Fonds MS123 - George Barrett fonds

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George Barrett fonds

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  • 1898 - 1951 (Creation)
    Barrett, George John

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Textual and photographic material.

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Biographical history

George John Barrett (son of Peter Barrett and Horteuse Langille) was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia on 21 March 1876 and died 28 December 1953, Saint John, New Brunswick. His death certificate lists him as a watchmaker. His wife, Irene Peers Langille (daughter of Christopher Langille and Lucinda Martin,)was born in River John, Nova Scotia on 24 May 1881 and died 4 February 1962, Saint John, New Brunswick. By 1901, the family had moved to Fredericton and is recorded in the census with their daughter Margaret (1900-1998), George’s sister Margaret (born 1881) and two boarders, Edgar Langille (born 1877) and Banford Langille (born 1883). The 1901 census identifies George as a bicycle maker. By the 1911 census, the family had moved to Saint John.

Margaret married Clarence B. Beatteay and lived in Saint John West. The couple had two daughters Beryl and Elizabeth.

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Series consists of correspondence between Chauncey Coleman and George Barrett and photographs pertaining to bicycle racing.

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Records were donated by Elizabeth Beatteay, George Barrett’s grand daughter, in July 2003 (FRM acc. 2008.8).


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  • English

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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

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MC300 York-Sunbury Historical Society Collection

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See also MS 44 / 319 for additional photos.

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