BARRETT, CHARLES - Minnehaha County, South Dakota | CHARLES BARRETT - South Dakota Gravestone Photos

Charles BARRETT

Woodlawn - Sioux Falls Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

CO .A
46 ILL. INF
10 Apr 1839 - 18 Feb 1922

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BARRETT, CHARLES, is a native of Mayo County, Ireland, and was born in 1842. He emigrated with his parents to United States in 1848, and lived in Buffalo, New York, until 1850, when they removed to Wheeling, Virginia, where they remained until 1856, and then removed to Freeport, Illinois. He attended school and acquired a fair business education at that place. In September, 1861, he enlisted in the 46th Illinois Regiment and went to the front. At the great battle of Shiloh he was seriously wounded in his hip and so disabled that he was discharged from the service; the bullet which disabled him not being removed until six years and seven months later. He went back to his old home and resided there until 1878 when he came to Sioux Falls and engaged in the real estate business, and soon became known far and wide as the “Great Locator.” He engaged in farming in McCook County for a while, but believing in the future success of Sioux Falls he sold out his farm and returned to the real estate business at this place where he has ever since remained. He owns much valuable real estate, and has built a large number of buildings in the city, and has devoted his whole time and attention to its improvement. Mr. Barrett is a Mason, and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine; has been Commander of Joe Hooker Post No.10 G.A.R, is a prominent Odd Fellow, and a gentleman who is highly regarded for his many excellent qualities. His standing is that of an honest, upright businessman, a good citizen and a genial liberal hearted gentleman.

History of Minnehaha County South Dakota
D.R. Bailey 1899 page 438

Contributed on 11/27/09 by 9katz
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Submitted: 11/27/09 • Approved: 12/7/15 • Last Updated: 12/10/15 • R32917-G0-S3

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