Barry Community
Navarro County, Texas


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Barry, TX PostMasters

Owen Taylor - 24 May 1886 - 1 Jan 1891

Samuel Taylor - 2 Jan 1891 - 10 Apr 1896

Albert Varnell - 11 Apr 1896 - 10 Apr 1898

Francis M. Womack - 11 Apr - 1898 - 23 May 1905

John F. Yarber - 24 May 1905 - 10 Feb 1907

Joseph D. Matthews - 11 Feb 1907 - 13 Nov 1911

George J. McCarty - 14 Nov 1911 - 26 Oct 1914

James D. Heaton - 27 Oct 1914 - 8 Feb 1942

Minnie C. Heaton - 9 Feb 1942 - 16 July 1945

Claude Otto Williams - 17 July 1945-  4 Jan 1959

Flossie Elizabeth Williams - 5 Jan 1959 - 1 Sept 1960

James Edwin Watson - 2 Sept 1960 - 28 Apr 1988

Betty J. Herring {OIC} - 29 Apr 1988 - 12 Aug 1988

Luther K. Davis - 13 Aug 1988 - 22 Mar 1999

Jeanette Smith {OIC} - 23 Mar 1999 - 4 Jun 1999

Linda Dianne Paul - 5 Jun 1999 - 13 May 2004

Jana L. McCormick - 14 May 2004 - 18 Feb 2005

Michael L. Ball - 19 Feb 2005 - Present (as of Jul 2006)

You will notice there are some lapses in the dates. At those times there was a temporary appointed. I don't know when the appointment process changed but it had to be after Claude Otto Williams was appointed. At that time all applicants had to take a test and the one who made the highest grade was supposed to be appointed. I think they were appointed by the members of Congress. I remember that Claude Otto Williams did not make the highest grade. I was surprised because he was a smart man.

Anyway, he had a brother in Dallas, Percy, who was well known and respected. I believe he was in the insurance business. Anyway, he was a good friend of Joe Pool, who I believe was the Congressman from that district. Percy talked to Joe Pool and Claude Williams was immediately appointed.

I don't charge extra for information for fear I might have lost some details during my 77 years on this earth. (Just joking) Claude Williams was married to my mother's sister, Flossie. I don't remember the exact dates but he hired me for his clerk for some time while I was in high school and college. I married in 1948 and I remember I worked that summer before I married.  ... Ann Walton Wilson

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