Alfred Drew Barter

Brief Life History of Alfred Drew

When Alfred Drew Barter was born in 1866, in New Hampshire, United States, his father, Thomas Drew Barter, was 27 and his mother, Caroline Susan Webster, was 29. He married Albina P. Rand on 26 June 1894, in West Acton, Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, United States for about 10 years and Plainfield Township, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1930. He died on 29 October 1949, at the age of 83, and was buried in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Alfred Drew Barter
Albina P. Rand
Marriage: 26 June 1894
Grace Marion Barter
Webster Drew Barter
Olive Scott Barter
Leroy Willis Barter

Sources (34)

  • Alfred D Barber, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alfred D. Barter, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Alfred Drew Barter, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.


Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: unflattering nickname from Middle English baratour ‘brawler, wrangler; cheat, deceiver’ (Old French barateor, barateur).

Swiss German: occupational name for a maker of axes used by butchers and soldiers or knights, from Middle High German barte ‘axe’.

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

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