1854 - 1933 (78 years)
||Thomas Francis Barrett |
||23 Sep 1854
||, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada [1, 2, 3]
||story, education |
||Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
|Roman Catholic |
||Burr Oak, Doniphan Co., Kansas, United States 
|Eby ID Number
||28 May 1933
||Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States 
||Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States 
||24 Sep 2022 |
||John Barrett, b. 1828, , Mayo County, Ireland , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Ellen McEvoy, b. 1832, , Ireland , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- THOMAS F. BARRETT.- One of the representative citizens of Beaverhead county, and one who has attained success through his identification with the stock growing and agricultural industries of this section of the state, is Mr. Barrett, an enterprising and public-spirited gentleman who served with distinctive efficiency as a member of the board of county commissioners. Mr. Barrett is a native of the province of Ontario, Canada, having been born in the county of Waterloo, on September 23, 1854. His father, John Barrett, was born in County Mayo, Ireland, whence he came to America at the age of fourteen years, locating in Canada, where he remained until he had attained man's estate and engaged in farming for a number of years. As early as 1859 he made a trip to St. Joseph, Mo., but returned to Ontario and resumed his farming operations until 1867. In the fall of that year he again went to St. Joseph, remained until spring, and then removed to Kansas, locating in Doniphan county, where he has since devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits. His wife, whose maiden name was Ellen McA'ey, was born in Kings county, Ireland, whence she came to America to join a brother located in Canada, and there her marriage to John Barrett was solemnized in the year 1850. They became the parents of eight children, all of whom are living, the subject of this sketch being the second in order of birth.
Thomas F. Barrett was educated in the public schools of Canada and Kansas, in which latter locality he was reared to maturity. There he devoted his attention to farm work for some time and later became identified with railroading. In 1874 he came to Montana to visit his uncle, Martin Barrett, and was so impressed with the advantages afforded for individual effort that he decided to locate in Beaverhead county and engage in stock raising and farming. He took up a tract of government land, located fifteen miles west of the village of Red Rock, his nearest railroad and shipping point, and he has since added thereto until he now has a fine place of 1,100 acres, the same being thoroughly well improved, having a commodious and attractive residence. He has given his attention to the raising of high-grade shorthorn cattle and the best type of draft horses of the Norman and Percheron strains, and secures good yields of hay from his ranch.
Mr. Barrett is a stalwart supporter of the Democratic party and has been an active worker in its local ranks. He is at all times public spirited and ready to lend his influence and aid in the furthering of all enterprises and projects which make for the advancement of the interests of his county and state. In 1896 he was elected commissioner of Beaverhead county, serving one term, having been chosen chairman of the board. During his term of office great improvements were made in the county poor farm and pest house, while special attention was given to improving the county roads. He is a member of the Jefferson Club, a politico-social organization maintained at Dillon.
Mr. Barrett has been twice married. In the spring of 1880 he wedded Miss Nancy Williams, who was born in Kansas, and they became the parents of four children, of whom three are living. namely, Elmer A., Chester M. and Nancy E. Mrs. Barrett was summoned into eternal rest in 1887, and on February 7, 1888, Mr. Barrett consummated a second marriage, being then united to Miss Maria Poirier, a native of France and the daughter of Constant Poirier, who was a soldier in the French army during the Franco-Prussian war. Mrs. Barrett was reared and educated in America, whither she was brought by her parents when a child of but three years. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett have one daughter, Constance H.
Progressive Men of the State of Montana Volume Part 1
- [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 1 Page 8.
- [S2374] Census - U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1870 9th Census, Census Place: Burr Oak, Doniphan, Kansas; Roll: M593_432; Page: 52B; Family History Library Film: 545931.
John Barrett 37 b. Ireland - farmer
Ellen 36 b. Ireland
Anthony 11 b. Canada
Kate 8 b. Canada
Martin 6 b. Canada
Mary A. 17 b. Ireland
Thomas 15 b. Canada
James 13 b. Canada
- [S2730] Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009.
Thomas Francis Barrett
Event Date:28 May 1933
Event Place:Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States
Birth Year (Estimated): 1854 b. Hespler, Ontario, Canada
Father's Name:John Barrett
Mother's Name:Ellen Mcavoy
Spouse's Name:Maria P Barrett
|Born - 23 Sep 1854 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Residence - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Residence - 1870 - Burr Oak, Doniphan Co., Kansas, United States
|Died - 28 May 1933 - Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States
|Buried - - Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States