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

Bridget Barrett

Female 1820 - 1895  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name Bridget Barrett 
    Born Apr 1820  , Mayo County, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Name Bridget Barrett 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-168559 
    Died 9 Oct 1895  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried St. Mary Of The Visitation Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I168559  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father John Barrett,   b. 1787, , Mayo County, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1878  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Julia Kelly,   b. 1789, , Mayo County, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1868  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F48799  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles Barrett,   b. 1812,   d. 2 Mar 1901  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1847  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Barrett
     2. Peter Barrett
     3. Agnes J. Barrett,   b. 1849, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1929, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Dr. John Kelly Barrett,   b. 1850,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Charles H. Barrett,   b. 1854, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1938, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F48798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • One of the now very few remaining old pioneers of Puslinch, Mrs. Charles Barrett, of the 2"d concession, Puslinch, on Wednesday, October 9, 1895, at the age of 75 and 6 months. She was born in the county of Mayo, Ireland, in April 1820 and came to Puslinch with her parents, who settled on the 2nd concession in 1831. Although her father, the late John Barrett, had more of the world's goods than many of the early settlers, yet she was never backward in sharing in the hardships that pioneer life involved. On the 7th February 1847, she was married in Hamilton to her much respected surviving husband, Charles Barrett, whence they removed in 1854 to the 2nd concession of Puslinch, where they have ever since resided. She was a staunch and consistent member of the Roman Catholic Church but her friends were numerous amongst those of all denominations, as she was tolerant wherever toleration was merited and kind and charitable to all. Whilst ever being ready to assist those who needed a helping hand and act the part of the good Samaritan, her chief pleasure seemed to consist in wisely directing and controlling the interests of her family and home and no doubt, the high social and responsible position held by certain members of her family today is due to careful and intelligent parental training dispensed by a father and a mother, whose preference ever lay in a faithful performance of duty. The family are: Agnes, living at home; Dr. John K. Barrett of Winnipeg, Inspector of Inland Revenue for Manitoba and the Northwest provinces; Robert and Peter, living in Texas; and Charles, managing the homestead. The boys made the long journey home to pay the last tribute of respect to their beloved parent. Her illness of a few months, was born with Christian resignation and she passed to her reward without much bodily pain. The funeral on Friday, the 11th to the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Hespeler at 9, notwithstanding the inclemency of the day, was the largest ever seen in the township or in Hespeler.

  • Sources 
    1. [S576] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - St. Mary of the Visitation Roman Catholic CC#6307.
      (side 1) In memory of/ Charles Barrett/ Who died/ March 2nd. 1901/ In his 89th year/ Bridget Barrett/ Beloved wife of/ Charles Barrett/ Who died/ Oct. 9, 1895/ Aged 75 years/ May their souls rest in peace/ Amen (side 2) (blank) (side 3) Agnes J. Barrett/ Died Jan. 10, 1929/ In her 80th year/ R.I.P./ (side 4) (Cross with I.H.S.)/ In memory of/ Thomas J. Barrett/ Who died/ Jan. 3, 1892/ Aged 28 years/ In Your Charity Pray for the/ Eternal Repose of his Soul/ Barrett/

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Apr 1820 - , Mayo County, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Feb 1847 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Oct 1895 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Mary Of The Visitation Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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