Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Dr. John Kelly Barrett

Male 1850 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name John Kelly Barrett 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 1850 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1929  San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    doctor 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-168551 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I168551  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 

    Father Charles Barrett,   b. 1812,   d. 2 Mar 1901  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Bridget Barrett,   b. Apr 1820, , Mayo County, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1895, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1847  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F48798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Biography of Barett, John K. (John Kelly), 1850-ca. 1921

      Born in 1850, John Kelly Barrett was superintendent and inspector of separate schools in Ontario and a federal civil servant who held several posts with Inland Revenue, including that of inspector of weights and measures in Winnipeg. He was also the director and managing editor of the English-language Catholic publication The Northwest Review. Barrett was the Catholic ratepayer of Winnipeg who refused to pay the municipal tax for the support of the public schools of the city, alleging that, as a Roman Catholic, his constitutional rights, as outlined in section. 22 of the Manitoba Act, were being violated as a result of the Public Schools Act of 1890. The City of Winnipeg brought the case to court. With the support of the federal government, Barrett's case went all the way to the Privy Council and ultimately resulted in a negotiated settlement between the federal and provincial governments known as the Laurier-Greenway compromise. Barrett died about 1921.

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