Don C Barker

Brief Life History of Don C

When Don C Barker was born on 6 October 1916, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Alfred Great Barker, was 49 and his mother, Sarah Priscilla Cordon, was 41. He married DeNece Pierson on 4 June 1943. He lived in Willard Election Precinct, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1940 and World in 1955. He died on 26 January 2004, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Don C Barker
DeNece Pierson
Marriage: 4 June 1943

Sources (36)

  • Don C Barker, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Don C. Barker, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Don C Barker, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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World Events (8)


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1928 · Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is a 74,000 acre refuge of open water and wetlands which hosts millions of migratory birds each year. The refuge was opened in 1928 on the Bear River Delta which flows into the Great Salt Lake.

1939 · Hill Air Force Base

Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.

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

Don C. Barker (transcribed from a tape which he made)

DON "C" BARKER I was never born, like the Indians, they just dropped me along the way. Ah-h-h, they tell me I'd better tell it straight. So – my name is Don “Crazy” Barker (really it is just, Do …

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