Thomas Benjamin Barber1,2

#5254, b. 25 Jul 1879, d. 18 Jul 1967
Last Edited:1 May 2016
FatherFlavius Joseph Barber2
MotherAddie Eunice Carey2
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Child of Thomas Benjamin Barber and Marie Agnes Rivette

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthThomas Benjamin Barber was born on 25 Jul 1879 at Dunlap, IA.3,4
MilitaryThomas Benjamin Barber served in the military during the Spanish American War.4
Marriage LicenseHe and Marie Agnes Rivette obtained a marriage license on 19 Nov 1910 at Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA.2
MarriageThomas Benjamin Barber married Marie Agnes Rivette, daughter of Francois Rivette and Marie Dora Guilbeau, on 19 Nov 1910 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA.2,1
DraftRegThomas Benjamin Barber was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 10 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living at 1195 Laurel in Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX, with his wife, Agnes. He worked as a Switchman for the T&NO Railway in Beaumont. Thomas was described as tall and of medium build, with brown eyes and black hair.5
Census1920Thomas B Barber (given age 44) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at 317 Eighth Street at Port Arthur, Jefferson County, TX. Also living in the house was his wife Agnes Barber (given age 27), son(s) Ruffin Barber (given age 1 4/12). They rented their home. Thomas worked as a timekeeper for an oil refinery.6
Census1930Thomas Barber (given age 50) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at 2610 Fifteenth Street at Port Arthur, Jefferson County, TX. Also living in the house was his wife Agnes Barber (given age 36), his son(s) Ruffin. They owned their home, which was valued at $3,200. Thomas worked as assistant engineer for a gas plant at the oil refinery.7
Census1940Thomas B Barber (given age 60) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 2610 15th Street at Port Arthur, Jefferson County, TX. Also living with him was his wife, Agnes Barber (given age 47), his son(s) Ruffin. They lived in the same house in 1935. They owned their home, which was valued at $3,000. Thomas had completed two years of college, and Agnes had completed four years of high school. During the week before the census was taken, Thomas worked 36 hours as an accumulator operator for a petroleum operator. During 1939 he received income of $1909 for a full year of employment. Agnes worked in the home.8
DraftRegThomas Benjamin Barber registered for the fourth draft for World War II on 27 Apr 1942. This registration was also known as the "old man's draft". At that time, his residence was at 2610 15th Street in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, TX, and he gave the name of his wife, Agnes Barber, as someone who would always know his address. He stated that he worked as a self-employed attorney-at-law, as well as for the Gulf Oil Corporation in Port Arthur. Thomas was described as 5 feet 9 1/2 inches tall and 180 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, and dark complexion. He had a tatoo on his left arm and a lin. scar on his nose.9
DeathThomas Benjamin Barber died at age 87 of acute cerebral thrombosis on 18 Jul 1967 at St. Mary's Hospital in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, TX. He had chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and prostate cancer.4
ResidenceAt the time of his death in 1967, Thomas Benjamin Barber and his wife, Agnes, lived at 2812 Procter Street in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, TX.4
BurialThomas Benjamin Barber was buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Groves, Jefferson County, TX.4

Citations:

  1. [S216] Hunting for Bears. Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925, by LA Marriages 1718-1925. Online http://www.ancestry.com
  2. [S440] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1910. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Publishing, 2008.
  3. [S1015] TX. Jefferson County. Birth certificate.
  4. [S1077] Death certificate for Thomas B Barber. Online Jefferson.
  5. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  6. [S423] 1920 U.S. Census. TX. Jefferson County. population schedule.
  7. [S424] 1930 U.S. Census. TX. Jefferson County. population schedule.
  8. [S805] 1940 U.S. Census. TX. Jefferson County. population schedule.
  9. [S867] Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.