Ellsworth Williams Barber

29 February 1864–6 June 1892 (Age 28)
Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ellsworth Williams

When Ellsworth Williams Barber was born on 29 February 1864, in Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Azariah Richard Barber, was 40 and his mother, Elmina Maliennette Ball, was 41. He died on 6 June 1892, in Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Azariah Richard Barber
Elmina Maliennette Ball
Ellsworth Williams Barber

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1872 · The First National Park

Age 8

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a 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.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’.3 Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellsworth W. Barber, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Ellsworth Barber, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Ellsworth Williams Barber, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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