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New York Obituaries - 1899 - Mrs. Bridget Barrett
Mrs. Bridget Barrett, ninety-five years old, died at her home, 512 East Seventeenth
Street, yesterday, from the effects of a fall she received several weeks ago. She was
the mother of eight children, the grand-mother of fourteen, and the great-grand-mother
of two children. Mrs. Barrett was born in Eiska, County Sligo, Ireland, on
June 17, 1804. During the epidemic of yellow-fever in 1849 Mrs. Barrett was stricken
with the disease, and left for dead while her relatives went for a coffin. Forty years ago
she and her husband came to New York.
Source: NY Times, Monday, Jul 3, 1899
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