Laurence Barrett family papers
1938-1960s (bulk 1938-1945)
Laurence Barrett, the son of Robertson Barrett and Mabel Backus, was born in 1915 in New York, and had at least three siblings: Robertson, Jr. ("Bob"), Adelaide ("Heidi"), and Geoffrey. After pursuing a career in education, he joined the Navy Reserve shortly before the outbreak of World War II. He reached the rank of lieutenant during the war, serving on the USS PC-1176 , a submarine chaser. His brother Bob was a pilot for the Army Air Forces, while Heidi remained in Katonah, New York. Laurence and his wife, Ruth DeVoe, had three children: Barbara, Laurence, and Timothy. He died in 2002.