlow, daughter, age 3, born August 1896 in Arkansas.  Also enumerated are several boarders, as they own / operate a hotel
29 April 1910, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas, pg 18a, #365/279/207, hotel proprietor:    Census Image
Moses H. Barlow, head, age 70, he and both parents born in England, Jennie Barlow, wife, age 52, she and both parents born in England, Arthur Barlow, son, age 24, born in Pennsylvania, Eva Jane Barlow, daughter, age 22, born in Pennsylvania, Richard Barlow, son, age 16, born in Arkansas, and Jessie Bell Barlow, daughter, age 13, born in Arkansas
05 January 1920, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas, pg 1a, #315/4/5, hotel owner:    Census Image
M.H. Barlow, head, age 80, he and both parents born in England, Jennie Barlow, wife, age 62, born in England, father born in Irleand, mother born in England, Elizabeth Pritchard, widowed daughter, age 37, born in Pennsylvania, Virginia Pritchard, granddaughter, age 10, born in Arkansas, Alice Pritchard, granddaughter, age 8, born in Arkansas, and Harriet Pritchard, granddaughter, age 3 years, 7 months, born in Illinois [all Prichard children father born in Georgia], F.E. HOWSON, son-in-law, age 42, born in Texas, both parents born in U.S., Jessie Bell Harrison, daughter, age 23, born in Arkansas
Nevada News, March 22, 1923   [Nevada Co Arkansas]    Contributed by Jerry McKelvy     Copy of Original  
M.H. Barlow, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Hope, died  at the family resident on West Divis.  this morning at 10:30 o'clock, following an illness of several yas, aged __ years. 
The deceased was born in Manchester England, and came to the United States in 1861. He resided at Corry Pennsylvania, prior to coming to Hope, and had made his home here for the past thirty-eight years. He founded Hotel Barlow from which business he retired a few years ago, being succeeded b his son, J.D. Barlow, the present owner and manager.  His was a long and useful life, in which he was prominently identifed with the business, social and church affairs of this city and and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Barlow; four daughters, Dr. Alice Barlow Brown of Winnetka, Ill., Mr. J.L. Boyd of Port Author, Texas; Mrs. Richard L. Pritchard and Mrs. Frank Howson of Hope;  four sons, H.R. Barlow of Brownwood, Texas; John and Richard P. Barlow of Hope and Arthur W. Barlow, of Texarkana; __ grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and two brothers, Eli and George H. Barlow, of Corry Pennsylvania.
Mr. Barlow was senior warden of St. Mark's Episcopal church of this city, from which funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and will be conducted by Bishop James Winchester of the diocese of Arkansas, and Dr. J.H. Swann, rector of St Mark's.  Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
With the death of Mr. Barlow, this community suffers a distinct loss, and the _______   (the rest is missing)
Moses is deceased by 1924 at which time Jennie applied for a passport.  She states that she had been in the U.S. between 1865 and 1923, a resident of Hope Arkansas, and that she had become a citizen on October 06, 1870.     Copy of passport
02 April 1930, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas, pg 3b, #303/60/75:            Census Image
Jennie H. Barlow, head, widowed, age 72, born in England, father born in Ireland, mother born in England, Elizabeth R. Prichard, widowed daughter, age 48, born in Pennsylvania, Alice B. Prichard, granddaughter, age 19, born in Arkansas, and Harriet D. Prichard, age 13, born in Illinois
Children of Moses and Kate are:
i.
ALICE M. BARLOW3, born May 1869 in Pennsylvania, and died 18 November 1957.
She married JAMES ROBERT BROWN of Clark Co Arkansas. [Sharon Moore] In 1900, Chicago, Cook Co Illinois, Alice Brown, age 31, is shown to be married and has 1 child born, though they are not shown as living with her.  [Census Image] It is not known what became of James Brown.
Alice, and 2 year old son, Jimmie are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas, in the same plot where her brother, Frank is buried.
Photo from the Washington Post, contributed by Sharon Moore.      Photo from Winetka Historical Society
The following articles were contributed by Laurie Barlow and Sharon Moore.  While I found nothing like a biography or about her personal life.  A search for her in Google brings up several news articles
Barlow - Brown - Established by a bequest from the estate of Dr. Alice
Barlow - Brown of Corpus Christi, Texas. Preference is given to students from the state of Arkansas.
Sewanee: The University of the South    735 University Ave. Sewanee, TN 37383   931.598.100
Writeup from a historic page on the early American Red Cross documentation on wartime medical service, from a book written in 1933:
Over a thousand women physicians registered with the American Women's Hospitals during the first year, and in accordance with the provisions of a special agreement, a large number of these were certified to the Red Cross for service in France, Italy, Poland and the Balkan States.
The following cable regarding this matter was sent in March, 1918, by Henry P. Davison, American Red Cross:
Perkins, Harjes, Paris. 6880---2364,
Heartily favor accepting offer of American Women's Hospitals to organize personnel for hospitals or dispensaries to serve in any country under direction of American Red Cross. Dispensaries and hospitals to be known as American Women's Hospitals of American Red Cross, in charge women doctors, subject to general control and direction of Red Cross Commission. May be used for civil or military purposes under your direction. This plan meets with entire approval of Medical Advisory Board and War Council provided you recommend. Advise whether you approve and if so how many such dispensaries or hospitals you can use to advantage and size of each unit.
DAVISON.
Calls for service were received from different directions, but funds were lacking. Our leaders were physicians of the old school without experience in the business of getting money in a business way. While millions were being collected by other organizations in the year 1917, very little was received for this work. Finally, in 1918, a campaign committee was appointed under the chairmanship of Dr. Gertrude A. Walker, adequate funds were secured and the American Women's Hospitals began to function.
An atmosphere of hope and expectation pervaded the ship. None of us knew just what we were going to do, but we all entertained an inward and outward conviction that we had been appointed to live at this day and age for good and sufficient reasons which would be revealed in due time. Dr. Alice Barlow Brown, with a nurse and interpreter, had been sent over by the American Fund for French Wounded. They were assigned for duty in the Meurthe-et-Moselle, and I joined the medical staff of the Children's Bureau of the American Red Cross at Paris. My special job was to investigate and report on organizations applying for relief, and my duties took me into different parts of France, and offered unusual opportunities for making observations which were afterward embodied in a report to the Medical Women's National Association.
Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll   Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 2003

Of the many women who helped settle Winnetka, Dr. Alice Barlow-Brown exerted influence on many of our current institutions. Born in 1869, Dr. Barlow-Brown was a woman ahead of her time. Known primarily for founding the Winnetka Woman’s Club (WWC) in 1908, she was also the first female doctor in town. The site of the first formal meeting of the Winnetka Woman’s Club on January 23, 1908, was in her home at the corner of Ridge Avenue and Oak Street. Just east of the public library, this property today belongs to the Park District. Shortly, after founding the WWC, Dr. Barlow-Brown was elected President of the 10th district Federation of Woman’s Clubs which included 18 clubs and 2,500 women from Ravenswood to Waukegan.

The initial membership of the Winnetka Woman’s Club was 13, which consisted of 7 founders. With dues of $1.00 annually, the club helped establish a trash removal service and regular postal service for the Village. Dr. Barlow-Brown received a letter from the U.S. Postmaster dated March 14, 1911, about establishing this service. Another of the issues discussed and followed in the first year of the club’s existence was women’s suffrage.

Though active in the community, Dr. Brown continued to pursue her medical career. With the entry of the United States into World War I in April 1917, many female American doctors volunteered to join the military medical corps. But the military refused their help stating that women were legally excluded from the Army Medical Reserve Corp. As a result, the American Women’s Hospitals Service was established. Dr. Barlow-Brown became affiliated with it and traveled to France in 1917, working there with the support of the American Red Cross and her hometown of Winnetka. Dr. Barlow-Brown’s letters to friends were published in the Winnetka Talk. The letters discussed her care of the women and children in France and captured some of the images of war. One dated October 10, 1917, discusses her anticipation to start the dispensing of medicines and aid. Barlow-Brown had written her friends in Winnetka asking for financial aid to supply women and children with proper medical care.

With funds raised in Winnetka through the Dr. Alice Barlow-Brown Gift Shop, she was able to purchase a Ford Camionette for 6,250 francs for use as an ambulance. The vehicle was fitted with a collapsible cot, a mattress, and an emergency kit. Barlow-Brown had established the first dispensary circuit. She was known to rise early in the morning and drive her Camionette to the bombed-out villages providing medical care. In December 1919, nurses and aides from the Chicago district sailed from New York to Europe to serve in Serbia. Dr. Barlow-Brown met them and continued her mission of caring for the war refugees in her Camionette.

What Barlow-Brown did following her work in Serbia is unclear; however, she reappeared in China in 1923, volunteering for mission work which she continued for 20 years. She was first sent to Peking to study the Chinese language. While there, she was asked to be a physician at the Yenching Women’s College where she served until 1929. After a two-year furlough, she returned in 1931 to volunteer for the Yenching Craft Workers, an organization that served the poor in the villages surrounding the Yenching University. In 1934, Barlow-Brown established a maternity center. This center continued under Chinese missionaries, many of whom she trained. She remained in China and worked under the Japanese from 1937 until the outbreak of World War II. She was interned and returned to America upon her release.

Dr. Barlow-Brown returned to Winnetka to speak at the Winnetka Woman’s Club about her experience in China. She was well received by friends who were eager to see her after her travels. Dr. Alice Barlow-Brown began her good works in Winnetka and shared them around the world. She truly belongs in the hometown Hall of Fame!
ii.
EDNA CAMILLA BARLOW, born c1871 in Pennsylvania.   She married JAMES LAWRENCE BOYD   I was only able to locate them in a 1930 census in Corpus Christi, Nueces Co Texas, with daughter Helen C. Boyd, age 18.  Without other census records, I am unable to determine if Helen is Edna's daughter, or if she might be a step-daughter.           1930 Corpus Christi, Nueces Co Texas census
iii.
FRANK H. BARLOW, born c1872 in Pennsylvania, and died September 1910 in St Louis Missouri, burial in Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas.
The only census after the family left Pennsylvania that I found Frank in, was 1910, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas with brother John, he is shown as widowed. 
September 15, 1910     Contributed by Jerry McKelvy     Copy of Original
News of the sudden death of Frank Barlow, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Barlow, in St. Louis was received by telegraph Thursday, and the family now awaits the arrival of the remains. The heartfelt sympathy of all our people goes out to them in this sad affliction. - Star of Hope
Children of Moses and Jenny are:
iv.
HARRY R. BARLOW3, born 18 September 1878 in Pennsylvania, and died 01 March 1962, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]  I don't believe he married.
In 1910, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas, living with brother John   1920 Spur, Dickens Co Texas census.  In Arthur's 1926 obituary, Harry is shown as living in Dallas Texas but I did not locate him in a census   
v.
JOHN DAVID BARLOW, born 02 December 1879 in Pennsylvania, and died 07 October 1946 in Hempstead Co Arkansas, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [AR Death Records, Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]
He married MILDRED MCRAE/MCRAY c1917.   She was born 03 September 1888, and died 17  October 1933, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]   They had no children but she had children from a previous marriage. 
1910 Hope Hempstead Co Arkansas census   1920 Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas census    1930 Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas census
Nevada County Picayune, October 19, 1933         Copy of Obituary     Contributed by Jerry McKelvy
Mrs. J.D. Barlow Died at Hot Springs
Mrs. John Barlow of Hope, died at Hot Springs Tuesday morning at 11:30 o'clock after a few weeks illness. Mrs. Barlow was the daughter of the late Governor Thomas McRae and Mrs. McRae.   She was born in Prescott and spent most of her life here. She attended Prescott public schools, and Ward School at Nashville, Tenn.
She was married to John D. Barlow of Hope in 1908 and since that had made her home in that city, visiting relatives in Prescott frequently.  Mrs. Barlow was well known and loved both in Prescott and Hope. She leaves many friends who will be__ her passing.
Funeral services will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal church at ___ Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, John D. Barlow of Hope, her mother, Thos. C. McRae, Sr.; two brothers, Thos. C. McRae, Jr., and D.L. McRae; two sisters, Mrs. H.E. Bemis, and Mary Montgomery, all of Prescott.
Nevada County Picayune, October 10, 1946                 Copy of Original     Contributed by Jerry McKelvy
Hope, Oct. 7 -- John David Barlow, aged 66, owner and manager of the Barlow hotel, died of a heart attack at this home here late tonight.
He was born December 2, 1879, at Corry, Pa., the son of the late M.H. and Jennie Sullivan Barlow. His parents moved to Hope in 1884 and founded the Barlow hotel. Following his father's death, Mr. Barlow assumed management.
He was a director of Citizens National Bank of Hope and served on the board of state and national hotel associations. He was a lifte-time member of the Episcopal church.
He is survived by his wife; four sisters, Dr. Alice Barlow Brown of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Lawrence Boyd of Corpus Christi, Tex., Mrs. R.L. Pritchard, and Mrs. F. Howson of Hope, and two brothers, Harry Barlow of Hope and R.P. Barlow of Malvern.
Helen Williams McRae Barlow, born 17 December 1893, and died 19 May 1967 buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas.  Who is she?  Is she perhaps a widowed sister-in-law of Mildred, and did John marry her after Mildred's death?  This needs further research
Warranty Deed between J.P. & Carrie Jones and John D. Barlow  on 12 January 1928 Malvern, Hot Spring Co Arkansas      Page 1    Page 2
5 vi.
ELIZABETH R. 'MIMI' BARLOW, born 16 February 1882 in Pennsylvania, and died 16 July 1972, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]
6 vii.
ARTHUR W. BARLOW, born 12 August 1883 or 1884 in Pennsylvania, and died 29 January 1926 in Pulaski Co Arkansas, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [AR Death Records. obituary, Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]
viii.
EVA JANE BARLOW, born October 1887 in Pennsylvania or Arkansas, and died 13 March 1919 in Hempstead Co Arkansas, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [AR Death Records, Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]
ix.
RICHARD PHILLIP 'DICK' BARLOW, born 15 October 1893 or 1894 in Arkansas, and died 24 March 1957, in Nueces Co Texas, DC #15917, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]  
He married INEZ GRAVES c1918.  She was born 20 February 1894, and died 14 February 1975, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]    The had no living children.   Hempstead Co Cemetery Records shows:  Barlow Infants, born and died 11 December 1925, sons of Dick and Inez Barlow. burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas
Arthur Barlow's obituary of 1926 shows Richard to be living in Shreveport, Caddo Parish Louisiana.  The only census I could locate him in after he left home was the 1930 Malvern, Hot Spring Co Arkansas census
Warranty Deed transferring property from John D. and Mildred McRae Barlow to Richard P. and Inez G. Barlow, for property located in Malvern, Hot Spring Co Arkansas, this document being notarized in Hempstead Co Arkansas, February 1928:      Page 1       Page 2
7 x.
JESSIE BELL BARLOW, born 26 August 1896 in Arkansas, and died 15 May 1972, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]
      
Barlow Hotel 2
In 1928 the Commercial Hotel was purchased by John D. Barlow of Hope and operated under the management of Richard 'Dick' Barlow. Mr. Barlow remodeled the hotel into a first-class hostelry and named it Barlow Hotel. It contained, among other things, an elaborate banquet and ball room. For many years it was the scene of the town's social functions, dances, high school banquets & civic organizations' meetings. The majority of traveling salesmen travelled by train in those days, staying in the hotels and hiring a taxi to take them to their prospective customers.

There were two "jitney" operators on the corner of Main and First streets, Charles McKinney and Garland Gibbs, who made a fair living at from 5 to 20 cents per trip. It was not unusual in those days to see from 15-20 travelling salesmen sitting on the hotel veranda at sundown, reading newspapers, reclining in their comfortable chairs and smoking big cigars.

The Golden years of Railroad passengers service lasted about 100 years beginning in the 1870's and ending with the current Automobile and Aircraft Age. Fine Highway Motels have replaced the grand hotels of past years. All that is left of the old Barlow Hotel is a concrete slab, overgrown with vines and sprouts. If one cares to probe beneath this overgrowth, he can find the remains of a fine marble kitchen floor made of small checkerboard style squares of black and white marble; a nostalgic reminder of a glorious age that will never be again.

The Golden Years of The Missouri Pacific Depot at Malvern, Arkansas

"The Heritage" Hot Springs County, Arkansas Historical Society - Volume XII - 1985
 
3.
ELI BARLOW2, son of Robert and Elizabeth Abbott Barlow, was born August 1853 in England, and died 1926 in Florida [Note, the year of birth comes from his obituary, however, transcribed records on Ancestry.com shows his death as 1928 in Volusia Co Florida, Vol 37, certificate #6273]

He married MARION A. JONES c1883.     She was born October 1860 in New York.
Eli immigrated in 1867 [1900 census]
1890. November.    Eli is on the first Board of Directors of newly formed Citizens National Bank.  Bank starts with capital of $100,000.
Eli elected Mayor of Corry.
1891.  Feb. 12 issue of Olean Democrat. Olean, NY. " Editor Plumb has begun action against Mayor Eli Barlow of Corry, for assault and battery. the mayor took a very foolish course to explain certain irregularities of official conduct  charged by Mr. Plumb and will probably have to smart for it."
02 June 1900, Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania, pg 2a, #5/35/35:       Census Image
Eli Barlow, head, age 56, [shold be 46] born August 1853, he and both parents born in England, Marrion Barlow, wife, age 39, born October 1860 in New York, both parents born in England, [married 17 years, 1 child born, 1 living], Jessie Barlow, daughter, age 15, born February 1885 in Pennsylvania, Jessie Jones, mother-in-law, widowed, age 81, born May 1819 in England, both parents born in England [she had birthed 10 children, 3 living]
Passenger List, The Noordam from NARA Film T715 Roll 396, 1903 Ship Project by Dennis Baer:  Departing from Boulogne and Rotterdam to New York September 22, 1903:  Among the passengers:  Mr. Alfred H. Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Barlow, and Miss Jessie Barlow
18 April 1910, Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania, pg 3a, #220/58/65:     Census Image
Eli Barlow, head, age 57, he and both parents born in England, Marion A. Barlow, wife, age 49, born in New York, father born in England, mother born in Scotland, [married 27 years, 1 child born, 1 living], Esther M. Dhal, servant, age 22, she and both parents born in Sweden
21 January 1920, Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania, pg 12b, #220/345/368:   Census Image
Eli Barlow, age 58, he and both parents born in England, immigrated 1872, naturalized 1906, Marion A. Barlow, wife, age 58, born in New York, father born in Wales, mother born in Scotland
1926.   April 21st issue of Warren Tribune.    "FORMER MAYOR DIES"
Word reached Corry Friday of death at Daytona Beach, Florida of Eli Barlow, Corry man, and well known in this section. Mr. and Mrs. Barlow left Corry last fall to spend the winter in Florida. He was a former mayor of Corry, being elected to the municipal position in 1890.
Child of Eli and Marion is:
i. JESSE BARLOW3, born February 1885 in Pennsylvania. 
Laurie Barlow writes:  Jessie, married a Mr. Orcutt and had a child, George Orcutt.  Then her second marriage was to Frank N. Ames, and they had a son, Eli.
I knew Eli Ames pretty well, his wife Bernice was a published poet. She died in 1976, and he has since remarried and moved to Hawaii.  Eli and Bernice had 4 children: Roger, Lauren, Murray and Carolyn.


4.
GEORGE HENRY BARLOW3, son of Robert and Elizabeth Barlow, was born September 1860 in England, and died 1940 in Volusia Co Florida.

He married MARGARET JANE MORROW in 1882.  She was born March 1860 in Canada.   [maiden name from Alfred's death record]
George immigrated in 1868 [1900 census]
A banker, he was also treasurer of Barlow Hardware, Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania
1892.   Feb. 11th issue of Olean Democrat.   Olean, NY.
Editor W.C. Plumb of  the CORRY FLYER & HERALD has been sued for criminal libel by George H. Barlow,  a brother of ex-mayor Barlow of that city who sometime since was arrested and convicted for assaulting the editor. Mr. Barlow charges that Plumb published an article accusing him of criminal acts, but the latter says he remembers nothing more serious than trying to collect a billl for advertising that was a year old.
02 June 1900, Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania, pg 2b, #41/54/68:    Census Image
Geo. H. Barlow, head, age 39, born September 1860, he and both parents born in England, Margaret J. Barlow, wife, age 40, born March 1860, she and both parents born in Canada, [married 18 years, 3 children born, 3 living], Alfred H. Barlow, son, age 16, born August 1883 in Pennsylvania, Robert Barlow, son, age 14, born June 1885 in Pennsylvania, and Eli Barlow, son, age 8, born August 1891 in Pennsylvania
20 April 1910, Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania, pg 4b, #62/75/76:   Census Image
George H. Barlow, head, age 49, he and both parents born in England, Margaret J. Barlow, wife, age 49, she and both parents born in Canada, Robert Barlow, son, age 24, born in Pennsylvania, Eli Barlow, son, age 18, born in Pennsylvania.
1911. Feb. 4.   George H. Barlow was cashier of Citizens Nat'l Bank.  A failing  company had been taken over by the bank and was being reorganized and managed  by the bank ... especially by Geo. H.   The announcement was made that the company 's future looked rosy and offered a well made and stable product ..... The product was corset stays!
21 January 1920, Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania, pg 12b, #220 1/2/345/369:      Census Image
George H. Barlow, age 58, he and both parents born in England, immigrated 1872, naturalized 1906, Margaret Jane Barlow, wife, age 58, born in Canada, father born in Canada, and mother born in Ireland
08 April 1930, Daytona Beach, Volusia Co Florida, pg 3b, #338/65/70:    Census Image
George H. Barlow, head, age 68, he and both parents born in England, wife, Margaret Barlow, age 68, she and both parents born in Canada


George and Margaret
G.H. BARLOW   HEART ATTACK CLAIMS LIFE AT DAYTONA BEACH                                                                       Copy of original article
Well known Former Corry Resident Passed Away Friday - Long Prominent In Corry's Business Life
George H. Barlow, prominently _____________ financial circles of the community, died at his home at Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday morning. Word of the passing of the well known former Corry resident was received here by Mrs. Frank N. Ames, a niece, of West Smith street.
Mr. Barlow succumbed to a heart attack, his passing coming quite suddenly and as a shock to his family. Although he had been in ill health for some time, his condition was not considered serious, and his death was unexpected. Many friends and acquaintances in this city were shocked to learn of his demise.
Born in Manchester, England, in 1860, Mr. Barlow came to this country with his parents when a child. The family located in Corry in the sixties and long was actively identified with the business life of Corry. An indefatigable worker, thrifty and shrewd in his business operations, Mr. Barlow prospered and became one of the city's most successful and leading business men.
Mr. Barlow was interested in the oil industry as a young man and is credited with receiving his start in the business world through these operations. He also engaged in the lumbering business, being associated with the Blue Jay Lumber Company for several years. He later confined himself largely to various local enterprises which he developed very successfully. The deceased was active for years in the Barlow Hardware Company, the NuBone Corset Company and the Citizens National Bank, all of which flourished under his astute direction. He was the former owner of the Barlow block at Main and Center streets which still bears his name.
Mr. Barlow left Corry about ten years ago, locating in California, which he spent his winters at Daytona Beach. He made his last trip to Corry about three years ago, although he never lost contact with his home community and continued a generous contributor to various welfare and charitable campaigns, as well as to other projects in behalf of the city.
The deceased is survived by his wife, and three sons, Alfred H., Robert, and Eli Barlow, all of California. Funeral arrangements will be completed following the arrival at Daytona Beach of Alfred Barlow, who is flying there from California.
Children of George and Margaret are:
8 i.
ALFRED HENRY BARLOW3, born 31 August 1883 in Pennsylvania, and died 30 March 1963 in Los Angeles Co California [CA Death Records]  There are conflicts with his birth and death dates
9 ii. ROBERT BARLOW, born June 1885 in Pennsylvania
iii.
ELI BARLOW, born 12 August 1891 in Pennsylvania, and died 16 February 1970 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co California [CA Death Records]
He married 1) LEOTA MARCELLA MALLRING.  She was born 09 September 1891 in South Dakota and died 03 June 1958 in Los Angeles Co California, her mothers maiden name Roberts.  [CA Death Records]    They had no children by the 1930 census, so it is doubtful they had children.
He married 2) DIANE
1920 Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania census                  1930 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co California census
Laurie Barlow writes:  Uncle Eli was a character.   His first marriage, to Leota, did not last.   He married Diane and they had a great old time.  He was a founder and Senior Vice President of the Garrett Corporation, and was a member of historic aviation groups and flew a Thunderbird Aircraft (borrowed, natch). Member of Early Birds, Quiet Birdmen, OX5 Cllub of America, Silver Wing Club.
Barlow Hardware Store, Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania
Barlow Hardware Wholesale and Retail was established in 1888 as Barlow, Brigham and Follett Company. It was later incorporated as Barlow Hardware Company. The store itself, was built in 1891 and was located at 40-42 North Center Street. It contained more than 50,000 square feet and in addition to in-store sales, the store operated a rather large mail order business. Barlow Hardware employed more than 30 people, including men who worked exclusively at plumbing, tinning and steam / hot water heating work. The company also had a rather large buggy and carriage business. The company published an annual catalog and carried a complete line of tools, building material, stoves, ice boxes, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, and just about any other household item one could want. Shoppers could even buy a year's supply of heating coal from the store. With everything that the store sold, its name was kind of misleading. The store even had a music department where you could buy phonographs, records, sheet music and such. You could even buy a 10 quart ice cream freezer with a cedar tub for $5.90!

Barlow Hardware went out of business in between 1926 and 1927. The building then became the home of Montgomery Ward and later served as the administrative offices of Corry-Jamestown until around 1962. After being vacant for a few years, it served as the location for Richard's Clothing Store and is currently the home of Meerhoff's Furniture Store.

All photographs and documents contributed by John F. Barlow
Letterhead from Barlow Hardware
Corry Hardware
Corry Hardware


GENERATION 3
5.
ELIZABETH R. 'MIMI' BARLOW3, daughter of Moses Harry Barlow and Jane 'Jenny' Sullivan, was born 16 February 1882 in Pennsylvania, and died 16 July 1972, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]

She married RICHARD PRITCHARD.    He apparently died before 1920  [I'm curious to know if he may have been a casualty of WWI, but could not locate him in a WWI draft registration with certainty knowing nothing more than his name, and possible birth place of Georgia]
29 April 1910, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas, pg 18a, #280/208:      Census Image
Richard Pritchard, head, age 25, he and both parents born in Georgia, Elizabeth Pritchard, wife, age 23, born in Pennsylvania, both parents born in England, Elizabeth Pritchard, daughter, age 2, born in Louisiana, and Virginia Pritchard, daughter, age 1, born in Arkansas
1920 and 1930, Elizabeth is widowed and living in her parents home, see above
Children of Elizabeth and Richard are:
i. ELIZABETH PRITCHARD3, born c1908 in Louisiana
ii. VIRGINIA PRITCHARD, born c1909-1910 in Arkansas.    She married THOMAS CARTER.  They made their home in Monroe, Ouachita Parish Louisiana
iii. ALICE B. PRITCHARD, born c1912 in Arkansas.  She married an attorney, ALBERT O. GRAVES, JR., a nephew of Inez Graves, wife of Richard P. Barlow
iv. HARRIET ANNE 'HAPPY' PRITCHARD, born c1917-1918 in Illinois.  She married a FIELDS
 
6.
ARTHUR W. BARLOW3, born 12 August 1883 or 1884 in Pennsylvania, and died 29 January 1926 in Pulaski Co Arkansas, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [AR Death Records. obituary, Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]

He married PAULINE SLOAN BOARMAN on 10 January 1914 in Bowie Co Texas. [Texas Marriage Records]
I was unable to locate him in a 1920 census
The funeral of Arthur W. Barlow, son of Mrs. M.H. Barlow, of this city was held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church this morning at 10 o'clock, services being conducted by Bishop James R. Winchester, of Little Rock, following which interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Deceased was 42 years of age, and resided in Little Rock, being a member of the firm of Hollis & Co., and their traveling representative. He died in Trinity hospital in Little Rock yesterday morning as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Dermott on Thursday after-noon.
He is survived by his wife and little daughter, Mary Lee; his mother, Mrs. M.H. Barlow; three brothers, J.D. Barlow of Hope, H.R. Barlow, of Dallas, Texas and R.P. Barlow, of Shreveport; and four sisters, Mrs. R.L. Pritchard, of Hope, Mrs. F.E. Howson of Ashdown, Mrs. J.L. Boyd of Beaumont, Texas and Dr. Alice Barlow Brown, of Peking, China.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church, and of Hope Lodge No. 1109, B.P.O.Elks.
He was highly esteemed by all who knew him and the family has the sympathy of a host [of] friends in their bereavement.
Child of Arthur and Pauline is:
i. MARY LEE BARLOW4
 
7.
JESSIE BELL BARLOW3, daughter of Moses Harry Barlow and Jane 'Jenny' Sullivan, was born 26 August 1896 in Arkansas, and died 15 May 1972, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]

She married FRANK E. HOWSON.  He was born 14 January 1878, and died 20 May 1864, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hope, Hempstead Co Arkansas [Hempstead Co Cemetery Records]
In 1920, Jesse and F.E. are living in her parents home, see above, no children had been born at that time.
09-10 April 1930, Ashdown, Little River, Arkansas, pg 12b, #265/307:   Census Image
F.E. Housen, head, age 52, born in Texas, both parents born in Canada, Jessie Housen, wife, age 30, born in Arkansas, both parents born in England, and Frank E. Housen, Jr., age 8, born in Arkansas
In an article written by the Sevier Co Arkansas Genealogy Society in 1985, referencing the Barlow Hotel, owned by Jessie's parents, and siblings, one item reads:  "Family names believed to be connected with the Barlow Hotel  Houser - Frank Towson"  Both names are mispelled however, it should read Howson     Copy of article
Child of Jesse and Frank is:
i. FRANK E. HOWSON, JR.4, born c1922 in Arkansas
 
8.
ALFRED HENRY BARLOW3, son of George H. Barlow and Margaret Jane Morrow, was born 31 August 1883 [CA Death Record] or 20 August 1883 [family record] in Pennsylvania, and died 30 March 1963 in Los Angeles Co California [CA Death Records] or August 1971 in 1971 in Port Chester, Westchester Co New York [family records]

He married BLANCHE PLAYFORD c1907.   She was born 04 June 1884 in Pennsylvania, and died 30 August 1969 in Los Angeles Co California [CA Death Records]
Laurie Barlow writes:  Uncle Alf has a huge history down in La Jolla where he owned a lot of property, as well as the "extended family" vacation home in Rancho Santa Fe that is now the historic Osuna Adobe in Rancho Santa Fe.  They went through a real bad spot when Alf lost most of his La Jolla holdings in the 1930's, I believe, but he always retained his historic reputation as a local VIP, particularly with the historic society down there; I had my Aunt Mig (his niece) give them an oral history. There's chapters in historic books about him.
Laurie Barlow sends records with respect to the Osuna Adobe #1, owned by Uncle Alf.    Some of it's family photos, and some from the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society.   On Dec. 13, 2001, I took Aunt Mig (Margaret Jane) down with her husband Pres to the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, where we talked with the researcher, Fran Foley, and Mig gave an oral history about the adobe, its restoration and the family's use of it for vacations. We then went out and visited the property with the stable owners' permission; Mig was a little sad that it had been carved up that way. Apparently the Historical Society has purchased the property since from the previous owners.     http://ranchosantafehistoricalsociety.org/history_landmark.html
They have a lot of history and photos of it, as well as a book they publish and sell, "Rancho Santa Fe, A California Village". The  historical society says they have records of its sale, but I'm not sure if that went back to the bank, too.
It was the last remaining piece of real estate that Alf had after losing most of La Jolla during the Depression (cash flow, obviously). He had restored it from its original state of almost complete disintegration (photo included).
There's also a little info on this realtor's website     http://www.kcrosby.com/rsfhistory.html
Rancho Santa Fe, Osuna           Family Photo 1        Family Photo 2       History 1       History 2        History 3        Present 1       Present 2       Present 3
22 April 1910, Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania, pg 7b, #63/175/195:          Census Image
Alfred Barlow, head, age 26, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, mother born in Canada, Blanch Barlow, wife, age 25, born in Pennsylvania, both parents born in Ohio, married 3 years, 1 child born, 1 living, and Bettina Barlow, daughter, age 6 months, born in Pennsylvania   [They are living in the same home with John and Dolly Weiner]
09 January 1920, Los Angeles, Los Angeles California, pg 5b, #219/113/113:      Census Image pg 1         Census Image, pg 2
Alfred Barlow, head, age 36, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, mother born in Canada, Blanch P. Barlow, wife, age 35, born in Pennsylvania, father born in New York, mother born in Pennsylvania, John P. Barlow, son, age 5, born in Pennsylvania, and Mary E. Barlow, daughter, age 1 year, 10 months, born in Pennsylvania
05 April 1930, San Diego, San Diego Co California, pg 5b, #1400/175/182:    Census Image
Alfred H. Barlow, head, age 45, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, mother born in Canada, Blanche P. Barlow, wife, age 44, born in Pennsylvania, father born in New York, mother born in Pennsylvania, John P. Barlow, son, age 15, born in Pennsylvania, Mary E. Barlow, daughter, age 12, born in Pennsylvania, and William P. Barlow, age 5, born in California
Children of Alfred and Blanche are:
i. BETTINA 'BETTY' BARLOW4, born c1909 in Pennsylvania, and apparently died before the 1920 census
ii. JOHN P. BARLOW, born c1915 in Pennsylvania
iii. MARY E. BARLOW, born c1918 in Pennsylvania
Laurie Barlow writes:  She married Bill Mayne, they had four children: Michael, Charte and Sharon. Charte lived in the San Gabriel area, we visited occasionally, and she lived near one of the Bourne estates (wealthy family of local infamy).    That crowd ran together, had business dealings.
iv.
WILLIAM PLAYFORD BARLOW, born 17 October 1924 in Los Angeles Co California, and died 14 September 1976 in San Diego, San Diego Co California [CA Birth and Death Index
Laurie Barlow writes:  Uncle Bill married Torchy.  He had a big house in Carlsbad on the ocean that his daughter Susan Loyd lives in now (she has 3 children).  His son Billy died way back in about 1968.    Bill & Torchy loved to play bridge over cigarettes and cocktails with my parents.
 
9.
ROBERT BARLOW3, son of George H. Barlow and Margaret Jane Morrow, was born June 1885 in Pennsylvania

He married VIRGINIA MAGDALENE ADAMS.  She was born 25 March 1889 in Pennsylvania, and died 16 August 1980 in Orange Co California, mother's surname Stiles [CA Death Records, CA Birth Record of George, confirmed her maiden name as Adams]
16 January 1930, Corry, Erie Co Pennsylvania, pg 19b, #318/400/479:     Census Image
Robert Barlow, head, age 35, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, mother born in Canada, Virginia Barlow, wife, age 32, born in Pennsylvania, both parents born in New York, Robert Barlow, Jr., son, age 6, born in Pennsylvania, Joan Barlow, daughter, age 4 years, 5 months, born in Pennsylvania, and Margaret J. Barlow, daughter, age 2 years and 2 months, born in Pennsylvania
09 April 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co California, pg 8a, #349/654/154:       Census Image
Robert Barlow, head, age 44, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, mother born in Canada, Virginia Barlow, wife, age 41, she and both parents born in Pennsylvania, Robert A. Barlow, son, age 16, born in Virginia, Joan S. Barlow, daughter, age 15, born in Pennsylvania, Margaret Jane Barlow, daughter, age 14, born in Pennsylvania, George R. Barlow, son, age 9, born in California, and Mattie Gordon, servant, age 52, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, and mother born in Indiana
Children of Robert and Virginia are:
i. ROBERT ADAMS 'BOB' BARLOW4, born 17 June 1913 in Pennsylvania, and died 22 December 1994 in Los Angeles Co California [CA Death Records]
He married RUTH HILDEBRAND. She was born 1927, and died 1983.     Two children: Gary and Laurie
Laurie Barlow writes:  My father, Robert Adams Barlow, worked in Hollywood during its heyday of  the 1930's and '40's, dated starlets, including Lana Turner. He was in some of the movies at Paramount Studios as an extra, and worked in the darkroom producing the studio pictures that were issed with the autographs. Friends with Robert Taylor, Dick Simmons (Sargeant Preston fame), etc. He was part of a tank division in WWII that liberated Dachau, came back from the war and later met my mother on a cruise to Europe with their respective families.   Became a stockbroker with what is now Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
ii. JOANNE S. 'JOSIE' BARLOW, born c1915 in Pennsylvania.    She married DON REED.  They had 2 children
Photos of Josie and Mig with their spouses, and brother, Bob
iii. MARGARET JANE 'MIG' BARLOW, born c1916 in Pennsylvania.  She married PRESTON RUBY.  They had 3 sons
iv. VIRGINIA BARLOW, born 1918, and died 1919, flu pandemic
v.
GEORGE R. BARLOW, born 16 July 1920 in Los Angeles Co California  [CA Birth Records], and died 08 July 2006 in Venice, Sarasota Co Florida
George married  twice, his second marriage produced 4 children.  His first marriage resulted in John Barlow who lives in England as a theatre producer and writer.
The Venice Gondolier Sun, July 12, 2006
George
R. Barlow of Venice died Saturday, July 8, 2006.   He was 85.   He was born July 16, 1920, in Los Angeles, and moved to Venice 11 years ago from New York, N.Y. He retired in 1985 as an advertising writer for BBDO. He was a U. S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa; five children; two sisters Joan and Margaret; and 11 grandchildren.


Services: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 14, at Farley Funeral Home.    Visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com to sign a guest register book and extend condolences to the family.


Contributions: Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 410 W. 12th St., Bradenton, 34205.
 
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