Barrett, William Thomas (1867-1950)

 

William Thomas Barrett - Victoria Daily Times - May 21 1936 - page 1 - column 7

Victoria Daily Times, May 21, 1936, page 1, column 7.

 

 

Wm T Barrett - Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory - 1913 - Part 1 - page 594

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 1, page 594 [edited image].

 

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

 

Early Life

William Thomas Barrett was born in Barriefield, Ontario, near Kingston, on January 31, 1867. His parents were Henry Barrett (1832–1901) and Ellen Hickey (1839–1909).

William studied medicine at the University of Manitoba, and he graduated with a degree in medicine in 1897.

About 1898, he 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.

 

Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, June 1899, page 176, http://books.google.ca/books?id=MiMDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA176&lpg=PA176&dq=dawson+yukon+%22w+t+barrett%22+OR+%22william+t+barrett%22&source=bl&ots=iwr6VkWwOM&sig=58dHK-mVkil4NvPQELYhcWm295A&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ReGdU-mUHcfjoATrh4CwAw&ved=0CEIQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q&f=false

Dr W T Barrett – Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, June 1899, page 176, https://books.google.ca/books?id=MiMDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA176#v=onepage&q&f=false.

 

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

 

To Vancouver

In May 1910, William became qualified to practice medicine in British Columbia.

 

W T Barrett - passed examination to practice medicine in British Columbia - Vancouver Province - May 13 1910 - page 32 - column 6

Vancouver Province, May 13, 1910, page 32, column 6.

 

Later, he visited Vancouver.

 

Dr Barrett - of Dawson - visiting Vancouver - Vancouver Province - May 28 1910 - page 5 - column 2

Vancouver Province, May 28, 1910, page 5, column 2.

 

By the fall of 1910, he had established his medical practice in Vancouver. In October, he moved to the Tunstall Block, at 709 Dunsmuir Street.

 

Dr Barrett - move to Tunstall block - Vancouver Province - October 4 1910 - page 28 - column 2

Vancouver Province, October 4, 1910, page 28, column 2.

 

 

Tunstall Block - 709 Dunsmuir Street - about 1912 - City of Vancouver Archives - CVA 660-326; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/tunstall-block-at-709-dunsmuir-street

Tunstall Block – 709 Dunsmuir Street – about 1912 – City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 660-326; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/tunstall-block-at-709-dunsmuir-street.

 

 

Marriage to Stella Regan

On October 3, 1911, in London, Ontario, William married Stella Lorraine Regan. She was born on March 13, 1879, in London, Ontario. Her parents were Daniel Regan and Mary Donovan.

 

W T Barrett and Stella Regan - wedding - Vancouver Daily World - October 4 1911 - page 24- column 4

Vancouver Daily World, October 4, 1911, page 24, column 4.

 

 

Further Medical Career

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.

 

Later Life

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 he lived for a time at the Union Club in Victoria. He died in Victoria on December 14, 1950. He was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

 

William Thomas Barrett - death notice - Victoria Daily Colonist - December 15 1950 - page 28 - column 1

Victoria Daily Colonist, December 15, 1950, page 28, column 1.

 

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

 

`Victoria Daily Times, December 18, 1953, page 32, column 1.

Victoria Daily Times, December 18, 1953, page 32, column 1.

 

William and Stella had two children.

 

William Bernard Barrett

William Bernard Barrett was born in Vancouver on November 10, 1912.

He was an accountant with the Imperial Bank of Commerce in Vancouver.

On November 5, 1949, in Vancouver, he married Constance Margaret Hickman. She was born on November 9, 1909 in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Her parents were Christopher Hickman and Janet Smith.

 

William Bernard Barrett and Constance Margaret Hickman - marriage - Vancouver Sun - November 12 1949 - page 31 - column 3

Vancouver Sun, November 12, 1949, page 31, column 3.

 

In 1950 and 1953, William and Constance were living on Burnaby Street in Vancouver. By 1955, they were living in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Constance died In North Vancouver on December 26, 1994.

 

Constance M Barrett - death notice - Vancouver Sun - January 4 1995 - page 13 - column 3

Vancouver Sun, January 4, 1995, page 13, column 3.

 

 

William died in North Vancouver on March 9, 1996.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 14, 1996, page E1, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, March 14, 1996, page E1, column 2.

 

 

John Henry Desmond Barrett

John Henry Desmond Barrett was born in St. Albans, England on March 28, 1914. (He was often called “Desmond Barrett.”)

He went to school at St. Louis College and Victoria College. Later, he enrolled in the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, and he graduated in 1935.

On December 1, 1939, in Vancouver, Desmond married Rosalie Ethel (“Rolie”) Moore, who was an accomplished commercial pilot in British Columbia. She was born on November 8, 1912.

 

Desmond Barrett and Rosalie Ethel Moore - wedding - Vancouver Sun - December 1 1939 - page 10 - column 2

Vancouver Sun, December 1, 1939, page 10, column 2.

 

During the Second World War, Desmond was a major, serving as a civil engineer with the Royal Canadian Engineers in the Canadian Army. He died in a military vehicle collision in Belgium on November 2, 1944. He was buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery in Belgium.

 

 

John Henry Desmond Barrett - death - Vancouver Sun - December 8 1944 - page 4 - column 1

Vancouver Sun, December 8, 1944, page 4, column 1.

 

On October 7, 1949, Rolie married James Dennis (“Denny”) Pierce. Denny died on August 1, 1972.

Rolie died in Coquitlam, British Columbia on August 5, 1999.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 10, 1999, page B6, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, August 10, 1999, page B6, column 3.

 

 

Sources

Henry Barrett (father of William Thomas Barrett)

Henry Barrett (1832–1901); Birth: ABT 1832, Ontario; Death: 28 MAY 1901, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-HSZN : 17 March 2018), Henry Barrett and Ellen Hickey, 25 Sep 1860; citing Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,056.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4W9-XX3 : 24 October 2018), Henry Barret, East Camden, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXJ-WN1 : 20 May 2019), Henry Barrett, Pittsburgh, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Henry Barrett, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2R-B6P : 3 August 2016), Henry Barrett, Pittsburgh, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148138.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH2P-7J6 : 16 December 2019), Henry Barrett, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J61S-XM9 : 26 March 2020), Henry Barrett, 28 May 1901; citing Pittsburgh, Frontenac, Ontario, cn 10056, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,090.

 

Ellen Hickey (mother of William Thomas Barrett)

Ellen Hickey (1839–1909); Birth: ABT. 1839, Glengarry; Death: 31 DEC 1909, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-HS8L : 17 March 2018), Henry Barrett and Ellen Hickey, 25 Sep 1860; citing Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,056.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4W9-XXQ : 24 October 2018), Helen Barret in household of Henry Barret, East Camden, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXJ-WJM : 20 May 2019), Elean Barrett in household of Henry Barrett, Pittsburgh, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Henry Barrett, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2R-B65 : 3 August 2016), Ellen Barrett, Pittsburgh, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148138.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH2P-7JX : 16 December 2019), Annie Barrett in household of Henry Barrett, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDLJ-6PX : 26 March 2020), Ellen Barrett, 31 Dec 1909; citing Pittsburgh, Frontenac, Ontario, yr 1909 cn 12804, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,489.

 

William Thomas Barrett

American College of Surgeons, Ninth Year Book, 1922-1923, page 288; “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.”

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4W9-QM9 : 24 October 2018), Wm Thos Barret in household of Henry Barret, East Camden, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXJ-WJQ : 20 May 2019), William Barrett in household of Henry Barrett, Pittsburgh, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Henry Barrett, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“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.

“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: “. . . Dr. Alan Peebles has been appointed chairman of the Health Insurance Commission, with W.T. Barrett, M.D., of Victoria to assist him. . . .”

British Columbia Order in Council 701/1941; http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/oic/arc_oic/0701_1941; 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: “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.

 

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 Bernard Barrett (son of William Thomas Barrett)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1996-09-006114; William Bernard Barrett; Date of death: March 9, 1996; place of death: North Vancouver; age at death: 83.

 

Constance Margaret Hickman (wife of William Bernard Barrett)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1994-09-025847; Constance Margaret Barrett; Date of Death: December 26, 1994; Place of Death: North Vancouver; Age at Death: 85.

 

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 Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1939-09-482285; John Henry D Barrett and Rosalie Ethel Moore; date of marriage: December 1, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver.

“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.

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.

 

Rosalie Ethel Moore (wife of John Henry Desmond Barrett)

Life with the Moores of Hart House, by Harry Pride, City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission, 2002; page 5; https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/viewer/museumlibrary6304-12?q=%22Marriage%22&p=12.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1939-09-482285; John Henry D Barrett and Rosalie Ethel Moore; date of marriage: December 1, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver.

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