Samuel George Barker

21 December 1860–20 February 1951 (Age 90)
Binbrook, Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Samuel George

When Samuel George Barker was born on 21 December 1860, in Binbrook, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Barker, was 26 and his mother, Rhoda Elizabeth Smith, was 28. He married Mary Ann Gifford on 27 May 1885, in Charlotteville, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Charlotteville, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Norfolk, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 20 February 1951, in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 90.

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Samuel George Barker
Mary Ann Gifford
Marriage: 27 May 1885
Mary Elizabeth Barker
George Lesley Barker
Frederick Edward William Barker

Spouse and Children

27 May 1885
Charlotteville, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada


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World Events (6)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 7

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 9

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 26

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English bark(en) ‘to tan’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.2 English: occupational name for a shepherd, Anglo-Norman French bercher (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became indistinguishable from the preceding name.3 Altered spelling of German Barger or Berger .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Barker, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Samuel Barker in entry for George Lessly Barker, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Samuel G Barker, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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