Arthur Eugene Barker

Male29 July 1917–5 October 1999

Brief Life History of Arthur Eugene

When Arthur Eugene Barker was born on 29 July 1917, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Rufus Orrin Barker, was 35 and his mother, Ella Isadora Bushman, was 33. He married Marian Madeline Anderson on 20 May 1943, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 5 October 1999, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Eugene Barker
Marian Madeline Anderson
Marriage: 20 May 1943
Janell Marian Barker

Sources (20)

  • Arthur Eugene Barker in household of Rufus Orrin Barker, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Arthur Eugene Barker, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • Eugene Barker in household of Rufus Orrin Barker, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 May 1943Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 1

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

    Age 4

     By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 


    Age 24

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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

    Arthur Eugene “Gene” Barker b. 29 July 1917, d. 5 Oct 1999

    The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 538-39, published 1978 In a small cozy home nestled in the Sanpete Valley just north of Fairview, Utah on July 29, 1917, was born the youngest son of Rufus Orrin …

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