Barrier, Dora M.

Dora Barrier, undated.

Attended 1899-1901

Birth: 4 Jul 1875, Iredell County, North Carolina
Death: 18 Jul 1922, Iredell County, North Carolina. Breast cancer.

Caleb Cicero Barrier (1839-1897)
Lucetta Jane Brown Barrier (1847-1878)


Edgar Tobias Barrier (18691962)
Phoebe Regina Barrier Faustv (18701911)
Clarence G. Barrier (18721962)
Moses Worth Barrier (18731922)
Gertrude Barrier (18771898)

Half Siblings

Ida Florence Barrier Clendenin (18791967)
Erwin B. Barrier (18821883)
Thurman Cicero Barrier (18871969)

Burial: Fifth Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina
Source:, #83017563.


The Charlotte News (Charlotte, NC), 21 Jul 1922, p.4.


Statesville, July 21 – Miss Dora Barrier, aged 47 years died shortly after midnight Monday night at the home of her brother Mr. W. M. Barrier, in Cool Spring township. The funeral and interment took place Wednesday afternoon at Fifth Creek church. Miss Barrier who for the past seventeen years was a matron at the Lutheran Orphans Home, at Salem, Va., is survived by four brothers and one sister, as follows: W. M. Barrier, Cool Springs township; C. G. Barrier, Jackson, S. C.; E. T. Barrier, Bear Poplar; and T. C. Barrier, of Statesville, and Mrs. J. F. Clendenin of Elmwood.


The Lutheran Orphanage arrived in Salem, Roanoke, Virginia in May of 1896, occupying a brick home on five acres at the corner of present-day Florida Avenue and Boulevard. The orphanage eventually bought the former Hotel Salem on College Avenue (shown here), which it occupied from 1900 until 1927. Dora was a teacher at the orphanage with Evelyn Crabtree in the 1910 Census. Evelyn served on the faculty of Mont Amoena in the 1910-1911 school year and married Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute principal George McAllister in 1913.

Photo: Virginia Room of the Roanoke VA Public Library