Barrett, William Thomas (1867-1950)

William Thomas Barrett was a physician. He lived at 1059 Chilco Street in 1913.

He was born in Barriefield, Ontario, near Kingston, on January 31, 1867. His father was Henry Barrett; his mother was Ellen Hickey.

He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba, and graduated with a degree in medicine in 1897. About 1898, he had moved to the Yukon Territory, where he worked with the Guggenheim Mining Company. Later he served on the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital in Dawson City.

In 1909, he was the health officer for the Yukon Territory.

By 1911, he had arrived in Vancouver. His offices were at 709 Dunsmuir Street; he was living at No. 107, 785 Granville Street.

On October 3, 1911, in London, Ontario, he married Stella Regan. She was born on March 13, 1879, in London, Ontario. Her father was Daniel Regan; her mother was Mary Donovan.

In August 1913, Stella left Vancouver to travel to Europe. On the way, she stopped to visit with relatives in London, Ontario. William was to join her at the end of September 1913, and they were planning to stay for two years, while William did postgraduate study.

About 1915, William moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where he established a medical practice. He was on the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Victoria.

In 1936, he was working as an assistant to Dr. Alan Peebles of the British Columbia Health Insurance Commission.

In 1942, William went to Kingston, Ontario, for a visit with his sister, “Miss Barrett, William Street, and his brother, Mr. John Barrett, Highway 15.”

William retired in 1948, and lived for a time in the Union Club in Victoria. He died in Victoria on December 14, 1950. He was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

Stella died in Victoria on December 16, 1953. She was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

William and Stella had two children.

 

William B. Barrett

William B. Barrett was born about 1913. He was an accountant with the Imperial Bank of Commerce in Vancouver. He was married to Constance.

In 1950 and 1953, William and Constance were living on Burnaby Street in Vancouver. By 1955, they were living in North Vancouver, British Columbia.  No further information is available for them at this time.

 

John Henry Desmond Barrett

John Henry Desmond Barrett was born in St. Albans, England on March 28, 1914.

He went to school at St. Louis College and Victoria College. Later, he enrolled in the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, and graduated in 1935. During the Second World War, he was a major, serving as a civil engineer with the Royal Canadian Engineers in the Canadian Army. He died on November 2, 1944, in Belgium, after his vehicle was in collision with another truck. He was buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery in Belgium.

 

Sources

William Thomas Barrett

American College of Surgeons, Ninth Year Book, 1922-1923, page 288;http://scans.library.utoronto.ca/pdf/5/35/yearbook1922ameruoft/yearbook1922ameruoft.pdf: “Barrett, William Thomas, M.D., Union Bank Building, Victoria, British Columbia. Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba (Manitoba Medical College), 1897. Gynecologist, St. Joseph’s Hospital; Member of Visiting Staff, Royal Provincial Jubilee Hospital.”

Yukon Genealogy, http://www.yukongenealogy.com/cgi_bin/databases/search.asp?query=barrett.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9MFF-S2Q6 : accessed 15 Jun 2014), Wm Thomas Berrett, F, Unorganized Territories/territoires Non-organisés, The Territories, Canada; citing p. 8, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario

Polk’s Gazetteer 1903 directory, BARRETT WM. T.: Physician and surgeon.

Report of Territorial Sanitary Inspector, June 30, 1909, Dr. W.T. Barrett, Health Officer, Yukon Territory, http://yukondigitallibrary.ca/Publications/JournalsCouncilYukon1909/index.html#/88/zoomed.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9M6N-XZD6 : accessed 15 Jun 2014), William Thomas Barrett and Stella Regan, 03 Oct 1911; citing registration , London, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1888061.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9M6N-6TTW : accessed 15 Jun 2014), Wm Thomas Barrett and Stella Regan, 03 Oct 1911; citing registration , London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1887245.

“On Dit,” Vancouver Sun, September 1, 1913, page 8: “Mrs. W.T. Barrett, of Chilco street, has taken departure for Europe, but is meanwhile spending a short time en route with relatives at London, Ontr., where she will be joined towards the close of the month by Dr. Barrett. They expect to make a stay of two years’ duration in Europe.

The Canadian Medical Association Journal, July 1936, page 106, http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/picrender.cgi?artid=354013&blobtype=pdf: “. . . Dr. Alan Peebles has been appointed chairman of the Health Insurance Commission, with W.T. Barrett, M.D., of Victoria to assist him. . . .”

1941 May – BC Laws, www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/1941_may, 701 Health Insurance Act – Re-appointing William Thomas Barrett. Acting Chairman of the Health Insurance Commission. Approved on the 21st day of May, 1941.

Kingston Whig Standard, Saturday, November 7, 1942, page 6, Social and Personal Items, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onfronte/research-newspaper-whigstandard1942.html

Dr. W. T. Barrett of Victoria B.C., who has been the guest of his sister, Miss Barrett, William Street, and his brother, Mr John Barrett, Highway 15, has returned to the coast.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN59-TXT : accessed 15 Jun 2014), William Thomas Barrett, 14 Dec 1950; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13206, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032634.

William Thomas Barrett, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, December 15, 1950, page 23: “Barrett – On December 14, 1950, at Victoria, B.C. Dr. William Thomas Barrett, M.D., aged 83 years; born in Kingston, Ont., and a resident of this city for over 35 years. Survived by his wife, Stella, and one son, William B., of Vancouver, B.C. Prayers will be offered in Hayward’s B.C. Funeral Chapel Friday evening and Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 16, 1950, at 9 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Interment in family plot in Ross Bay Cemetery.”

“Dr. W.T. Barrett Dies; Studied Health Plan,” Victoria Daily Colonist, December 16, 1950, page 8.

Dr. W.T. Barrett, obituary, Canadian Medical Association Journal, March 1951; Volume 64, no 3, page 282;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1821896/?page=1

 

Stella Regan (wife of William Thomas Barrett)

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN1L-6S7 : accessed 15 Jun 2014), Daniel Regan, Ward 3, London (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 55; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13270, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375906.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/M7YR-VFN : accessed 15 Jun 2014), Stellia Regan, Ward 1, London City, Ontario, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148153.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9MFX-HLRP : accessed 15 Jun 2014), Daniel Regan, D, London (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 12, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

1911 Census of Canada, Ontario, London, 38 London, page 2, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=151864&highlight=50&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Stella+Regan

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN53-9Z2 : accessed 15 Jun 2014), Stella Barrett, 16 Dec 1953; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13218, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032872.

Stella Barrett, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, December 18, 1953, page 28; Victoria Daily Colonist, December 19, 1953, page 20. :”Barrett – In Victoria, B.C., on Dec. 16, 1953, Stella Barrett, widow of Dr. William T. Barrett; born in London., and a resident of this city since 1916. She leaves one son, William B. Barrett of Vancouver, B.C., Prayers will be offered in Hayward’s B.C. Funeral Chapel at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, and Requiem Mass will be sung in St. Andrew’s Cathedral on Saturday at 9 a.m. Interment in family plot, Ross Bay Cemetery.”

 

William B Barrett (son of William Thomas Barrett)

William B Barrett and Constance M. Barrett, Vancouver directories: 1950 to 1955.

 

John Henry Desmond Barrett (son of William Thomas Barrett)

Creston Review, July 05, 1935, page 1:Royal Military College, List of Western Graduates, and Those Receiving Diplomas: . . . Cadet John Henry Desmond Barrett, Victoria (graduated).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN5P-8W4 : accessed 15 Jun 2014), John Henry Desmond Barrett, 02 Nov 1944; citing Belgium, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B14424, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2231494.; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=f84e4c3e-42c6-4c93-8615-4b5188574371

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, In memory of Major John Henry Desmond Barrett, November 2, 1944, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2254874.

John Henry Desmond Barrett, http://www.canadaatwar.ca/memorial/world-war-ii/128971/major-john-henry-desmond-barrett/

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