Pearl A. Barrett

13 November 1892–27 November 1978 (Age 86)
New York, United States

The Life of Pearl A.

When Pearl A. Barrett was born on 13 November 1892, in New York, United States, her father, Melvin R. Barrett, was 30 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 in 1910 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
1891–1982
Pearl A. Barrett
1892–1978
Paul S. Kneeland
1924–2000

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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: of much discussed but uncertain origin.1. It may be from a medieval personal name, but if so the form is unclear. 2. Alternatively, it may be a nickname for a quarrelsome or deceitful person, from Middle English bar(r)et(t)e, bar(r)at ‘trouble’, ‘strife’, ‘deception’, ‘cheating’ (Old French barat ‘commerce’, ‘dealings’, a derivative of barater ‘to haggle’). It is possible that the original sense of barat survived unrecorded into Middle English as a word for a market trader; the Italian cognate Baratta has this sense. It could also be a nickname or metonymic occupational name from Old French barette ‘cap’, ‘bonnet’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pearl Kneelund in household of Roy Kneelund, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pearl A Barrett in household of M Sherman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Pearl A Barrett in household of Melvin R Barrett, "United States Census, 1910"

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