Obituary from scrapbook [newspaper not noted. Great granddaughter notes his death was in Lowell, Lane County, Oregon, and newspaper says he passed away at his home “in this city”]
Thomas Barbre, Pioneer, Dead.
After a protracted illness of many months, Thomas Barbre passed away at his home in this city, 26 West Seventh street, Feb. 7, 1904.
Thomas Barbre was born in Washington county, Va., April 1, 1829. His parents died while he was young and mostly depended upon his own exertions for his start in life.
In the spring of 1852 he started across the plains to Oregon, driving an ox team the entire distance, arriving at his destination the following autumn. In 1853 he was married to Miss M. A. Hunsaker, and located their home on a donation claim in Lost Valley, 20 miles from Eugene, which has been their home these many years. Nine children blessed the union and six of the number, with the bereaved mother, mourn their loss, as follows: Irvin Barbre, Fall Creek, Ore.; Mrs. Wesley Vogeli [spelled Vogili in other obits], Medford; Mrs. Henry Hanna, Baker City; Mrs. G.W. Handsaker, Portland; Mrs. Clyde Jenks [spelled Jinks in another obituary] and Earl Barbre, Butte, Mont. Mr. Barbre was a good citizen, a kind and affectionate husband and father.
The funeral took place at the Pleasant Hill church, Rev. R. O. Callison [over the top of the name is written O.O. Olson] afficiating [sic], Feb. 9, 1904.