Miriam Barnett

about 1842–23 May 1915 (Age 73)
Łomża, Poland

The Life of Miriam

Miriam Barnett was born about 1842, in Łomża, Poland as the daughter of Moshe Mordechai Barnett. She married Joseph Israel Cohen in 1866. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Toxteth Park St Michael, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died on 23 May 1915, in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Israel Cohen
Miriam Barnett
Marriage: 1866
Eliza Cohen
Morris Aaron Cohen
Rachel Cohen
David Cohen
Esther Cohen
Marks Mott-Cowan
Rebecca Cohen
Leah Cohen

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Parents and Siblings

    Moshe Mordechai Barnett




World Events (8)


Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · St. George's Hall

Age 12

In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.
1863 · January Uprising

Age 21

The Polish citizens of the Russian Partition launched an insurrection against the Russian Empire on January 22, 1863. The inciting event of the rebellion was the proposal of a draft to force young Polish activists to serve twenty years in the Imperial Russian Army. Although the protest began with primarily with the youth, they were eventually joined by high-ranking officers and political members. Unfortunately for the Poles, they were disorganized and quickly outnumbered. The Russian Empire carried out retaliation in the form of deportations and public executions. The Poles were soundly defeated, suffering between 10,000 to 20,000 casualties.

Name Meaning

English:1. 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’). 2. from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Cohen in household of Joseph Cohen, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Cohen in household of Joseph Cohen, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mary Cohen in household of Joseph Cohen, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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