William DeWayne Barrett

25 January 1926–16 October 2011 (Age 85)
International Falls, Koochiching, Minnesota, United States

The Life of William DeWayne

When William DeWayne Barrett was born on 25 January 1926, in International Falls, Koochiching, Minnesota, United States, his father, William Petite Barrett, was 30 and his mother, Fayra Marguerite McBride, was 28. He married Myrtle Marie Huff on 11 January 1945. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Columbia City, Whitley, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Allen Township, Noble, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 16 October 2011, in Avilla, Noble, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Swan Cemetery, Swan Township, Noble, Indiana, United States.

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William DeWayne Barrett
Myrtle Marie Huff
Marriage: 11 January 1945
Nancy Jo Barrett

Spouse and Children

11 January 1945


    Nancy Jo Barrett


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 5

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 23

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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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Story Highlight

William D Barrett

William D Barrett, 84, of Avilla, died October 16, 2011 at the Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born on January 25, 1927 in International Falls, Minn., to William P. and Fayra (McBride) Barrett. On Jan …

Sources (3)

  • William Barrett in household of William Barrett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William D Barrett in household of William P Barrett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William D Or Bill Barrett in entry for Myrtle Marie Barrett, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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