n the site of the present St. Joseph's parochial residence.
His early education was in the schools of Medford (public and private), and his college course was at Harvard, graduating there in 1849.
After study in the Dane Law
Zzz. to the bar in 1854.
His father's pastorate (of twenty-one years) in Medford closed in 1848, prior to the son's graduation, and this may account for the settlement of this Medford boy elsewhere.
He began the practise of law in New Bedford, in 1854, associated him1854, associated himself with an eminent and established law firm, and himself attained and maintained high rank.
This is evidenced by the important cases of both public and private business with which he had to do. After a long and successful career, he was succeeded by his sons, under the name of Stetson & Stetson; but he kept up his daily visits to the office, retaining the service of coachman and sleek horse instead of modern automobile.
A few years since, the Register's editor was happily surprised in rec
history: Mr. George Barr, who married Maria Lawrence, purchased, but never occupied, the Royall House.
The last of his life was lived in a house built by his brother-in-law, Samuel T. Ames, on Oakland, corner of Chestnut street. Mr. Ames's son, James Barr Ames, was dean of Harvard Law School.
Another brother-in-law, Sanford B. Perry, Esq., built and occupied the house next to Mr. Ames.
A sister, Miss C. Frances Barr, was a Medford teacher from 1853 to 1858.
Medford's school report for 1854 has the following:—
The Everett Primary School, taught by Miss C. Frances Barr, maintains with great evenness its former high reputation.
An incumbrance of overgrown and ignorant boys, some, twelve years of age, whom the committee thought it wise and just to retain at their true level, has been a source of trial to teacher and committee; but the perseverance of Miss Barr has not been thereby foiled of its reward.
Miss Ellen M. Barr, the youngest of Dr. Barr's children.
came to Medfo