Ellen Barfett

Femaleabout 1854–9 February 1949

Brief Life History of Ellen

When Ellen Barfett was born about 1854, in Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Rice Barfett, was 30 and her mother, Charlott Maria Knight, was 30. She married Ralph C Helm on 22 November 1871, in Newcastle, Durham, Ontario, Canada. She died on 9 February 1949, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 96, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Haileybury, Timiskaming, Ontario, Canada.

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Ralph C Helm
Ellen Barfett
about 1854–1949
Marriage: 22 November 1871

Sources (2)

  • 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 13

    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 15


    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 29

    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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