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 she stayed home with Diana and Mary Joe. Unfortunately, she got croup and Diana, afraid that she would certainly die, ran to Green Gables for help and Matthew went for the 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 started attending Avonlea school in September 1880, when she was six years old, and was taught by Miss Ames. A year later, Anne Shirley, took over the position. Minnie May loved her new teacher, as did her classmates.

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

Later lifeEdit


Physical appearanceEdit


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

Behind the scenesEdit


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