William Franklin Barker

Male27 May 1910–31 December 1997

Brief Life History of William Franklin

When William Franklin Barker was born on 27 May 1910, in Hilliard, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, his father, George Hand Barker, was 29 and his mother, Ada Hutchinson, was 23. He married Effie Lucile Smith on 21 July 1936, in Logan Utah Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1950. He died on 31 December 1997, in Corona, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Franklin Barker
Effie Lucile Smith
Marriage: 21 July 1936
Lee Smith Barker
Kathleen Barker

Sources (34)

  • William F Barker in household of George H Barker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Frank Barker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • William Franklin Barker, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 July 1936Logan Utah Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

    Age 1

    The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 2

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1933 · Lone Cedar Tree Monument

    Age 23

    The Lone Cedar Tree is a historical monument located near downtown Salt Lake City and was the location of the only tree growing in the valley in 1847, when early pioneers arrived in the valley. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers erected the monument to honor the Mormon heritage and history of Salt Lake City.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    William & Elizabeth Hand Barker by Mildred Barker Smith

    William Barker came to America from Derbyshire, England early in 1880 to work in the coal mines of Almy. His wife, Elizabeth Hand Barker, and three children sailed from England to join him in the spr …

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