Ethel Barrett

19 August 1893–21 May 1995 (Age 101)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ethel

Ethel Barrett was born on 19 August 1893, in Wisconsin, United States. She married Albert Henry Bice from 30 December 0018 to 29 December 0019. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Custer, Whatcom, Washington, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 May 1995, in Blaine, Whatcom, Washington, United States, at the age of 101.

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Albert Henry Bice
Ethel Barrett
Virginia Bice
Phillis Bice

Spouse and Children



    Virginia Bice


    Phillis Bice


World Events (8)

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 4

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 14

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1920 · First Electric Blow Dryers Invented

Age 27

The first electric blow dryers were invented by Racine Universal Motor Company and Hamilton Beach, both Wisconsin companies.

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)

  • Ethel P Bice in household of Bice Bice, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel Bice in household of Bert Bice, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel Barrett in entry for Phyllis Bice, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"

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