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Babs finally meets source of her name
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The woman who named Barbara Ann “Babs” Biles was not her mother, Katherine Biles. Believe it or not, a young 10-year-old girl, Mary Don Ray, now Mary Don Bixby, named Babs.Although it may sound odd in 2021, Mary Don’s family lived in the library when Mary Don named Babs.Mary Cunningham was the librarian who lived in the library before the Ray family became residents there. When Mary Cunningham passed away, Donnie Ray, who was Mary Don’s mother, was asked to run the library.