George R. Barfett

Brief Life History of George R.

When George R. Barfett was born on 9 June 1863, in Ontario, Canada, his father, John Rice Barfett, was 38 and his mother, Charlott Maria Knight, was 38. He married Kathleen Eleanor Gibbons on 28 April 1899, in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Northumberland and Durham, Ontario, Canada in 1901. In 1901, at the age of 38, his occupation is listed as hardware merchant. He died on 20 April 1926, in Newcastle, Durham, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 62, and was buried in Clarington, Durham, Ontario, Canada.

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George R. Barfett
Kathleen Eleanor Gibbons
Marriage: 28 April 1899
John Gibbons Barfett

Sources (5)

  • George Barfett, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George R. Barfett - Published information: birth-name: George R. Barfett
  • George Barfelt, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

1883 · Mining Boom

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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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