Ellen Barfett

Female5 December 1853–9 February 1949

Brief Life History of Ellen

When Ellen Barfett was born on 5 December 1853, in Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Rice Barfett, was 28 and her mother, Charlott Maria Knight, was 28. She married Ralph C Helm on 22 November 1871, in Newcastle, Durham, Ontario, Canada. She lived in Newcastle, Durham, Ontario, Canada in 1871. She died on 9 February 1949, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 95, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Ralph C Helm
Ellen Barfett
Marriage: 22 November 1871

Sources (4)

  • Ellen Barfett in household of John Barfett, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ellen Barfett - Published information: birth-name: Ellen Barfett
  • Ellen M Barfoote, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1871Newcastle, Durham, Ontario, Canada
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

    Age 14

    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.


    Age 16


    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 30

    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: habitational name from various places, for example Chipping (High) Barnet, East Barnet, and Friern Barnet in Greater London, named with Old English bærnet ‘place cleared by burning’ (a derivative of bærnan ‘to burn, to set light to’).

    English (of Norman origin): from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard .

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): this surname has been adopted by Ashkenazic Jews in the English-speaking world, perhaps as an Anglicized form of a vaguely similar Jewish name such as Baruch .

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

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