William Lumpkin Barker

19 April 1882–20 July 1916 (Age 34)
Buchanan, Haralson, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Lumpkin

When William Lumpkin Barker was born on 19 April 1882, in Buchanan, Haralson, Georgia, United States, his father, John Lewis Barker, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Martha Howell, was 28. He had at least 1 son with Bersha Wheat. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Lamar, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 20 July 1916, in Merkel, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 34.

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William Lumpkin Barker
Bersha Lula Wheat
Martin Lewis Barker
William Barker

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    Martin Lewis Barker


    William Barker


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 4

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 11

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

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)

  • William S Barker in household of John B Barker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm Lumpkin Barton, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • William Lumpkin Barker in entry for Martin Lewis Barker, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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