Mary Abigail Barker

1878–Female
Mazon, Grundy, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Abigail

When Mary Abigail Barker was born in 1878, in Mazon, Grundy, Illinois, United States, her father, Abbott Barker, was 55 and her mother, Abigail Maria Sabin, was 40. She lived in Mason, Effingham, Illinois, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Abbott Barker
1823–1905
Abigail Maria Sabin
1838–1891
Mary Annette Barker
1878–1965
Mary Abigail Barker
1878–
Rollie Barker
1883–

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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 (2)

  • Mary A Barker in household of Allott Barker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary A Barker in household of Abbot Barker, "United States Census, 1900"

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