Memorable Manitobans: Leonard Richard Barrett (1871-1931)
Born at Windsor, Ontario on 12 December 1871, brother of G. Barrett, he came to Manitoba with his family in 1882. He worked in the fire insurance business early in his work career, then took a clerical job at the Vulcan Iron Works. He rose through the rank until he eventually became Vice-President and General Manager while his brother Edward G. Barrett was President. He served as Vice-President of the Winnipeg Board of Trade and the Manufacturers Association. He was an active member of the Winnipeg Operatic Society. He died at Winnipeg, unmarried, on 26 November 1931 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“L. R. Barrett dies suddenly at age of 61,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 November 1931, page 1.
“Leonard R. Barrett succumbs suddenly,” Manitoba Free Press, 27 November 1931.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 22 September 2015
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