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BARR, Daniel H.
|Ebensburg Mountain Sentinel, 8 Apr 1852, Contributed by Lisa Baker|
On Wednesday evening, March 22, very suddenly, at his residence, in Blairsville, Indiana county, DANIEL H. BARR, Esq., aged about 60 years.
The deceased was father of James P. Barr, one of the proprietors of this paper.
His death was sudden and unexpected. After a day devoted to business, he came at evening to his dwelling, complaining of no unusual illness, called for and drank a glass of water, and died without a struggle. A disease of the heart was the cause of his death.
His sudden demise has left a widow and ten children without a parent and protector, and the majority of the latter were entirely dependent upon him.
In the last war with Great Britain, Mr. Barr served as a soldier, under General Pike; during 1840 he was Deputy U.S. Marshall for taking the census; he was for some time Postmaster at Blairsville, and more recently held the office of Collector of Tolls upon the State Works at Blairsville, which post has been left vacant by his death.
His lift throughout was an active and useful one, and his large circle of friends and acquaintances in this city and elsewhere, will deeply sympathize with his bereaved and stricken family at the announcement of his sudden and lamented death.--Pittsburgh Chronicles