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Frances D. "Fannie" Hallman Barrett
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1866
Winneshiek County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1954
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA

Frances was born in Iowa on June 8, 1866 to John and Martha (Light) Hallman. She was the oldest child, having 8 sisters and 1 brother.

Sometime after 1885, Frances married Francis "Frank" Fowler. In 1890, the couple were living in Delta County, Michigan at the birth of their child, Florence Fowler, in Baldwin Township. They remained in the Delta County area and had two more children, Frederick (b 1891) and Matilda "Tilly" (b 1893). I believe Frances also had two children who died, this is according to the 1900 census that lists she had 5 children/3 living.

In May 1898, Frank died. At the time they were living in Brampton, Delta County. They owned 80 acres of land they had acquired via a US Gov Land Patent in May 1897 by means of the Homestead Act of 1862. This Act allowed settlement of public lands and after five years residence and improvements/cultivation of said lands, the head of household could make application for deed, having to only pay a $15 filing fee.

Frank and Fannie had mortgaged this property for the sum of Two Hundred Dollars in 1897, and upon Frank's illness and death, were unable to pay the loan back and therefore Fannie lost the property in 1898. It was sold at public auction in January 1900.

Fannie married William Kingsley in December of 1898, but he was much older than her and they did not get along. Fannie left him and was working very hard to try to support herself and her children; including working in a Steam Laundry and in a hotel in Escanaba.

In early 1900, she and her children were boarding with a family named Murphy in Baldwin. She was their Housekeeper. Her sister, Rose Hallman Cobbledick, was living in Masonville, Delta County with her family as well, and Frederick "Freddie" had stayed with them for a time during that year.

In November 1900, the Delta County Superintendents of the Poor petitioned the court to place Fannie's oldest children, Florence and Frederick, in the Michigan State School, due to her lack of ability to support them. Fannie agreed with the decision. The two children were taken to the State School in Coldwater, Michigan in December of 1900.

Fannie then married Marshall Barrett in 1901 and she and Tilly resided with him in Duluth, Minnesota.

Tilly, who had married Charles Brown, died in February 1920 of influenza. Fannie and Marshall raised Tilly's youngest child, Franklin, who was born February 1920.

Upon Marshall Barrett's death in 1950 and with Frances being in very poor health, she went to live with her daughter, Florence, who resided in St Joseph County, Michigan. She lived there until her death on February 1, 1954.
Family links: 
  John Hallman (1843 - 1930)
  Martha Anne Light Hallman (1845 - 1940)
  Florence Martha Fowler Stevens (1890 - 1960)*
  Frederick Fowler (1891 - 1979)*
  Frances D. Hallman Barrett (1866 - 1954)
  Benjamin Hallman (1869 - 1933)*
  Katherine Hallman Woodard (1871 - 1930)*
  Bertha Hallman Buckland (1880 - 1932)*
  Maggie May Hallman (1885 - 1885)*
  Franky Estella Hallman (1888 - 1888)*
  Myrtle Hallman Hudson (1890 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No headstone
Oak Lawn Cemetery
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block J - Lot 48
Maintained by: Sherri
Originally Created by: Anne
Record added: Oct 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98178414
Frances D. Fannie <i>Hallman</i> Barrett
Added by: Sherri
Frances D. Fannie <i>Hallman</i> Barrett
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