John Barker

1 September 1813–23 October 1889 (Age 76)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Barker was born on 1 September 1813, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Barker, was 40 and his mother, Margaret Freeland, was 34. He married Mary Chapman on 5 June 1854, in Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 23 October 1889, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Barker
Mary Chapman
Marriage: 5 June 1854
John Thomas Hubie Barker
Mary Annie Flowers Barker
William Chapman Barker
Maud Barker

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  • Marriage
    5 June 1854Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 20
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English barkere ‘tanner’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.English: occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English berker, bercher (Old French berchier, bercher, berkier, berker, 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 (see 1 above).Americanized form of German Berger or Barger .

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

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    Sources (16)

    • John Barker, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Barker in entry for William C. Barker and Sylvia Maxwell, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • John Barker in household of John Barker, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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