Mark Twain Cole Barrett

25 September 1880–
Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Mark Twain Cole

When Mark Twain Cole Barrett was born on 25 September 1880, in Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Laban Perry Barrett, was 33 and his mother, Caroline Cole, was 36. He married Maude Jane Perry Gossage on 20 November 1901, in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Brownville, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 35 years.

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Mark Twain Cole Barrett
Maude Jane Perry Gossage
Marriage: 20 November 1901
Mary Caroline Barrett
Vera Irene Barrett
Bernetta F Barrett
Cecil Mark Barrett
Ruth E Barrett
Lola I Barrett
Leon W Barrett

Spouse and Children

20 November 1901
Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada




    Bernetta F Barrett


    Cecil Mark Barrett


    Ruth E Barrett


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 32

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: of much discussed but uncertain origin.1. It may be from a medieval personal name, but if so the form is unclear. 2. Alternatively, it may be a nickname for a quarrelsome or deceitful person, from Middle English bar(r)et(t)e, bar(r)at ‘trouble’, ‘strife’, ‘deception’, ‘cheating’ (Old French barat ‘commerce’, ‘dealings’, a derivative of barater ‘to haggle’). It is possible that the original sense of barat survived unrecorded into Middle English as a word for a market trader; the Italian cognate Baratta has this sense. It could also be a nickname or metonymic occupational name from Old French barette ‘cap’, ‘bonnet’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mark Barrett, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Mark Barrett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mark T Barrett, "United States Census, 1930"

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