Cresco Plain Dealer Feb. 21, 1930
Former Resident of Cresco Killed in Chicago Accident
John Barrett a former resident if Cresco, departed this life Feb. 13, 1930 at East Chicago, Ind. His death was the result of injuries sustained when struck by a car.
He was the youngest of a family of nine children and was born in Canada in 1861. He emigrated to Wisconsin with his mother when he was about four years old, his father died prior thereto. In 1878 he came to Howard County, Iowa and lived in this county till about ten years ago. For the last three years he has been in the employ of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at East Chicago.
On Feb. 20, 1895 he was united in marriage with Ann Daly. This union was blessed with six sons. His wife and one son, Ed, preceded him in death.
Mr. Barrett was brought to the home of his niece, Mrs. Zita Baker of Cresco on Sunday last. The funeral was held at St. Kierans church on Monday, Feb. 17 and he was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Father Krull, pastor of the church, officiated.
Mr. Barrett leaves to mourn his death five sons, John and James of St. Paul, William, Clement and Thomas of East Chicago, Ind., two brothers, Ed of Elma and Anthony of Greenwood, Wis., who were unable to be present at the funeral on account of ill health. His five sons and a nephew, John Cavanaugh of Minneapolis were pall bearers. The sons have the deep and sincere sympathy of the community in their sorrow.