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Page content last modified: April 8, 2009, added Rosa Junia's date of death, taken from the family Bible.
November 8, 2007, added a different photograph of Orrin Barbe.
July 23, 2007, added Rellie's calling card.

ROSA JUNIA BECKWITH
&
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BARB

L to R: Lois, Ben, Manny, Orrin, Rosa Junia, Rellie


Rosa Junia Beckwith
Dau. of: Norman Eddy Beckwith
Marinda Salome Hadley
b: May 4, 1854 Fountain Green, Hancock Co, IL m: Sep 2, 1872 Macomb, McDonough Co, IL
d: March 23, 1897
burial: Majorville Cemetery, Hancock Co, IL

From the collection of Mary Duedall

Marriage documents

The obituary of Rosa's father, Norman, says she died on Mar. 20, 1896, but her tombstone shows 1897.  We have not yet located an obituary.
 


Benjamin Franklin Barb
Son of: James Barb
Jemima Elizabeth Baker
b: Aug 13, 1850 Barbour Co, VA
m: Sep 2, 1872 Macomb, McDonough Co, IL
d: Mar 25, 1928, Keokuk, Lee Co, IA
burial: Majorville Cemetery, Hancock Co, IL

From the collection of Mary Duedall

Ben's obituary

Rosa & Ben's biography
 


Rosa Junia and Ben's Children

 

Manville Lawrence Barb
b: Feb 15, 1874 Hancock Co, IL
m: Jan 2, 1900 Macomb, McDonough Co, IL
d: Aug 2, 1929 Hancock Co, IL
burial: Mt. Auburn Cem., Colchester,
McDonough Co, IL

Spouse: Clara Lee Way
Dau. of: Charles Kimball Way
Mary Ellen Weir
b: July 15, 1879 McDonough Co, IL
m: Jan 2, 1900 Macomb, McDonough Co, IL
d: Mar 15, 1964 McDonough Co, IL
burial: Mt. Auburn Cem., Colchester,
McDonough Co, IL
 



 

Orrin Willis Barbe
b: Mar 4, 1876 Hancock Twp, Hancock Co, IL
m: Sep 24, 1902 Galesburg, Knox Co, IL
d: abt Nov 10, 1921 LaHarpe, Hancock Co, IL
burial: LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe, IL

Spouse: Myrtle Weiser Alton
Dau. of: Mancel D. Alton & Amelia A Weiser
b: Oct 23, 1881 Illinois
d: Feb 1963
burial: LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe,
Hancock Co, IL
 



 

Lois Dell Barbe
b: Nov 8, 1880 in Hancock Co, IL
d: Nov 3, 1928 in West Palm Beach,
Palm Beach Co, FL
burial: Woodlawn Cem., West Palm Beach,
Palm Beach Co, FL

Spouse 1: Damon George Matthews
Son of: Samuel T. & Benettia Matthews
b: Sep 1, 1878 McDonough Co, IL
m: Sep 24, 1902 Colchester, McDonough Co, IL divorced: 1912
d: Jan 9, 1927 Ottumwa, Wapello Co, IA
burial: Sunnyside Cemetery

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Spouse 2: James Innes
Son of:
b:
m: 1912 St. Louis, MO
divorced: bef 1923
d:
burial:

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Spouse 3: Paul Schroers
Son of:
b:
m: 1923/24 West Palm Beach,
Palm Beach Co, FL
d:
burial:
 


 

Lorellei Clare (Rellie) Barb
b: Dec 6, 1882 Hancock Co, IL
d: Jun 13, 1938 Monmouth, Warren Co, IL
burial: Macomb, McDonough Co, IL

Spouse 1: Charles A. Mesick
Son of:
b:
m: Nov 27, 1901
d:
burial:

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Spouse 2: Norman Anderson
Son of:
b:
m: Feb 5, 1938 Macomb, McDonough Co, IL
d:
burial:
 



 


Roscoe Winston Barb
b: Mar 27, 1892 Hancock Co, IL
m: June 1912
d: Nov 9, 1963 West Palm Beach,
Palm Beach Co, FL
burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield,
Sangamon Co, IL

Spouse: Lena May (nee Price) Sammons
Dau. of: Benjamin G. Price & Emma B. Laur
b: March 1878 Astoria, Fulton Co, IL
d: 1954
burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield,
Sangamon Co, IL

Lena was married first to Charles W. Sammons
 


Shared by Thelma Barbe Kinkeade

 

Glenn Calvin Barbe
b: Apr 3, 1890 Hancock Co, IL
d: Aug 1980 Keokuk, Lee Co, IA
burial: Oakland Cem., Keokuk, Lee Co, IA

Spouse 1: Sylvia Knox
Dau. of: Samuel Wasson Knox & Hannah Wood
b: Mar 16, 1890 Lee Co, IA
m: July 24, 1913 Keokuk, Lee Co, IL
d: Feb 15, 1970
burial: Oakland Cem., Keokuk, Lee Co, IA

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Spouse 2: Ruth Norma Rieger
(nee Hegeman)
Dau. of:
b: Nov 1, 1896
m: Mar 5, 1974
d: Feb 21, 1979
burial:
 

Shared by Ronn Kinkeade
Click here to view the original image

 

Infant Barb
b: 1897
d: 1897
burial: Majorville Cemetery, Hancock Co, IL
 

 

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