William H. Barrigan
Lina Marie Altvater
Winslow E. Barrigan


Family Links

1. Violet Pearl Bury
2. Isabelle F. Poff

Winslow E. Barrigan 1 2 3

  • Born: 27 Nov 1899, , , Pennsylvania, USA 4
  • Marriage (1): Violet Pearl Bury in 1941 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Isabelle F. Poff in 1921 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2
  • Died: 1 Oct 1992, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 92 4

   FamilySearch ID: 9C6N-KGG.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6 The 1910 census recorded renting at 3224 Germantown Avenue: Lina M. Barrigan, divorced, dressmaker, 49, living with son Winslow E. Barrigan, 9. Winslow, his parents, and Lina were born in Pennsylvania. Lina's parents were born in Germany. The census columns record Lina had given birth to 4 children and all were alive in 1900.

2. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7 The 1920 census recorded renting at 35 North 54th Street: Lina Altvater, widowed, housekeeper, 59, living with son Winslow Barrigan, 18. They were born in Pennsylvania. Lina's parents were born in Germany. Winslow's father was born in New Jersery and mother in Pennsylvania. In the same address is machinist George Gilliam, 35, and his wife Clare, 29, and their children.

3. Census in 1930 in Abington Twp., Montgomery, PA. 8 The 1930 census recorded Winslow E. Barrigan, 29, divorced, living with his mother, Lina Altvater, widow, 69. The record indicates he was married at age 21. He, his mother and father were all born in Pennsylvania. His occupation is music teacher.

4. Newspaper: Lock Haven Express: Fire Destroys Barrigan Home, 2 May 1963, Lock Haven, Clinton, PA. 9 Fire Destroys Barrigan Home near Haneyville

HANEYVILLE - A new space heater, operating improperly, was blamed by firemen for the complete destruction by fire of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Winslow E. Barrigan near here early last night.
The Barrigans, former Philadelphians who visited this section often until locating here permanently after his retirement, did not have any insurance on the home, but there was some coverage on the contents. Mr. Barrigan said the loss may exceed $6,000.

Mrs. Barrlgan Away

Mr. Barrigan;'who lived four miles northwest of here, had left his home on the height of Hyner Mountain to have supper with his neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Lester D. Funk, who live nearby. Mrs. Barrigan was visiting in Philadelphia.
A passing motorist noticed the flames at the Barrigan house and stopped at the Funk home, which is closer to Coudersport Pike, to notify them of the fire.
Mr. Funk tried to telephone the Waterville Fire Co. but found that his telephone line was out. He drove to Haneyville and informed Samuel M. Saylor, a member of the Waterville Fire Co. A call was made to the Waterville firemen.
Aid came from the Woolrich, Dunnstown and Castanea Fire Cos. and from the Pennsylvania Department of Forest and Waters, all of which had tankers at the fire.

Alarm at 7 p.m.

The alarm was spread about 7 p.m. The firemen fought the blaze which had a great start but finally the roof caved in. They were there for about two hours. The Dunnstown firemen reported that they drove 24 miles to reach the fire.
The house is on Lock Haven Star Route but is in McHenny Township, Lycoming County, as the pike is the county line at that point.
Snow, still in patches on the ground, helped prevent the spread of the flames to the forest land there.
Mr. Barrigan retired a few years ago after long civilian service at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He has not been in the best of health recently. He remained at the Funk home today.

5. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Photo of Winslow Barrigan and Violet Barrigan musicians at reunion of 1930 Class of Ashland High School, 8 Jul 1975, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 10

6. Residence: 6926 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119 in Aug 1986 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5

7. Residence: Zip Code 19119 in 1992 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4

Winslow married Violet Pearl Bury, daughter of Hubert Bury and Martha Alwine Sophie Papenkuhl, in 1941 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.1 (Violet Pearl Bury was born on 16 Jun 1892 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA,4 11 12 13 14 died on 4 Apr 1989 in Philadelphia: Germantown Lutheran Home, Philadelphia, PA 3 4 12 14 15 and was buried on 6 Apr 1989 in Emmaus: Moravian Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 12 15 16.)

Winslow next married Isabelle F. Poff in 1921 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.2 The marriage ended in divorce. (Isabelle F. Poff was born in , , Pennsylvania, USA.)


1 Ancestry.com, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951, Marriage License 734253. Violet P. Christman and Winslow E. Barrigan.

2 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951 (FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JVHH-ZMS and https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JV96-QMZ : accessed 24 July 2015), Winslow E Barrigan and Isabelle F Poff, 1921; citing license number 442439, Clerk of the Orphan's Court. City Hall.

3 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), Apr 5, 1989. pg. B.14.

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

5 FamilySearch.org, United States Public Records Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KRK5-QQH Winslow E Barrigan.

6 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 37, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1407; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0922; FHL microfilm: 1375420.

7 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 44, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1645; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 1684; Image: 976.

8 1930 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township.

9 The Express (Lock Haven, Pennsylvania) (Lock Haven, Clinton, Pennsylvania.), 2 May 1963, page 1.

10 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 8 Jul 1975, page 3.

11 Marriage License.

12 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17218265&.

13 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF4K-NKL William Christman and Violet P. Bury, 03 Jul 1915; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 2,080,232.

14 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JPZR-2P8 SSN 159-09-8673 Violet P. Barrigan.

15 Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA (Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania), 5 Apr 1898, page 2. Obituary of Violet Barrigan.

16 Barnes, Helen Hale, daughter of Violet Pearl Bury (Letters from Helen Hale Barnes. 2005-6.).

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