Saturday, May 4, 2019

William Walker Barrett 1871-1938

William Walker Barrett was born 7 Oct 1871 in Manistee, Michigan to Charles Barrett and Almeda Welch. He was 4th of their 10 known children.

River Street in Manistee c1890

1880 Federal Census - Second ward, city of Manistee, Manistee county, Spruce Street
Barrett, Chas. 52, farmer, born England
Almeda, 33, wife, keeping house, born Canada
Helen, 15, daughter
Chas., 12, son, attending school
Lillie, 10, daughter, attending school
Wm., 9, son
Carrie, 6, daughter
Sophia, 4, daughter
Mina, 2, daughter

William married Ida L. Olson on 18 May 1896 in Manistee. She was born 24 Dec 1872 in New York, the daughter of Andrew P. Olson and Anna.

1900 Federal Census - Springdale township, Manistee county.
William W. Barrett, born Oct 1871, age 28, married 4 years, born Michigan, father born England, mother born Canada, occupation woods laborer, rents house.
Ida L, born Dec 1872, age 27, married 4 years, no children, born New York, parents born Sweden.

Nearby is William's father's family. Charles is 74, born England, to US in 1832, a farmer, rents house.
Almeda, 56, 10 children born, 8 children living, born Canada, parents born Canada.
Carriline, 26 born Michigan
Francis R., 17, born Michigan, farm laborer.

Son Andrew Luches was born 23 Jul 1900 in Manistee and baptized 9 Dec 1900 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Manistee. Godparents were Andrew and Anna Greta Olson.

On 15 Feb 1901 William's father, Charles, died in Manistee. He was buried in Trinity Cemetery in Manistee.

Daughter Ellen was born 5 Dec 1903 Antrim county [record not found]

Son Daniel was born 31 Dec 1906? He is age 3 in 1910 census

Daughter Georgia was born 15 Oct 1908 [marriage says born in Traverse City, record not found]

1910 Federal Census - Star township, Antrim county.
William W. Barrett, 38, married 13 years, born Michigan, father born England, mother b. Pennsylvania, teamster in lumber camp, rents house.
Ida L., wife, 38, married 13 years, 4 children born, 4 living, born New York, parents born Sweden
Andrew L, son, 9, born Michigan
Ella A., daughter, 6, born Michigan
Daniel W., son, 3, born Michigan
Georgie, daughter, 1 year 6 months, born Michigan

While William is not in this picture, it does show what a teamster did in a lumber camp.

Son William H. was born 24 Jul 1911 [record not found]

Daughter Dorothy Grace was born 13 May 1913 in Traverse City. William's occupation was teamster.

Ida's father, Andrew Olson, died 23 May 1913 at the State Hospital in Traverse City.

Items once stored in Building 25 at the Traverse City State Hospital

Daughter Evelyn was born 11 Oct 1914 [record not found]

1919 City Directory - Traverse City: William W. (Ida L.) res: 840 E. Front. No occupation given.

1920 Federal Census - Traverse City - 840 E. Front St.
William W., 48, born Michigan, father born England, mother born Illinois, cook in restaurant
Ida L., 48, born New York, parents born Sweden
Andrew L., son, 19, soldier in US Army
Ellen A., daughter, 17, machine work in basket factory
Daniel W., son, 13
Georgia R., daughter, 11
William H., son, 9
Dorothy G., daughter, 6
Evelyn G., daughter, 5
all of the children were born in Michigan.

1921 City Directory - Traverse City:
Almeda (wid Charles) resides 706 E. Front
Andrew L., (U S A) boards 706 E. Front
Ellen A., boards 706 E. Front
Wm W., (Ida L.) laborer, boards 706 E. Front

Daughter Ellen was married to Ernest H. Basch on 6 Jan 1922 in Leland, Leelanau county.

Son Andrew was married to Maude Minnie Basch on 13 Mar 1922 in Traverse City, by the Minister of the 1st Congregational Church. His occupation was given as ex-soldier.

William's mother, Almeda, died 9 Jan 1924 in Traverse City. She was buried at Trinity Cemetery in Manistee.

1930 Federal Census - Traverse City, Grand Traverse county. 924 Eighth Street.
William, head, rents $12 per month, does not own a radio, 57, married at 24, born Michigan, father born England, mother born Illinois, cook at restaurant.
Ada P., wife, 57, married at 24, born New York, parents born Sweden, housekeeper for a private family.
William Jr., son, 18, born Michigan, weaver at furniture factory
Dorothy, daughter, 16, born Michigan
Evelyn, daughter, 15, born Michigan

Daughter Dorothy married Leo F. Kildee on 8 Sep 1932 in Traverse City.

Daughter Evelyn was married on 12 Aug 1933 to Melvin Broomhead in Traverse City.

Son William was married to Julia Sich on 24 May 1934 in Traverse City.

Son Daniel was married on 31 Mar 1936 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan to Luella King. He is age 24, resides in Plymouth, occupation Pipe fitter. She is 24 and resides in Plymouth. They were married by a Catholic Priest.

Daughter Georgia was married on 2 Sep 1936 in Steuben county, Indiana to Charles Gallagher.

William died 26 May 1938 in Traverse City.

William was buried 28 May 1938 in Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee.

1940 Federal Census - Traverse City
Basch, Ernest, 39, born Michigan, tractor operator for Grand Traverse County
Ellen, wife, 36, born Michigan, house work for private homes
Gerry, son, 17, born Michigan, truck helper at motor freight
Eugene, son, 16, born Michigan, new worker
Barrett, Ida, mother-in-law, 68, widowed, born New York

Ida died 22 Mar 1948 in Traverse City.

Traverse City Record Eagle 23 Mar 1948

Ida was buried 25 Mar 1948 in Oak Grove cemetery, Manistee.

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