Estelle ("Stella") de Young Barr (born 1893)

William’s paternal grandmother was Estelle/Stella (DeYoung/De Young) Barr, a psychologist (the daughter of Solomon/Samuel A. DeYoung/De Young and Esther Sonepouse/Sonpause). William’s grandmother Estelle was born in New York. William’s great-grandfather Solomon was born in Connecticut, to Dutch Jewish parents, from Amsterdam, Aaron De Young and Esther Arbeit. William’s great-grandmother Esther Sonepouse was a Dutch Jew, from Amsterdam, and was the daughter of Philip Sonepouse and Rachel Premselaar. Through his Dutch Jewish roots, William also has more distant German Jewish and Danish Jewish ancestry.

1900 Census

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1910 census

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Census sheet


Address - 451 E 137th St, The Bronx, NY - Hard to tell what was where in 1910, from current map -

Samuel DeYoung was a "Post Office Clerk"

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1915 (Dec 1) - Marriage

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Journal Article

Albert Theodore Poffenberger: 1885-1977

W. N. Schoenfeld

The American Journal of Psychology

The American Journal of Psychology

Vol. 92, No. 1 (Mar., 1979), pp. 143-149 (7 pages)


Harry L. Hollingsworth, Professor of Psychology at Barnard

College, is taking part in the work of the Psychopathic Service

at Bellevue Hospital, and Albert T. Poffenberger, Instructor

in the same department, who was formerly lecturer to military

psycheatriats on the use of mental tests, is now psychological

examiner to determine the fitness of soldiers at Camp Wheeler,


1918 - Daughter (Margaret Barr) is born

See ... Note, could be 1917, need to verify ...

1921 - Donald Barr is born

See ... Donald Barr (born 1921) . BORN : August 08, 1921 ; Birthplace: Manhattan, New York,, United States [aa28][ GDrive ]

1924 (Aug 6) - School Dramas / Research


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Article from COlumbia University Daily Spectator

This version mentions that Estelle DeYoung Barr was "a Barnard alumna and psychologist in Vanderbilt Clinic".

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1934 - "A psychological analysis of fashion motivation" by Estelle De Young Barr

Published 1934 in New York .

Written in English.

Barr (1934) investigated the diffuseness and intensity of fundamental drives as related to dress: the desire to conform, desire for economy, attitudes related to modesty, desire for comfort, the aesthetic impulse, and desire for self-expression. Her findings indicated that the desire to conform was the most diffuse of the desires measured. Conformity was more effective as a determiner of the time of buying clothing than was the desire for economy. The desire to conform varied with the technical or professional interest of the group.

This book//research is referenced for many years afterwards ...

Referenced in

Social Change And Social Control

By Rajendra K. Sharma


1979 - Passing