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Ulys Pratt Barber (Ulys Pratt Barber)

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Sherwood, Irion County, Texas, United States
Death: December 3, 2000 (88)
Midland, Midland County, Texas, United States (Congestive heart failure)
Place of Burial: Midland, Midland County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Juanita V Barber
Father of Myrna Dian Wilkerson; Private User and Beverly Ann Maxwell

Occupation: Builder
Managed by: Norma Lee Risinger- Wren
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Immediate Family

About Ulys P. Barber

Ulys was the 2nd son of Patrick Pratt Barber and Nora Rebecca Mills Barber, born in a covered wagon when Nora went to visit her mother who lived in Sherwood, Texas. At the time, Patrick and Nora lived on a ranch in Midland, Texas but there was no family nearby to take care of her so she traveled in covered wagon to Sherwood to stay with her mother until she could recover from child birth. Beverly (Barber) Maxwell (youngest daughter of Ulys and Nita Barber) still has one of the wagon wheels from that covered wagon.

Ulys married Juanita Wren on July 1, 1936 and they raised three daughters, Myrna Dian Barber (Shuman, Patterson) Wilkerson, Priscilla Lynn Barber (Pense) Moore and Beverly Ann Barber (Cowan) Maxwell. Ulys made his living as a builder/carpenter and built several homes that they raised their girls in until, in 1956, they moved to a home that was on the original Barber Ranch where he grew up. (After his mother sold most of the ranch for development) That area, known as the Barberdale Edition at that time, was located between Big Springs Street (although their original ranch included land to North I Street) and Lincoln Street (next to Ranchland Hills CC). and flanked by Scharbauer Drive and either Wadley Drive or Loop 250.

Ulys and Nita moved to a small ranchette between Clyde and Abilene, Texas in 1974 where they lived circa 1992 when Ulys returned to Midland and purchased a home on Greenbriar Street in west Midland. Nita passed on Feb 12, 1981 and in 1983, Ulys remarried Cleo Mirdell Driver, the widow of his good boyhood friend Pete Driver. Mirdell passed from Lung cancer in March 1994 and Ulys lived in his home until he passed on December 3, 2000.

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Ulys P. Barber's Timeline

September 23, 1912
Sherwood, Irion County, Texas, United States
December 25, 1941
Age 29
Midland, Midland County, Texas, United States
December 3, 2000
Age 88
Midland, Midland County, Texas, United States
December 7, 2000
Age 88
Midland, Midland County, Texas, United States
Midland, United States