SAMUEL W. BARRETT was born in the Scullville section of Egg Harbor Township NJ around 1864, to Frederick and Emeline Barrett. His father was a seaman when the census was taken in 1870. When the census was taken in 1880, Frederick Barrett was a farmer, but four of his sons, including Samuel, gave their occupations as "bayman".

Samuel Barrett came to Camden shortly after the 1890-1891 City Directory was compiled. He also married around this time. He took a job as a trolley car motorman for the Public Service company around 1899. He would remain in this position until he retired in May of 1935. 

At the time of the 1910 Census, Samuel Barrett and his first wife Clara were living at 536 South 3rd Street. In January of 1920 the census was once again enumerated. Samuel Barrett had remarried, and had bought a home at 516 Newton Avenue. This remained his residence until his death in February of 1936. Three daughters, Beatrice, Pearl, and Delores had joined the family by then. 

Samuel Barrett was a member of the the official board of the First Methodist Episcopal Church at South 6th and Stevens Streets.

Samuel Barrett died at home on February 26, 1936. He was buried at Scullville, in Egg Harbor Township. 

Camden Courier-Post - February 28, 1936


Samuel Barrett, 66, retired trolley car motorman, died Wednesday at his home, 516 Newton avenue. He had been ill since last May, and retired five years ago after 36 years with Public Service. He was a member of the official board of the First Methodist church, and is survived by his widow, Emma; three daughters, and a brother, who lives in Pleasantville. His daughters, all of Camden are Mrs. William Johnson, Pearl, a clerk at the Camden County Chamber of Commerce, and Dolores. Funeral services will be held Monday. Burial will be at Scullville, where Mr. Barrett was born.