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Funeral Rites For Beloved
Character Will Be Held
From Friends' Church.

     Mrs. Emily Catherine Barr, wife of Robert Barr, well-known Winchester citizen, passed away at her home yesterday morning at 11:30 o'clock following an illness of about four years due to complications.
     It was thought at one time that Mrs. Barr was on the road to recovery, but the ravages of the disease had obtained too great a hold on her for medical treatment to aid in the fight, although she made a hard and brave struggle to the last to regain her health.
     Mrs. Barr was born on August 15, 1870, near Welltown, Frederick county, a daughter of the late John W. and Elizabeth Sumption. She had spent about all her life in this section.
Was In Business Here.
     Mrs. Barr was well-known in Winchester in a business way, having been connected with a laundry business here with her brother, the late Joseph W. Sumption, who established the first steam laundry in this city. When Mr. Sumption became one of the pioneer postal delivery clerks in Winchester, he sold out his interest in the laundry and Mrs. Barr and her husband conducted the business for a number of years.
     As a devoted wife and true Christian character, Mrs. Barr was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Society of Friends having joined that church several years ago.
     Surviving Mrs. Barr are her husband, a sister and brother.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Barr will be conducted from the Friends Meeting House, corner of Washington and West Piccadilly streets, tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. The rites will be in charge of Walker McC. Bond and interment will be in the family lot at
Mount Hebron Cemetery.
     Pallbearers at the obsequies will include Dr. E. C. Yost, J. H. Yost, Jonas Chamberlin, Walker McC. Bond, William Grove, and Andrew Bell.
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