George W. Barrett, Jr., Julia A. Barrett, 9 North 48 West

In 1880 Jasper County, Missouri, George Barrett is farming 29, with Julia 30, Queen Ann E. Bell Barrett 7, Lillie Jane Fisher Barrett 5, and John Wm. S. Barrett 3. George Washington Barrett is four months old.
In 1900 McDonald County, Missouri, George W. Barrett born January 1880 is farming, living alone. (On the same census page are two Francisco families - George 65 and Rufus 56.

George and Maggie Barrett are in Jasper County, Missouri in 1910, married eight years, with Dora L. 23 months, Colorado, and Lora L. one month. George is a shoveler in a lead-zinc mine.
The parents George and Julia are farming in 1910 Ozark County, Missouri 58. Grandson Veril Francisco, 17, is with them> In 1920 Jasper County, Julia is 70, widowed, living with John W. 43 and Christine 41, who have a grocery store.
In 1900 Jasper County, Missouri, George W. Barrett is a zinc miner, born July 1850, married 32 years to Julia A. Feb 1849, both born in Kentucky. George born Jan 1880, Emanuel Sept 1881, and Julia Jan 1888 were born in Missouri.
Lora L. Barrett 1910-1912 is buried in Haxtun # 58761242.
So is Chauncy Barrett 1916-1917 # 58320268.

George proved up a quarter in 30, 9N 48W in 1908.

Julia cash-claimed 40 acres in 18, 9N 48W in 1918.
In 1917, Julia owned that 40 acres, and G.W. Jr. had 80 acres just south of her. G.W. Barrett owned a quarter in section 7, a half-mile north.

George W. Barrett registered for WWI with an address of Fleming, farming, born Jan 18, 1878, nearest relative Mary N. Barrett of Fleming.

In 1920 Larimer County, George is 38, Mary 37, Dora R. 11, Lester R. 7, Kenneth 6, George H. 2, Ida May 5, and James E. 1.

March 1931 Westville, Oklahoma "C. W. BARRETT AND MARY M. BARRETT, HUSBAND AND WIFE: You are hereby notified that the Peoples Bank of Westville. Oklahoma, has filed in the District Court of Adair County, Okiahoma, its petition praying for judgement in the sum of Eleven Thousand One Hundred (11100.00) Dollara. ...interest on at the rate of ten per ... from the 6th, day of ... 1931, and an attorney's fee in the amount of $120.00, and for the further judgement of foreclosing mortgage on the following described Real Estate section 24, all in Township 18 Range 24 East, containing in all ...acres, more or less, in Adair County, Oklahoma. You are further notified that if you fail, neglect or refuse to answer said petition on or before the 18th, day of April 1931, that said petition will be taken and judgement rendered in said sum of (11100.00 and interest at the rate of ten per cent per annum from the 6th day of April, 1929, and attorney fee in the sum of $l20.00 and judgement of foreclosure on the above described real estate.
Signed this the 6th day of March, 1931."

In 1930 Weld County, Colorado, George W., 51, married at age 22 to Mary M. 47, both born in Missouri, have James E. 12, Kenneth 18, Ida M. 15, George H. 13 (These four born in Colorado) and Stanley L.7 Oklahoma.
George is a ranch foreman in Larimer County in 1940, with Stanley 17, George 23 (Married to Pearly May 26 and their newborn Thomas Clyde), James 21 and his wife Opal 17.

Mary M. Barrett 1882-1967 is buried in Greeley - block M, Lot 23, Space 12, # 65214951.
George W. 1880-1950 is in block M, Lot 23, Space 14.
July 31, 1950 "George W. Barrett, 70, died at his home early Monday morning. He resided on East Sixteenth street. Barrett was a retired farmer. He had been ill two and a half years. Born Jan. 17, 1880 at Cartervllle Mo., he homesteaded at Haxtun in 1902. Mr. Barrett had lived around Greeley since 192?. He was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary M. Barrett, and the following children, Kenneth, James, Stanley and Dora Van Beber, all of Greeley; George and Mrs. Ida Williams, both of Denver. Also surviving are a brother, J E. Barrett of Carterville, Mo., sister, Mrs. Julia Wallace of Denver; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from Macys drawing room, with internent at Linn Grove."

Ida M. Barrett married Clyde A. Williams in Golden, Colorado July 13, 1938.
Clyde had been in Englewood, Colorado in 1930, an auditor for the phone company, married to Sadye, both 37, and Thomas E., 14.
Clyde and Sadye divorced in Arapahoe County in 1934. (Thomas E. Williams 1915-1992 is buried in Fort Logan.)

Ida - a cashier for a shoe store - and Clyde - an accountant for the telephone company - are in Denver in 1940
In 1947 Denver Clyde A. (Ida) an engineer for trhe phone company, live at 215 E. 19th , an apartment.
Mr. and Mrs. James Van Beber of Greeley will be honored at a 55th wedding anniversary family dinner at the Red Steer Restaurant Sunday.
Hosts will be their six sons and daughters and their spouses, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Van Beber of Estes Park, Mr. and Mrs. John (Dorothy) Pfleiderer, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Van Beber of Lawton, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Beber of Eaton, Mr. and Mrs. James (Darleen) Arnold and Mr. and Mrs. Tom (Judy) Griffin of Milliken. Also hosting the event are their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ed Van Beber, and their son-in-law, Jim Nelson. There are 20 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Dora Barrett and James Van Beber were married at Westville, Okla., Oct. 21, 1924. They came to Colorado in 1930, and farmed east of Greeley. Van Beber also worked for the City of Greeley before his retirement in 1963.
The Greeley Tribune -- Greeley, Weld County, Colorado -- October 18, 1979 -- Thursday.
Dora Elvira (Barrett) Van Beber 1908-1994 is buried in Platteville, Colorado # 33501596.

Kenneth 1913-1980 is buried in Greeley, # 65214954, with Thelma India (West) Barrett 1920-2007.

Thelma India Barrett was born in Blairsville, Ga., to Alfred Marion and Sarah Jane (Nix) West. She married Kenneth Barrett in Greeley. He died in 1980.

Mrs. Barrett lived in Greeley for most of her life and was a homemaker. A woman of strong faith and belief in prayer, she was a Christian and grew up in the Baptist faith. She loved gardening and raised beautiful flowers. She quilted, enjoyed embroidery, cooking and baking and raised dogs, cats and chickens. She loved the farm and ranch life. Most of all, she loved her family and cherished time with them.

Mrs. Barrett died Wednesday at Bonell Good Samaritan Community, Greeley.

Survivors: Two daughters, Shirley Dillon of Kersey and Barbara Barrett of Greeley; two sons, John Barrett of Greeley and Ronnie Barrett and wife Carol of Sterling; two sisters, Idella Straight of Greeley and Valdosta Strickland of Branson, Mo.; two brothers, Bonell West of Oregon and Ray West of Galeton; two grandchildren, Vicky Monroe and husband Elbert of Abilene, Texas, and John Dillon and wife Julie of Gill; five great-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Her husband, a son Jerry Barrett, an infant son Kenneth Barrett Jr., a son-in-law William Dillon, her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

1938 Greeley "Many a man has been on the same spot James Barrett was when he rode as a passenger in. the car driven by Everett Scheller when it knocked down five people on Eighth avenue the week end. Seheller ran away from the accident. Barrett, fearing some of the five victims had been killed, leaped from the moving car at considerable risk, and hastened to the Greeley police station. Barrett obeyed the precept - report the accident. Only good fortune and not Scheller's driving prevented the accident being as serious as Barrett and, undoubtedly Seheller, thought it was. Barrett escaped being an accessory by his quick action. The positive clue he furnished probably prevented the escape of the hit-and-run driver who pleaded guilty to reckless driving and received six months in jail. Law -abiding people should congratulate Barrett upon his splendid work."

Greeley, Colorado December 1953 " Barrett Found Guilty on Lesser of Two Counts
Jury which reported to District Judge Donald Carpenter found James Barrett, 34, of Evans guilty of assault with deadly weapon and acquitted him on the charge of assault with Intent to murder Donald Snodgrass of Denver. Assault with deadly weapon is now a felony punishable with a prison term of from one to five years. Barrett was granted the customary 10 days to ask tor a new trial. Jury started deliberating on the case at 2:40 p.m. Thursday.
Witnesses for the two sides told directly opposite stories about the incident at Ed's place at Rosedale July 4, and attorneys for the prosecution and defense accused the witnesses for the other side of deliberately lying. Attorneys remarked that seldom were stories so far apart.
Final witnesses for the prosecution Wednesday had been Dr. Walter L. Boyd, who treated Snodgrass; Don Smith, a friend of Snodgrass, who said Barrett attacked Snodgrass while Smith was outside; Harvey Shorva, the tavern operator, who said that there had been no disturbance inside the place that afternoon; and K. C. Lyons, who was in the Snodgrass group part of the afternoon. Snodgrass suffered a fractured skull and four cuts, one over his right ear, one above and one below his left ear, and one on the back of his head.
The prosecution charged that he suffered the fractured skull when Barrett hit him wilh a beer bottle, and then suffered the cuts when Barrett slashed at the unconscious man with the broken beer bottle. Barrett and Ceaiy Dinkel, a friend who accompanied them that day, claimed that Snodgrass had told Barrett in the men's washroom that he wanted to see him outside. They said that outside the washroom, Snodgrass shouted vile names at Barrett and grabbed his coat lapel, although they quickly protested that Snodgrass had the wrong man. Snodgrass had testified that he and Barrett had had a fight several years before, which Barrett denied. The two defense witnesses claimed that Snodgrass struck Barrett outside the building and that Barrett was using the bottle in self defense. Prosecution witnesses said that they had not seen any disturbance inside the building or Barrett and Snodprass talk together. A previous witness had told of seeing a hand and a beer bottle come down on Snodgrass's head as he left the amusement place, then saw Barrett run down the stairs and jump on the Denver train"


In 1920 Fort Collins, Jud S. Walker 49 and Ollie V. Walker 61 are alone. Ollie does housework for others.
In 1930 Larimer County, Jud 50 and Olive 70 are farming.

Wednesday March 20, 1935 p 1 & 6

Sheriff Discovers Body of Rancher Shot to Death Over Month Ago
Officers led by Sheriff George Saunders late last night uncovered another murder mystery with the discovery of the body of Judd Walker, 65, Log Cabin district rancher, and the arrest of Fred A. Holflund, 49, who confessed that he shot his benefactor, Walker, on February 4 after a quarrel over some chickens.
Gene VanZandt, a nephew of Walker, reported to Sheriff Saunders that he had not seen his uncle for seven weeks and was worried about him. Last night Sheriff Saunders and deputies went to the Walker ranch to investigate.
When confronted by the sheriff Holflund broke down and told how he had shot his employer to death with a 12-gauge shotgun February 4, carried the body a half mile from the ranch house and hidden it in an abandoned cave. Holflund had since then lived at the ranch and was starting to sell off its properties when arrested yesterday.
Walker befriended the accused man about a year ago, the sheriff said after Holflund's wife had sued him for divorce in Fort Collins. The 65 year-old rancher gave him a home at the ranch about three miles from Log Cabin, northwest of Fort Collins.
Holflund was taken to Fort Collins and held in the county jail pending further investigation of the slaying.

Fort Collins Mar. 20- (UP)
Fred A Holflund, 49, who police say allegedly admitted killing the man who befriended him, rested in the Larimer county jail today.
Jud Walker, 69, Northern Colorado rancher, took pity on Holflund about a year ago just after Holflund's wife had sued for divorce in Fort Collins.
He gave Holland a home on his ranch, about three miles from the small village of Log Cabin.
Monday Gene VanZandt, of Fort Collins, reported to Sheriff George E. Saunders of Larimer county, that he had not seen Walker, his uncle for seven weeks.
When the sheriff and his deputies arrived at the ranch, the found Holflund. He broke down, the sheriff said, and confessed killing Walker with a 12-gauge shot gun in a quarrel over some chickens on February 4.
He took authorities to an abandoned cave about a half mile away and showed then the body of Walker shot through the neck.
Holflund stayed on after the shooting and was said to be trying to sell some of Walker's property when he was arrested.

In 1910 Logan County, Charles A. Huskey is married to Pearl, with Margaret nine months. Next household is William 21 Missouri and his mother Ollie V. 50.
William Harry Huskey, 1889-1916 is buried in Haxtun # 145827186, , with daughter Ethel Juanita 1915-1915. Harrold Huskey 1913-1913 is also buried in Fleming. # 145916222.
Charley Huskey has an infant buried there, and so does Harry.
Olive A. Huskey married Judge Simpson Walker January 18, 1913, recorded in Logan County.

Ollie V. Walker - formerly Ollie V. Walker, claimed a tract of land in 4, 8N 50W in 1914.

Ollie V. Huskey 1859-1930 is buried in Fort Collins, Colorado # 103867454.)

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