John Thomas Elesban Barber was born on 27 Oct 1883, the third of four children of publican George William Richard Barber (1851-1895) and his wife Annie Alma Lawson (1851-1895). John was born at Barber's Hotel, Latrobe. His mother and two sisters, Alma and Mary, are also pictured in the Family Album. John was an agent and had moved to Warragul, Victoria, by 1903. He married Agnes Isabella McNeil in 1916. Their four children, Francis John McNeil, Margaret Louisa and two others, were born between 1917 and 1924. John died aged 70 in 1954 at Warragul.