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.
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).