Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos

 

signature of Jack Barrett's step[mother Mary Lane Barrett and her brothers and sister
p 49 Jack Barrett's stepmother was Mary Lane born 1858 probably Portsmouth New Hampshire - family came to MelroseMassachusetts 1886, where she became second wife November 1894 of widower John Robert Barrett. Their children were William Joseph October 24, l895, Mary Frances Feb 11, l898, and Kate probably 1889 (1900?). "Ma's" signature appears faintly in this copy with that of her sister Mrs. Kate Kernan and several of their brothers in these l929 probate papers. Several of the Lane brothers were in the plastering business and were wokring on the Barrett home at 640- East Seventh Street when Sophie Meranski Barrett first visited her in-laws there April 1932 on her return with Jack from China.
Subject: Mary Lane & family signatures
Year: 1929