Josephine Barrett

Female1897–25 September 1966

Brief Life History of Josephine

When Josephine Barrett was born in 1897, in Center, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Peter Barrett, was 42 and her mother, Catherine Fox, was 32. She had at least 1 son with John M Reilly. She lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1966. She died on 25 September 1966, in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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John M Reilly
Josephine Barrett
John D Reilly

Sources (6)

  • Josephine V Reilly in household of John M Reilly, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josephine Reilly, "Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997"
  • Josephine Riley in household of John M Riley, "United States Census, 1940"

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Children (1)

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Siblings (8)

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.

1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 10

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): probably a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Old French barat, Middle English bar(r)at, bar(r)et(te) ‘trouble, distress’, later ‘deception, fraud; contention, strife’. Through Norman settlement it also became common in Ireland, where it was Gaelicized as Baróid (Munster) and Baréid (Connacht).

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

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