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Charles Leo Barry  



Charles L Barry - An Indianapolis Attorney noted for his grasp of real prpoperty and probate law, the late Charles L Barry was also an earnest worker on behalf of his chirch, and was created a Kinght of St. Grepory the Great by Pope Pius XII. He was also a leader in the political and organizational life of his region.

A native of Indianapolis, Mr. arry was born on March 30, 1878, son of Maurice Joseph and Emma Frances (HOlmes) Barry.

In his early years he attedned grade and parochial schools in Indianapolis and graduated from Shortridge High School in 1897.

He went on to advanced studies at Indiana Law School, where he graduated and received the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1902. Admitted to the bar of his state, he began practice in Indianapollis and became renowned as an authority on laws governing real estate propert and on probate law.

Mr. Barry was a member of the American Law-Institute, the American Bar Associaiton, the Indiana State Bar Associaiton and the Indianapolis Bar Association. He held the honorary degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence.

Mr. Barry was a Democrat and for some years was active in the council of his parth. He served at one time as secretary of the Marion County Democratic Committee. From 1918 to 1926 he served as a member of the Indianapolis Board of Schoo Commissioners, acted as president of his body for one term. For some years he served as deputy prosecutor of Marion County.


A communicant of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Mr. Barry was one of his religion's outstanding figures as a worker in the cause of his faith. At the time of his death, and fore many years preceding, he was president of the Catholic Charities Bureau. IN 1945 he was one of four Indianapolis lay members of the Catholic Church named to the rank of Knight of St. Gregory the Great, a unique honor conferred by the pope. Since 1899 Mr. Barry had been a member of the Knights of Columbus. He had been no less prominent in interfaith activitites than in the work of his own church. He had served as president of the Indianapolis ROund Table of Jews and Christains, and as president of the Interfailth Committee of the Indianapolis Federation of Churches. He was a member of the Indianapolis Interracial Committee.

Among Mr. Barry's beusiness responisbiilitiesm he was president of the Celtic Saving and Loan Associaion and also served as its legal counsel. He was a member of the Board of College Presideints; and he had held office in the Sons of the American Revolution, being president of it Indiana Society for several terms. He was a member of the Indianapolis Literart Society and the Columbia Club.

Mr. Barry had had military experience as captain of Company H of the Indiana National Guard.

On November 25, 1908, in Indianapolis, Charles L. Barry married Anna O'Neill, daughter of John and Mary (Murphy) O'Neill.

They were parents of the following children:

    1 Charles L Barry Jr. who was born on December 29, 1909. H married Elizabeth 'Staughtenberger and they are parents of two children
      i Lynda Anne
      ii Charles L. 3rd


    2 Robert M born October 23, 1911. His wife is the former Eva Speaker of Lafayette. Their children are:
      i David Robert
      ii Victor J.


    3 Louis J born July 3, 1914

    4. A Luiclle J. born October 17, 1916

    5 Helen E born March 1823 6. Victor J born Feb 7, 1925. While serving in the European campaighn with the 104th Infamtru during World War II, he was killed in Dermany on December 123, 1944



Mr. Barry's death occurred on December 17, 1951. He leaves an exemplary record of professional service, combined with a genuine concern for the promotion of religious faith and fellowship. Such contributions will continue to benefit his fellow citizens well beyond the confines of his own lifetime. - - Indiana: From Frontier to Industrial Commonwealth, V 4, p 484 pbl 1954 by Lewis Historical Publishing Co, Inc. New York






Charles Leo Barry Birth: Mar. 30, 1878 Indianapolis Marion County Indiana Death: Dec. 17, 1951 Indianapolis Marion County Indiana Burial: Calvary Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana was the son of Maurice Joseph "Morris" Barry and Emma Frances Holmes
    Charles L Barry, 73, Indianapolis attoerney and recipient of high honor from Pope Oius XII, died yesterday at St. Vincent's Hospital after three months' illness

    His home was at 3302 Washington Blvd...

    Services will be held at 9:30 am.m. Friday in the Blackwell North Meridan Street Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in St. Joan Arch Church. Burial will be in Clavary Cemetery.


    Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Amma M. Barry; three sons Charles Bary Jr., Robert M. Barry Ft. Worth, Tex, and Louis H. Barry, Miami, Fla.; two daughters the Misses Lucille and Hellen Barry; two brothers Dr. M. Joseph Barry and Oscar E. Barry; and a sister Mrs. Helen B. Houghtalen.

    The youngest son was killed in military service in Germany Deccember 13, 1944.


He married 25 Nov 1908 Anna Margaret O'Neil Birth: 31 Oct 1880 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Death: 10 May 1969 - Seattle, King County, Washington buried Calvary Cemetery Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, the daughter of John O'Neil and Mary Murphy
    Mrs. Anna M. Barry, 82, years old, a former Indianapolis resident and church leader, died yesterday in her Seattle (Wash.) Home>

    The widow od Indianapolis Attorney Charfles L. Barry, shw as borh her and moved to Seattle in 1960. The husband died in 1951.


    She was the first president of the Indianapolis ROan Catholic archdiocesan unit of the National Council of Catholic Women. Mrs. Barry was named to the post by the late Joseph Cardinal Ritter, then archbishop of Indianapolis.

    Later Mrs Barry was instrumental in the establishment of the Newman Club at Bylter University, and was a charter member of the club's mothers organization and of the the Gold Star mothers.

    FUneral services will be held at p:30 a.m. Tuesday in Feeney-Kirby Mortuary and at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Cemetery.


    Survivors Include three sons Charles L Barry Jr. of Indianapolis, Robert M. Barry of Seattle and Louis J. Barry of Miamii, FLa. and two daughters, Miss A. Lucille Barry with the National Red Cross at Tacoma, Wash. and Mrs. Robert J. Jezik of Orange, Calif.


They had 6 children:
    Charles Leo Barry Birth: Dec. 29, 1913 Death: Feb. 5, 1973 who married Elizabeth 'Elvie' Staughtenberger and had 2 children

    Robert Maurice BarryBirth: 23 Oct 1911 - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana Death: 15 Feb 1997 Seattle, King County, Washington Cemetery: Sunset Hills Memorial Park Bellevue, King County, Washington married January 2 1912 Eva Virginia Speaker Birth 20 May 1914 Montpelier, Williams County, Ohio Death 20 May 1914 Death Seattle, King County, Washington Cemetery: Sunset Hills Memorial Park Bellevue, King County, Washington

    Louis John Barry Birth: Jul. 3, 1914 Indianapolis Marion County Indiana, Death: Sep. 30, 1984 Florida Burial: Calvary Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana who never married,

    Anna Margaret Louiclle Barry Birth: Oct. 17, 1916 Indianapolis Marion County Indiana Death: Sep. 23, 1986 Anaheim Orange County California Burial: Calvary Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana who worked her entire life for the Red Cross and never married,

    Victor Jerome 'Jay' Barry Birth: Feb. 7, 1925 Indianapolis Marion County Indiana Death: Dec. 13, 1944, Germany Burial: Calvary Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana; Served WWII, 104th Infantry "Timberwolf", 413th Reg, killed in Germany at or near Merken in the battle to the Roer River. Never married

    Helen Esther Virginia Steven Barry born 4 Mar 1923 Indianapolis, IN died 19 Sept 1976 El Modena , Orange City, Orange County, California buried Calvary Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana married 6 Jun 1953 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Indianapolis. Robert James 'Zeke' Jezik born in 1929 the son of John Joseph Jezik and Frances Lucy Briquleur - marriage ended in divorce ;
      Helen had spinal meningitis as a child and suffered from life long pain as a result A little book, titled "Helen's Heart" is slated to be published in 2010 that explores the links between BWS (Battered Woman Syndrome) and female suicides, and the many female homicides that are wrongly classified as suicides; and examines how BWS itself explains Helen's unusual and sometimes bizarre behavior during the last few years of her life. The book will be available through Amazon. com and at Barnes n' Noble book sellers.


JANUARY 2, 1952 - Funeral services for Charles L. Barry of Indianapolis and the well-known summer resident of Lake Maxinkuckee, were conducted last Friday at Indianapolis. Mr. Barry was 73 and died Dec. 17 following a three month illness.

Mrs. Anna Barry, Former Lake Resident, Dies

    Mrs. Anna M. Barry, 82, a former Indianapolis and Culver lake resident, died Saturday in her Seattle (Wash.) home.

    The widow of Indianapolis Attorney Charles L. Barry, she was born in Indianapolls and moved to Seattle in 1960.

    Her husband died in 1951.

    The Charles Barry family was one of the first families to buy property on the East Shore Lane and they occupied this cottage until 1960.

    Survivors include three sons, Charles L. Barry Jr. of Indianapolis, Robert M. Barry of Seattle and Louis J. Barry of Miami, Fla., and two daughters, Miss A. Lucille Barry, with National Red Cross at Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Robert J. Jezik o. Orange, Calif. - MAY 15, 1969







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