Matilda Barrett

28 May 1843–28 September 1921 (Age 78)
Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Matilda

When Matilda Barrett was born on 28 May 1843, in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, William Barrett, was 42 and her mother, Phoebe Colbourn, was 18. She married William Hobbs on 2 October 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Unionville, Meagher, Montana, United States in 1870 and West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 28 September 1921, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hobbs
Matilda Barrett
Marriage: 2 October 1860
Sara Ann Hobbs
William Hobbs
George Henry Hobbs
Laura Dora Hobbs
Charles Washington Hobbs
Thomas Henry Hobbs
Thomas William Hobbs
John Edwin Hobbs
Albert Leroy Hobbs
Kate Eileen Hobbs
James Arthur Hobbs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1860Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 7
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Jefferson, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Jefferson, Montana Territory, United States 1865: Gallatin, Montana Territory, United States 1866: Meagher, Montana Territory, United States 1867: Gallatin, Montana Territory, United States 1867: Meagher, Montana Territory, United States 1889: Meagher, Montana, United States 1897: Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States

    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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    Brief History of Phoebe Colbourn Barrett

    BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOEBE COLBURN BARRETT Phoebe Colbourn was born in Hortin, Gloucestershire, England, August 8, 1824 (Refer to map) She married William Barrett on the 18, January 1841. William's firs …

    Sources (40)

    • Matilda Hobbs in household of Wm Hobbs, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Matilda Barrett in entry for James Arthur Hobbs and Anna M. Witherell, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Latelda Barrett in entry for John Edison Hobbs, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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