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Walter Barber

Seven Persons - Once Hundred Sixty Acres and a Dream
As the Story was Told
The Barbers lived on land north of town described as the north half of 9-12-7-4. They were in the Bollard School district and it hadn't a school, so their children had to go to other districts. When they came to the Amos School they rode horseback a distance of over four miles, and that was a long way for a young child. This was one reason that they moved to Medicine Hat. There they operated a grocery store on Fifth Street.

The Barber children were: Lucille, who became Mrs. Archie Mitchell; Robert, who was known, by all, throughout his life, as "Bunny or Bun"; Leroy, who was called "Lee" and Eleanor, who became Mrs. Larry Townsend. Lucille was an accomplished pianist and a fine vocalist and she contributed well in musical circles. Archie, her husband, became a Member of Parliament, being a representative of the Social Credit Party. Eleanor was a primary school teacher, and taught in Medicine Hat for some years.

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