Ethel Mae Barrett

Female17 September 1923–7 June 1985

Brief Life History of Ethel Mae

When Ethel Mae Barrett was born on 17 September 1923, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States, her father, Simeon Allen Barrett, was 40 and her mother, Emily Bates, was 40. She married Wilbur R Gropp on 19 October 1946, in Missoula, Montana, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 9 Missoula City, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 7 June 1985, in San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 61.

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Wilbur R Gropp
Ethel Mae Barrett
Marriage: 19 October 1946

Sources (4)

  • Ethel Mae Barrett in household of Simson Barrett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel Mae Barrett, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Ethel Mae Qualey, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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  • Marriage
    19 October 1946Missoula, Montana, United States
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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 11

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 


    Age 18

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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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