Harold Elmer Barron was born in Nova Scotia on December 7, 1886. He arrived in the United States in 1890, but from then until his World War I draft registration dated in June, 1917, we have found no record of him or his family.
Harold’s draft registration card describes him as single, of medium build, with blue eyes and light hair. He was living at 27 Fuller Street with his sister Sadie Wragg and her husband Wallace and their daughter Hazel. Harold worked as a carpenter for L.W. Eddy, a contractor with a shop on Nonquit Street.
Harold enlisted on December 1, 1917, and served with Receiving Companies at Camp Johnston, Floriday through January, 1918. He was with the Provisional M Truck Co #5 to the end of February and the with M Truck Company 443 until his discharge in June, 1919. From September, 1918, to May, 2019, he was with M Truck Company 443 as part of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe.
Upon his return to civilian life, he was once again a carpenter, sometimes working for contractor L.W. Eddy,where he had worked before the war. He lived at 27 Fuller Street with his sister’s family for a few years. Then he moved to 20 Windermere Road in the later 1920s. He was living at that address when he became a United States citizen on November, 24, 1924. By 1930 he was living at 6 Humphreys Place with wife Myrtle. The entry in the Census for 1930 gives his age as 40 and hers as 21, though he was really 44. Later that year they had a son who was named Harold Elmer Barron Jr.
From 1932 until at least 1952, Harold lived at 21 Monadnock Street. The 1940 Census shows Harold and his son living at this address with a housekeeper, but there is no mention of his wife Myrtle. The last mention of Harold we found was in the annual Boston list of residents for 1952, reporting his age as 65 and occupation still as a carpenter.
Boston City Directories
Boston Lists of Residents
US Census 1920, 1930, 1940
US Naturalization Records on Ancestry.com
World War I draft registration on Ancestry.com
World War I service record. Military, Compiled Service Records. World War I. Carded Records. Records
of the Military Division of the Adjutant General’s Office, Massachusetts National Guard.
World War II draft registration on Ancestry.com