Family: BARBER, Samuel / SMITH, Sarah S. (F00717)

m. 02 Jan 1882


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  • BARBER, SamuelFather | Male
    BARBER, Samuel

    Born  10 Apr 1857  Mossley Brow, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Oct 1922  Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  19 Oct 1922  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  02 Jan 1882  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  BARBER, William | F00167 Group Sheet 
    Mother  BUCKLEY, Sarah Ann | F00167 Group Sheet 

    SMITH, Sarah S.Mother | Female
    SMITH, Sarah S.

    Born  Abt 08 Jan 1860  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  08 Oct 1955  Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  11 Oct 1955  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  SMITH, Joseph | F00548 Group Sheet 
    Mother  GILL, Mary Ann | F00548 Group Sheet 

    BARBER, FlorenceChild 1 | Female
    BARBER, Florence

    Born  18 Nov 1882  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  04 Feb 1893  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    BARBER, Phebe MaeChild 2 | Female
    + BARBER, Phebe Mae

    Born  20 Feb 1885  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Oct 1977  St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  17 Sep 1977  Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  MITCHELL, James Edward Jr. | F00684 
    Married  02 Aug 1903  Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    BARBER, Helen Frances CampbellChild 3 | Female
    + BARBER, Helen Frances Campbell

    Born  07 Aug 1894  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Apr 1980  Onset, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  CLARK, Stedman Lovell | F00725 
    Married  14 Sep 1917  Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 

    • Source: City Records - Vol 2 - pp19 Newport, RI - June 2, 1882 - Groom, Samuel Barber - Bride Sarah Smith - first marriage for both - Residence -7 Coddington Block - Occupation Samual Carriage painter - Place: Newport, RI - First Unitarian Congregation Church - on Mill Street near Spring Street Est. 1735 -Rev. M.K. Schermerhorn, pastor - Age: Samual 25 - Sarah 21 - Samuel born Morsley (spelling, may be Mawdesley), England -Sarah Lancashire, England - Parents: Groom, William Barber & Sarah A Buckley - Bride, Joseph Smith & Mary A Gill

      Beginning in 1878, the Rev. M. K. Schermerhorn served as the minister of this congregation for four years. During that short period of time, he inspired the congregation and the entire Unitarian Association to build a monument to honor Channing in his birthplace. This church was built by international subscription. Unitarians from across the country and in England sent contributions in support of the vision of a monument dedicated to the memory and vision of William Ellery Channing. The cornerstone bearing the words "Faith, Hope, Charity" was laid in 1880, the centennial of Channing's birth. The dates carved into the front of the church 1780-1880, pay tribute to this anniversary; 1780 being the date of Channing's birth in Newport. It is significant that this memorial bearing his name is not a cold edifice but houses a thriving Unitarian Universalist congregation.

      The church was constructed in little more than a year, built of pink stone from Lyme, Ct. (unlike the gray foreseen by Governor Van Zandt) and was dedicated October 19, 1881. In its new building, the Unitarian society became a forceful religious and cultural center for the Newport community.



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