Lucetta Barber

Brief Life History of Lucetta

When Lucetta Barber was born on 12 January 1837, in Sharon, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, her father, Lawson Barber, was 26 and her mother, Permilla Crittenden, was 25. She married Dr Randall Hylaman on 14 February 1856, in Greenfield, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Mount Pleasant Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1880. Her occupation is listed as veterinary surgeon in Ida Grove, Ida, Iowa, United States. She died on 16 April 1887, in Ida Grove, Ida, Iowa, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida Grove, Ida, Iowa, United States.

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Dr Randall Hylaman
Lucetta Barber
Marriage: 14 February 1856
Mary Hylaman
Mary Elvina Hylaman
Joseph Hylaman
Lavinia Louella Hylaman
Vinnie Hylaman

Sources (9)

  • Lucetta Hylaman, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Lucetta Barber, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Loretta Barber in entry for Joseph S. Hylaman, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


The Geographic Names Information System(GNIS) describes Ida Grove Post Office as opened as Ida 02/09/1857. Name changed to Ida Grove 12/11/1877.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a barber, from Middle English barb(o)ur ‘barber’ (Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’). In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’ (compare 1 above).

Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1 above).

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

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