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Hattie Elinor Barr  Kamps
February 8, 1924
Kansas City, Kansas
August 25, 2017
Edmonds, Washington
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Hattie Elinor Barr Kamps

Born February 8, 1924, in Kansas City, Kansas, first child of four born to Mary Ethel Johnson Barr and Jesse Augustus Barr. Siblings were Florence, Marion (surviving) and Jesse.

The family moved west to Redwood City, California, when Hattie was two years old. She remembers the trip with her baby sister Florence, in the Ford Model A, camping along the way, and the isinglass windows which rolled up and down.

Later she moved with the family to Sweet Home, Oregon, and graduated from Sweet Home High School as salutatorian. She helped her dad on the ranch while she waited for her sister Florence to graduate. They moved together to Portland, Oregon, and joined the Nurse Cadet Corp. By the time she graduated, WWII had ended.

In her adventurous spirit she went to practice nursing and fight polio epidemics and meet her best friend, Irene Maycock, in places like Boise, Chicago and Sitka,...


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