Biography of Theodore A. Barrett
North Central Ohio Biographies

Theodore A. Barrett is a successful young business man of Norwalk, where he is business manager of the Experiment News Company. He was born at New London, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1901, the son of Lewis A. and Lillian (Arnold) Barrett.

Lewis A. Barrett, deceased, was a native of Huron County. He spent his early life on a farm and was a machinist by trade. He spent several years in the employ of the Arnold-Creager Company of New London as foreman, and later engaged in business for himself as a road contractor. He was living retired at the time of his death in July, 1929. Mr. Barrett is buried at New London. He was a Republican, a member of the Congregational Church and belonged to the Loyal Order of Moose. Lillian (Arnold) Barrett was born at Adams, Mass., and now lives at New London. To Mr. and Mrs. Barrett were born six children: Mildred, married S. F. Noble, lives at Kalamazoo, Mich.; Frances, married G. A. Jones, lives at Berkley, Calif.; Theodore A., the subject of this sketch; Donald T., lives at Kalamazoo, Mich.; Marshall and Betty, both students.

Theodore A. Barrett obtained his education in the public schools of New London and is a graduate of New London High School, class of 1920. He spent two years at the College of Electrical Engineering, Milwaukee, Wis., and began his business career as a salesman in the employ of the Hurley Machine Company, of Chicago. He later was identified with the Ohio Public Service Company, and in January, 1928, came to Norwalk to accept the position of business manager of the Experiment News Company.

In February, 1924, Mr. Barrett was united in marriage with Miss Ivon Davis, the daughter of Col. Albert W. and Emma L. (Benson) Davis. A sketch of Col. Albert W. Davis appears elsewhere in this history. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett are the parents of a daughter, Nancy, born in 1926.

Mr. Barrett is a Democrat and belongs to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Sigma Theta Phi fraternity. He is an active member of the Norwalk Business Men's Association.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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