Pearl A. Barrett

Female13 November 1892–27 November 1978

Brief Life History of Pearl A.

When Pearl A. Barrett was born on 13 November 1892, in New York, United States, her father, Melvin R. Barrett, was 31 and her mother, Emma Sherman, was 23. She had at least 1 son with Roy Conklin Kneeland. She lived in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States for about 5 years and Morrisville, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 27 November 1978, in Volusia, Florida, United States, at the age of 86.

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Roy Conklin Kneeland
Pearl A. Barrett
Paul S. Kneeland

Sources (9)

  • Pearl Kneelund in household of Roy Kneelund, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Pearl A. Barrett - Company record: birth-name: Pearl A. Barrett
  • Pearl A Kneeland, "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 6

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): probably a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Old French barat, Middle English bar(r)at, bar(r)et(te) ‘trouble, distress’, later ‘deception, fraud; contention, strife’. Through Norman settlement it also became common in Ireland, where it was Gaelicized as Baróid (Munster) and Baréid (Connacht).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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