Andrew Washington Barrett

Andrew Washington Barrett

Stockholm, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 17 Aug 1905 (aged 60)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 10382186 · View Source
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Served in the Union Army in the Civil War in Co. D, 3rd Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

He was born Washington Andrew Barrett in Vermont, to Joseph Beeman Barrett and Mehitable Noyes. He joined the Iowa Infantry in 1861 at the age of 16 and mustered out in 1865. In his later years he became Adjutant General and eventually wound up in Los Angeles where he served as Superintendent of the Railway and was a contractor who built many of the roads in early Los Angeles. He married Lillie Jean Pierce and they had 2 sons, Beeman Daniel and Adelbert M. After he and Lillie divorced, he married Pauline Behne. They had one son "JC" who only lived a few days. He was an avid fisherman and loved to go to Santa Catalina Island, off the Southern California coast where he and Pauline were both members of the Tuna Club. He died at the age of 60 of prostate cancer.





Army and Navy Organizations Pay Last Tribute to Memory of .Deceased Soldier at His Grave

Impressive funeral services were held over the remains of the late General A. W. Barrett yesterday afternoon at Dexter Samson's chapel.. 1132 South Flower street, at 2 o'clock and at Rosedale cemetery.

The casket was embowered with beautiful floral tributes from friends of the deceased. The simple ritualistic service of the Episcopal church was read by Rev. Baker P. Lee, rector of Christ church.

The funeral cortege was led by Miss Emma Oerrard, state color bearer, followed by members of Stanton post, G. A.R., of, which the deceased was a member.. Gen. R. Wankowskl, commander of the state militia, and staff led the funeral procession followed by Company C, 7th regiment, under command of Capt. D. Fisher; Company F, under command of Capt. McKenna; Company A, under command of Capt. Copp; Troop D, under command of Lieut. Jonas; naval militia, under command of Lieut. Woodbine.

The military and naval escorts were conveyed to the cemetery by funeral cars. At the cemetery the funeral cortege was preceded by the color bearer, Los Angeles Veteran drum corps and the G. A. R.

Commander N. C. Whims of Stanton post conducted the last rites, which were followed by a salute and taps.

The pallbearers were: J. M. Gulnn, Dr. H. H. Bartlett, Gen, C. F. A. Last, Fred A. Hines, Fred Baton, Gen. J. R. Mathews, Capt. A. C. Jones and Andrew McNally.

General Barrett served In Company D, Thirty-second lowa regiment, throughout the civil war, afterward returning to his lowa farm. In 1882 he removed to Los Angeles, residing here until his death. He was prominent In democratic party circles, served one term as member of the city council and chairman of the board of public works.

General Barrett was honored by Governor Budd by being appointed adjutant general of the state. During the term of Governor Gage he served as state bank commissioner. Later he engaged In insurance and real estate business. .

For some time General Barrett had been In ill health, and early in June went to Catallna. His condition became worse, and he was removed Monday to the Pacific hospital. His strength continued to fail until his death Thursday afternoon.

A widow and two sons survive him. The sons are Beeman D. Barrett of this city and Adelbert M. Barrett of Wakarusa, Kas. He also leaves one brother, Luther C. Barrett of Humbolt, Ia., and three sisters, Mrs. Hlrom Clough of : East Grove, Ia,, Mrs. Mary Hall, living in the northwest, and Mrs. S. F. Hartwell of Los Angeles.

From: Los Angeles Herald Aug. 21, 1905

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