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


Bill and Jack Barrett in living room at 52 Emmonsdale Road, West Roxbury, Massachusetts p 8 # 57 {J} {W} {R}
Photo by John junior of "Uncle Bill" Barrett born October 24, l895 visiting his elder half-brother Commander John Berchmans Barrett, USN Retired born August 28, l888. At this time Bill was Secretary of the Metropolian Life Insurance Company and lived at Wakeman Place, Darien Connecticut, commuting to their New York headquarters. His name apppeared on millions of Metropolitan policiies for eleven years l951-l962. He was interested in the historical books of his neighbor Louise Hall Tharp, "Company of Adventurers" on the Hudson Bay Company, "The Peabody Sisters of Salem, and one on Nathaniuel Bowditch "the navigator". His Son William Joel Barrett and wife Sara from Indiana live in Rumson New Jersey and have sons Bill, Brian, Peter and Christopher and one grandchild.
Subject: Bill and Jack Barrett wi maps
Year: 1954