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Walter Winn Barrett

Source:  LAMPASAS LEADER - August 1936
Transcribed by Kay Keele <jrkkee @ centex . net>, Dec 2010


Walter Winn Barrett, 78, died at his home at Lake Victor Wednesday afternoon, August 19, at 2:30 o'clock.  Funeral services were held in the Naruna Baptist Church this morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. A. V. Feild.  Burial was in the Naruna Cemetery.
Mr. Barrett was a native Texan, born in Polk County on June 15, 1858.  He had lived in the Lake Victor section for more than twenty years and had been a gin man most of his life.  He had been a member of the Presbyterian Church since early manhood.  He is survived by his widow and seven children.
NOTES from Transcriber:

Walter Winn Barrett was the son of William and Susan H. Winn Barrett who married in Polk County, Texas, July 23, 1857.  (Susan Winn was the daughter of James and Elizabeth T. Bradley Winn who arrived in Texas in May 1825.  On March 31, 1831, James received one league of land (4428.4 acres) from the Mexican government as a part of Stephen F. Austin's second impresario contract). 

W. W. married Pollie Ann Shriber/Shreiber on February 10, 1878, in Coryell County, Texas, and they were the parents of:  

  1. Minta Mae, born May 18, 1880, and married John Paul Jones,  Jr. 
  2. Willie B., born December 9, 1881, and married Alexander Hamilton (Ham) Traweek 
  3. Lillian, born April 27, 1884; died July 16, 1901.
  4. Fred Ernest, born August 22, 1886, and married Mary Ellen (Ell) Jones.
  5. Lawrence, born March 27, 1890; died September 12, 1892.
  6. Ralph Verna, born January 10, 1892, and married Eva Risinger.
  7. Bertha Lee, born September 3, 1895, and married Edward Harris (Ed) Farquhar.
  8. Ruth Berneice, born July 29, 1897, and married James Lloyd Hutto. 
  9. Thelma Evelyn, born March 7, 1900, and married Ray Gentry.
  10. Charles Winn, born August 24, 1902, and married Della Mae Roberts.
Walter Winn Barrett spent his working years building, operating and maintaining cotton gins, and among his business locations was the Lake Victor Gin in it's early years.  He was instrumental in the planning and the building of the Lake Victor Masonic Lodge where he served as the first Worshipful Master.  He and Pollie Barrett are buried in the Naruna Cemetery.  Also buried there are his father, William, and his sister, Lillian Barrett.  

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