ebook  History of Watertown, Wisconsin


Dr. U. N. Barber

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Milwaukee Hospital

1872 - 1923


Watertown Gazette ad, April 1911

Located above Salick’s



     For Many Years a Well-Known Dentist in Watertown


Watertown people were shocked this afternoon to learn of the death of Dr. U. Neal Barber which occurred in a hospital at noon today following an operation which he underwent on Saturday.  He was thought to be growing better following the operation but death ensued. 


Dr. Barber was a son of the late Dr. M. N. Barber, one of the oldest practicing physicians in Watertown at the time of his death.  He was born here and was educated in the local schools and after graduating in dentistry engaged in professional work here for almost thirty years and during which time he built up a fine practice from which he was obliged to retire several months ago owing to ill health.


Dr. Barber was possessed of a genial and kind disposition which focused many friendships which once attained remained with him during life.  His life was devoted to the profession which he graced by his ability. Born and brought up in this city he held the esteem of all citizens and his influence was always exerted on the side of right.  He was a man of generous impulses and withal a man greatly devoted to his home in which he took keen delight and in his passing the city loses an upright and conscientious citizen and the widow left to mourn a devoted and  loving husband.


Dr. Barber was born July 6, 1872.  He graduated from the Chicago college of Dental Surgery in 1895 and soon thereafter he engaged in dentistry here being associated for awhile with Dr. Eugene Goeldner and some years ago engaging in business for himself.  Besides his widow he is survived by one sister, Miss Laura Barber of Waukesha.  He was a member of Watertown Lodge No. 666, B. P. O. Elks and a  member of Watertown Lodge No. 49, F. and A. M.


The body will be brought to Watertown this evening and the time of the funeral will be announced later.


Is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.





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