Hellen Bruce Barber

29 November 1874–6 February 1964 (Age 89)
Washington District, Richmond, Virginia, United States

The Life of Hellen Bruce

When Hellen Bruce Barber was born on 29 November 1874, in Washington District, Richmond, Virginia, United States, her father, Phillip Yates Barber, was 26 and her mother, Lucy Briscoe Young, was 25. She lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Fairfield District, Northumberland, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 6 February 1964, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Emmerton, Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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Phillip Yates Barber
Lucy Briscoe Young
Albert Barber
Elizabeth Plummer Barber
Hellen Bruce Barber
Robert Young Barber
Lucy Barber
Jennie Dean Barber
Mamy C. Barber
Yates Middleton Barber
T. White Barber
Stanley W Barber
Edward T Barber

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 9

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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  • Helen Barber in household of Woodley C Blackwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen Barber in household of Yates Barber, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Helen B Barber in household of P Yates Barber, "United States Census, 1930"

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