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Biography of Hon. John S. Barrett

The pluckiest men, those who may go down temporarily in the world’s great battle, but who will never give up the fight and are certain to overcome all obstacles and win the victory sooner or later, are those who have gone into the battle while yet in their childhood, and as boys have done the work of men, and have been men before their time. An illustration of this fact is afforded by the career of Hon. John S. Barrett, of Montpelier, Idaho. John S. Barrett was born in London, England, February 8, 1854. In 1860, when he was eight years old, he and an older sister were sent to the United States with a company bound for Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1864 his father, Henry Barrett, came over and made a home at Salt Lake City. He was a carpenter by trade, an Industrious and reputable citizen and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He died at Salt Lake City in 1897, aged eighty-four years. John S. Barrett had little opportunity for schooling, but he has gained much knowledge by the way he has gone through life and is a well informed man, with special ability for important business affairs. He attended district school a little and was sent to a night school a while. He began his active life as a farmer’s boy-of-all-work, drove team and labored in the harvest field, and at length got a chance to clerk in a store, where he soon developed ability to sell goods. This was the beginning of his real career. He persevered...

Biography of Colonel S. M. Barrett

Colonel S. M. Barrett, commandant of the Oklahoma Military Academy at Claremore and an author of note, is one of the most prominent men in northeastern Oklahoma. He is a native of Nebraska, his birth having occurred in Nebraska City on the 3rd day of March, 1865, a son of Robert W. Barrett, his father being an old plainsman. S. M. Barrett spent his early life in Nebraska but in youth he removed with his parents to Jackson County, Missouri, (near Kansas City) and at the age of twenty-one years went to Tulare County, California, where he became a freighter and bronco buster. He became an excellent shot and has perhaps never been so proud as on the occasion of shooting his first mountain lion, that kill being made in the Yosemite grant. His prowess as an expert gunman stood him in need at various times. Upon the entrance of the United States into the World war, Colonel Barrett was most anxious to get into active service, but because of his age and physical condition he was not admitted as a combatant. However, he was made special agent of the army for training drafted men. That was a sore disappointment to him, but like a true soldier he was determined to do the best he could for his country and he set about his work with a nerve and energy that won the respect of all under his command. Since 1919 he has been commandant of the Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore and this institution is, indeed, fortunate in securing him for its head. The Oklahoma Military Academy is...

Barrett, Rosa Palmer – Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. Walter C. Barrett, 78, who passed away last evening at the Valley General Hospital following a recent stroke, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday [died February 4, 1959] at the Evenson Chapel. Burial will follow in the Terrace Heights Cemetery in Yakima Mrs. Barrett, the former Rosa Palmer, was born in Virginia in 1881. She was married to Walter C. Barrett on Feb. 2, 1902, and they moved to Ellensburg in 1910. Barrett preceded her in death in 1953 Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lester J. (Lula) Ferguson of Alderwood Manor, Wash., and Mrs. Walter A. (Nan) Sahli of Detroit, Mich.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Dewite Pulliam, Seattle, and three great granddaughters. She is also survived by three brothers and a sister, all living in Virginia Contributed by: Sheli...

James L. Barrett

Private, Infantry, Co. G, 30th Div., 119th Reg.; of Pitt County; son of Joe and Mrs. Mamie Barrett. Entered service July 17, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transforred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 10, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Bellicourt, Cambrai, Hindenburg Line. Gassed at Hindenburg Drive. Sent to General Hospital No. 9, British. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 9,...

John R. Barrett

Private 1st Class, Infantry, of Supply Co., 30th Div. 120th Reg.; of Pitt County; son of J. H. and Mrs. Mamie Barrett. Entered service April 17, 1917, at Raleigh, N.C. Sent to Camp Bickett. Transferred to Camp Sevier and Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Hindenburg Drive, Bellicourt, Cambrai, Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 18,...

Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of government resembling that of the United States. It is a lesser known fact that there was considerably more intermarriage between Cherokees and Whites than any other tribe, so they have a genealogical significance far out of proportion to their historical numbers. There is also a great deal of genealogical data on the Cherokees, mostly in the form of census records and enrollment records. All of which is to point out the abundance of sources available to Emmet Starr when he came to pen his classic History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folklore. Not to diminish Mr. Starr’s contribution in writing about the early Cherokees, their constitution, treaties with the federal government, land transactions, school system, migration and resettlement, committees, councils, and officials, religion, language, and culture, and a host of other topics upon which he writes eloquently, but his stated purpose in writing the History was “to make it as near a personal history and biography of as many Cherokees as possible.” And in fact more than...

Biography of Charles A. Barrett

CHARLES A. BARRETT. – There is no good reason why the people of Oregon should not be as state. They are a selection from the residents of communities from all parts of American, and even from Europe, possessing the culture and intelligence of their native regions with the super-added experience of Western life. And we think that the work of settlement and development done by our people would be no discredit to any in the world. Mr. Barrett is from Maine, where he was born in 1852. After a few years in Massachusetts and also on the Pacific coast in California, he arrived in Umatilla county, Oregon, in 1872, – a young man full of courage and vigor. His life for six years was on Wild Horse creek in the employment of Mr. J.F. Adams. While there he helped drive overland to Cheyenne one of those bands of cattle which were so numerous in Oregon at that time. In 1880 he came to Centerville, and undertook the raising of sheep and the rearing of horses, retaining his sheep interest until quite recently. In 1883 he added to his other occupations the hardware and implement store of Kasson Smith, and is still operating in this line. His real estate is quite considerable, -farm of 160 acres near Weston; two hundred acres on Pine creek, ten miles north of Centerville; and four residence and two business lots on Main street in Centerville. On one of these residence lots he has a dwelling-house costing five thousand dollars. This is one of the best in the county. The fire-proof brick building twenty-five by...

Biography of Dr. Beverly A. Barrett

Dr. Barrett is the son of John S. and Margaret (Patterson) Barrett, and was born in St. Genevieve county, January 8, 1826. The father was also a physician, was a Virginian, and emigrated to this State in 1811, and was a member of the first Missouri General Assembly. Beverly A. was the sixth child of a family of ten children, and had the advantages of a common school education in his native county, subsequently attending a seminary taught by Fox and Davis at Fredericktown  He began the study of his profession in 1845, and after two years’ close application to medical lore, began the practice in Dallas county, Mo., where he remained till 1858, removing thence to Springfield, his present home. In 1864 he moved to St. Louis, and remained there till 1869, he moved back to Springfield which has been his constant place of adolescence then. Dr. Barrett has been in the active practice for thirty-five years, and has done as much labor as any physician in the Southwest. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and was at one time master of the lodge. He is also a member of the M. E. Church South and has been for about twenty-five years. Politically, he is a Democrat, and always acts with that party. He is a member of the State Medical Association, and keeps well up in professional literature. Dr. Barrett was married in 1847, to Miss Susan Randleman, in Buffalo, Dallas county, who bore him five children. His first wife died in St. Louis in 1865, and he was again married in 1871, to Miss Mary...

Biographical Sketch of John Crutchfield Barrett

(See Downing, Oolootsa and Halfbreed)-John Crutchfield Barrett, born December 22, 1872 in Corsicana, Texas, educated at Willie Halsell College, Vinita; married at Claremore October 5, 1898 Victoria Lipe, born February 1, 1874 at Oowala, Cherokee Nation; educated at the Female Seminary and the Oswego Female College, Oswego, Kansas. They are the parents of Flavius, born October 7, 1900; Jack, born September 3, 1903 ; Mary Bessie, born October 21, 1906. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett are Presbyterians; he is a Mason and member of the Deer clan; she is a member of the Wolf Clan Cherokees. John C. Barrett, son of Flavius Josepheus Barrett, born October 22, 1835 in Giles County Tennessee; captain Co. B. 15th Texas Cavalry in the Confederate service; he married Aug. 18, 1865 Saphronia J. Crutchfield, born November 16, 1851; he was elected to the Texas legislature from Wise county in 1866. He now lives at Vinita. DeWitt Clinton Lipe, born February 17, 1840, attended the Male Seminary in 1854, married March 1, 1871 Mary Elizabeth Archer, born October 19, 1847. She died March 18, 1894, and he died December 6, 1916. They were the parents of Nannie E., Victoria and Lola V. Lipe. By a previous marriage Mr. Lipe had a son John Gunter Lipe. DeWitt Clinton Lipe held the following offices:; Clerk of Cooweescoowee District Senator August 5, 1877; National Treasurer Nov. 11, 1879; Senator from which he resigned and was elected member Cherokee Citizenship court Nov. 1886. He was appointed on Cherokee Outlet Bonds, 1893, National Treas. Nov. 14, 1895 and elected County Clerk Rogers county, Oklahoma for the first term of that...
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