Minnie May Barry was the younger sister of Diana Barry and the daughter of George and Mrs. Barry.


Early lifeEdit

Minnie May was born in Orchard Slope, Avonlea, to George and Mrs. Barry in late 1873 or early 1874. She was raised there along with her older sister Diana.


In January 1877 her parents went to Charlottetown and Minnie May stayed home with Diana and Mary Joe. Unfortunately, she got croup and Diana was afraid that she could die. Diana ran to Green Gables for help and Matthew went for doctor.

Anne Shirley came with Diana to Orchard Slope and saved Minnie May's life with ipecac. After this incident Mrs. Barry forgave Anne and allowed the girls to see each other again.

School lifeEdit

Minnie May attended Avonlea school in September 1880, when she was six years old. Unknown teacher taught there during her first year. Then Anne Shirley, best friend of her sister Diana, became teacher. Minnie May loved her new teacher along with other classmates.

In October 1881, Dora and Davy Keith came to Green Gables. Minnie May befriended one year younger Dora. They became best friends and shared their secrets. Dora told her that she liked Paul Irving.

Later lifeEdit


Physical appearanceEdit


Minnie is the female given name, variant of Mary and Wilhelmina. It was popular in the 1870s. May is the female given name, variant of Mary, and means the fifth month.

Behind the scenesEdit


Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 13 images of Minnie May Barry (view category).


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