Frank Barry Sr

Francis Edward Barry Sr (1898 - 1969)

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Francis Edward (Frank) "Red" Barry Sr
Born in Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of [private wife (1900s - 1930s)]
Husband of [private wife (1910s - 1970s)]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private daughter (1920s - unknown)], [private son (1940s - unknown)] and
Died in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Nov 2014
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Categories: Norwalk, Connecticut | Truck Drivers | Barry Name Study | Floods.

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Biography

Francis (Frank) E. Barry, my father, was a long distance truck driver. He had redish hair and fleckles. Neighbors and friends called him "Red". Married to my mother Dorothy M. Fleming Barry, Fleming-3419 August 28, 1941, they lived in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut. They had two children, Frank E Barry Jr Barry-1266 and myself Dorothy M Barry Barry-1264 .

Frank worked as a coal delivery driver during the 1940's. His business was on Connecticut Avenue, in Norwalk, Connecticut. He also drove for the "Bennett" fuel Company, out of Norwalk, in the 50's. Then he went to work for Sterling Drug Inc. in the late 50's, as a long distance driver. He retired from Sterling Drug in 1964,

After I joined the military, my parents moved to Woonsocket, Rhode Island in 1968. Frank died a year later, in August 1969 and was buried at St. Johns Cemetery in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Research Notes

Notes by profile manager, Dorothy M Barry Barry-1264, daughter of Frank E Barry Sr.

I have recently located a 1910 United States Federal Census report that confirms information I have collected since establishing a family tree here on Wiki Tree. I found that Frank E. Barry was living in the James Cavanagh (his uncle)'s household as his father Peter Barry Barry-1267 passed away when Frank was 7 years old. His mother Mary (Cavanaugh) Cavanaugh-257 now a widower, moved into her brother's home also noted by the United States Federal Census, 1910 family search. [1]

Another 1930 United States Federal Census report I found confirms the lst marriage of Frank Barry Sr to a Jeannette Barry and that the couple had a child named Elsie Barry (my sister that I did not know I had until December 2015).[2]

During the flood of 1955 Frank Barry Sr worked for "Bennett" fuel Co (out of Norwalk in the 50's) and was asked to haul fuel oil to Hartford, Ct in one of their large tankers because they ran out of fuel. Parts of Route 1 (now along side Interstate 95) was gone (under water) and my brother says Frank had a police escort to help get him through the roads going up the "Merritt Parkway". [3]

Back in November 2014, I received a family bible from a cousin with a record of marriage indicated in 1941 in the state of Virginia between Dorothy M Fleming (my mother) and Frank E Barry Sr (my father). [4]

Note also that Dorothy M. Fleming Barry was not buried with her husband Mr. Francis Edward Barry Sr at ST Johns Cemetary in N Smithfield RI but rather was cremated.[5]

Obituary

Francis E. Barry, 71 of Victory Highway, North Smithfield died yesterday in Zambarano Memorial Hospital, Wallum Lake. He was the husband of Mrs. Dorothy (Fleming) Barry. He was born in Norwalk, Connecticut a son of the late Peter and Mary (Cavanaugh) Barry. Until five years ago he was employed as a long distance truck driver for the Sterling Drug, Inc of New York City.

Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Francis E. Barry Jr. of Norwalk; a daughter Spec-4 Dorothy Barry of WAC, and a grandson. The funeral will be held Saturday at 7:45 am from the Fournier Funeral Home 463 S. Main St., Woonsocket, with a requiem Mass in St John's Church, Saltersville, at 9 . Burial will be in the parish cemetery.[6]

Sources:

  1. United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKK5-TL6
  2. 1930 United States Federal Census CENSUS & VOTER LISTS (pictured on right of profile page).
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood_of_1955_(Connecticut)
  4. Marriage Certificate of Dorothy M Fleming (2nd wife) and Frank E. Barry Sr. (pictured on right of profile page).
  5. U.S., Find A Grave Index 1600s-Current (Links below)
  6. Frank Barry's Obituary from The Norwalk Hour, 21 August 1969
  • United States Census, 1910, showing the Cavanaugh Household. Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKK5-TL6 : accessed 16 Nov 2014), Francis Barry in household of James Cavanagh, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 94, sheet 3A, family 49, NARA microfilm publication T624, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1374143.
  • 1930 United States Federal Census CENSUS & VOTER LISTS (View Image right side of profile page). NAME: Frank E Barry SPOUSE: Jeannette Barry (lst wife) BIRTH: abt 1900 - Connecticut RESIDENCE: 1930 - city, Fairfield, Connecticut. See also: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMP7-HF4 citing enumeration district (ED) ED 153, sheet 12B, line 90, family 244, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 258; FHL microfilm 2,339,993.
  • Marriage of Dorothy M Fleming (2nd wife) and Frank E. Barry Sr. as recorded in the family bible. Commonwealth of Virginia, 28 Aug, 1941 Certificate of Marriage between Dorothy M Fleming and Frank E. Barry Sr (pictured on right of profile page).
  • U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 Record The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 22. Name: Frank Edward Barry. Date of Birth 5 Mar 1900. Age 41. Wife's Name: Dorothy May Flemming Barry. Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942 Employer: Frank Edward Barry Works For Self. Coal Business. Weight: 235. Complexion: Ruddy. Eye Color: Blue. Hair Color: Red. Height: 5 10.
  • U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Frank Barry Birth 5 Mar 1898 Death Aug 1969 - Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Civil Connecticut. Source Information: Ancestry.com
  • Web: Rhode Island, Historical Cemetery Commission Index, 1647-2008 Birth, Marriage & Death Birth 5 Mar 1898 Burial Place Rhode Island, USA Cemetery ST JOHN'S CEMETERY Cemetery Number NS004 Death 20 Aug 1969 Name Francis E (Sr) Barry.


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Memories: 2

On 27 Mar 2016 Dorothy Barry wrote:

Remembering the Flood of 1955 that destroyed parts of Farmington, Putnam, Norwalk, Waterbury, and Winsted, Connecticut. An estimated 14 inches of rain fell during a 36-hour period beginning Aug. 18. On Aug. 19, 1955; and again in Oct 15, 1955 when the rivers crested and overflowed into the streets of Georgetown, Wilton and Norwalk, Connecticut which was my hometown.

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During the flood of 1955 My father worked for "Bennett" fuel Co (out of Norwalk in the 50's) and was asked to haul fuel oil to Hartford, Ct in one of their large tankers because they ran out of fuel. Parts of Route 1 (now along side Interstate 95) was gone and my brother says Frank had a police escort to help get him through the roads going up the "Merritt Parkway". I was only 6 at the time.

Another memory given by my brother Frank Barry Jr [Barry-1266] March 27, 2016 to me his sister, Dorothy Barry, profile manager.


On 23 Jan 2016 Dorothy Barry wrote:

Memory of my brother Frankie of his Dad and the Mack trucks he drove. I posted a picture of a Mack B model made in the late 60's.

Frankie said "Same color green but that's a newer truck. Dad had all Mack B models: B 61 B 75 and going way back LJ Macks. The trailers were the kind he pulled back then. & his trucks only had 2 axles".

He continued: "I remember & rode in 1957 he sold it in 1959 & got a new one with a build in sleeper. Then in 61 or 62 he sold it & got a none sleeper B75 Mack. Then I think a year or 2 latter he sold that truck & went to work driving a truck for the Company he was lease to with all the other trucks he had owned. I was 15 at the time. He drove for Sterling Drug Co. All those years till he retired. Sterling Drug Co. Made Bayers Asprin & Philips Milk of Magnesia & other Drugs The Philips Milk of Magnesia was made in Glenbrook Ct. & I worked there for 3 or 4 years The Bayers Asprin was made in Trenton, NJ. Dad drove from Ct. To as far into the midwest as St,Louis, Mo. I went every summer & every time I got off from school".

Reference memory given January 22, 2016 by Frank E. Barry Jr, [Barry-1266] to me, his sister, Dorothy Barry, profile manager.



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Barry Marriage Lic (the son of Peter Barry)
 Barry Marriage Lic (the son of Peter Barry)

Frank, Jeannette and Elsie Barry in 1930 US Census.
Frank, Jeannette and Elsie Barry in 1930 US Census.

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