Obituary Alfred Rueben Barracks
of Gil-key Collenber-ger. P. Lang- A. R. Barracks Rites In El Paso Friday Funeral services for Alfred R. Barracks, 67. who died Tuesday in the home of his son, Robert A. Barracks. East St Louis, will be conducted at 2 "p. m. Friday in the Fickcn chapel at El Paso with burial there. Mr. Barracks lived in Decatur for a number of years and was a cosmetician. cosmetician. He moved to Scotia. Mo., in 1938 and had lived with his son in East St. Louis since January 1939. Mr. Barracks was born in Illiopo-lis Illiopo-lis Illiopo-lis in 1873 and attended Eureka college, college, later becoming interested in photography. Ke operated a farm in Indiana for several years and afterward purchased a grain elevator elevator in El Paso. A few years later he established a large grain elevator at Baton Rouge, La., where he later became secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Commerce. In 1912 he managed flood relief work in Louisiana, and then he did publicity work for the state. After working as a manager of the Panama-Pacific Panama-Pacific Panama-Pacific exposition in San Francisco, he returned to Illinois. Illinois. Upon his return to Decatur, Mr. Barracks went into the Rrocery business. business. Later he was in the insurance insurance business, and then he became district sales manager for W- W- C. Starr, Inc. Mr. Barracks' son. Robert A. Barracks, was formerly managing editor of The Review and now is managing editor of the East St Louis Journal.