Barrier, Anna Belle

Class of 1904

Birth: 25 Jul 1877, Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Death: 13 Jan 1971, Cherokee County, North Carolina

Paul Alexander Barrier (1833-1909)
Mary Cooper Bangle Barrier (1852-1928)

Horace Bangle Barrier (1877-1941)
Ralph Waldo Barrier (1878-1964)

Willard Munsey Axley (1876-1958)
Married: 26 Sep 1912, Spokane, Washington

Ellen Cooper Axley Eich (1920-2013)

Harshaw Chapel Cemetery
Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina

Source:, #5614840;


The Concord Daily Tribune (Concord, NC), 31 Oct 1904, p.1.

Miss Barrier Entertains at Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant, Oct. 31. – Halloween is not forgotten. At the invitation of Miss Anna Belle Barrier, quite a large number of young people gathered at her home Saturday evening for the purpose of observing Halloween. The early part of the evening was filled with a mingling of weird ghost stories and the merry voices of players as they frantically yelled, “Robber,” “Thief,” “Burglar,” etc., in “Sherlock Holmes.” And as the wee small hours began to draw near a professional fortune teller was produced, and today a score of young ladies are rejoicing in the fact that they know precisely whom they are going to wed. “Brides and grooms” were numerous and “Dolly Vardens” not a few but as to where the “Honeymoons are to be spent,” the prophet ventured not a word.


The Concord Daily Tribune (Concord, NC), 3 Sep 1906, p.1.

The following young people are off for school this week: Miss Anna Belle Barrier goes to Davenport College at Lenoir…


The Concord Daily Tribune (Concord, NC), 8 Jul 1907, p.1.

Miss Anna Belle Barrier has been elected art teacher at Crescent Academy and Business College for next session.


The Concord Times (Concord, NC), 23 Feb 1925

Thursday afternoon, from 3:30 till 6:00 was the occasion of one of the loveliest receptions ever given in our cultured little town. It was tendered a visiting guest, Mrs. W. M. Axley, of Murphy, N. C., nee Miss Annie Bell Barrier, whose father, the late Dr. Paul Barrier, was for years the beloved physician of this and surrounding communities, and the hostesses were Mesdames Ora Fisher McEachern, J. C. McDow and Lee E. Foil, at the elegant home of the latter, which is the handsomest in town and lent itself graciously to the demand of the occasion. Two charming young misses, Mary Evans Foil and Ellen Cooper Axley, daughters of the lady of the house and her guest of honor received the cards at the door, while Mrs. G. F. McAllister received the guests and ushered them from the reception room and library into the music room where the three hostesses introduced them to their guest. All the elite of the town, of the feminine persuasion, were present, including the ladies of the faculty of the Seminary. Punch was served throughout the evening in the sun-parlor, being presided over by Mrs. George Wearn of Charlotte, a sister of Mrs. Foil and Miss Lillian Heilig. Progressive hearts were then played at seven tables, the highest score being won by Miss Bessie McEachern, who was given a box of gilded correspondence cards, while Mrs. Axley received the guest of honor prize, a box of powder and compact. It was a George Washington party, the favors, tally cards and ribbons being red, white and blue, the former being little silk United States flags. A delicious salad course and accessories were served, followed by silver bowls of preserved ginger. Miss Helen Misenheimer, Mabel Rudisill and Maude Lucas, of the Seminary faculty, rendered delightful music.

Mrs. D. Paul Barrier, with her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Axley and the latter’s daughter, are visiting different relatives and friends in Mt. Pleasant, their old home. Mrs. Barrier’s home is in Chicago, while that of her daughter is in Murphy, N. C. They will be here for several weeks yet.