Colin Douglas Barrett

1880–1937 (Age 57)
Mottingham, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Colin Douglas

When Colin Douglas Barrett was born on 1 May 1880, in Mottingham, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Harry Joseph Barrett, was 34 and his mother, Hannah G. Gunning, was 30. He married Edna Amelia Fraser on 11 June 1907, in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 21 May 1937, in Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 57.

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Colin Douglas Barrett
Edna Amelia Fraser
Marriage: 11 June 1907
Richard Adrian Barrett
Barbara Gunning Barrett

Spouse & Children

11 June 1907
Providence, Rhode Island, United States


  • Richard Adrian Barrett


  • Barbara Gunning Barrett


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 15

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1907 · Larchmont sinks

Age 27

On February 11, 1907, a passenger ship gets rammed by a coal carrier just southwest of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. It takes only 10 minutes for the Larchmont to sink. Only 19 of those on board survive. The next day bodies of those that had been on the ship continue to wash up onto the shore.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Colin D Barrett, "Rhode Island State Census, 1915"
  • Colin Barrett in household of Harry Barrett, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Colin D Barrett, "Rhode Island State Census, 1925"

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