WILLIAM M. BARRETT, owner and proprietor of a general store at Wintersville, O., was born in Island Creek Township, Jefferson County, April 7, 1853 and is a son of CHarles and Rebecca (Palmer) Barrett.
William M. Barrett attended the common schools until he was about seventeen years of age. His first work was done as a driver for a milk wagon, which he continued for two and one-half years, after which he spent the same time as clerk in a restaurant. Mr. Barrett then embarked in the mercantile business which he has continued at the same stand for twenty years. He resides with his mother, who owns the residence property, but the store building belongs to him. Both he and his mother are members of the Methodist Episcopal CHurch. Like his late father, who was a verteran of the Civil War, he has always been identified with the Republican party. He is one of Cross Creek Township's best known and most respected citizens.