Caroline Florence Barker

11 December 1838–10 November 1884 (Age 45)
Framlingham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Caroline Florence

When Caroline Florence Barker was born on 11 December 1838, in Framlingham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Barker, was 26 and her mother, Eliza Abbott, was 24. She married Edward Jonathan Palmer from 1852 to 1860, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 10 November 1884, in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Jonathan Palmer
Caroline Florence Barker
Marriage: from 1852 to 1860
Elmer Edward Ellsworth Palmer
Samuel Barker Palmer
Alfred Jonathan Palmer
Mary Ann Dinah Palmer
Caroline Eliza Palmer
Frederick John Palmer
George Arthur Palmer
Centennial Edward Palmer
Ellen Emma Palmer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    from 1852 to 1860England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (7)

    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 16
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    Story Highlight

    History of Edward and Caroline Barker Palmer

    This biography was found among some genealogy papers that were in possession of my Aunt Mae Blanch. I do not know who the author of the biography was. The Life of my Grandfather and Grandmother Palme …

    Sources (20)

    • Caroline Barker, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Caroline Barker in entry for Caroline Palmer Weatherston, "Utah Death Certificates, 01 Jan 1954
    • Caroline Barker, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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