Mary Ann Barker

25 July 1831–14 January 1922 (Age 90)
Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Barker was born on 25 July 1831, in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Barker, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Thompson, was 24. She married George Thompson Virgin on 19 September 1852, in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Salem, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1910. In 1880, at the age of 49, her occupation is listed as keeps house in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. She died on 14 January 1922, in Salem, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Sugar City Cemetery, Sugar City, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Thompson Virgin
Mary Ann Barker
Marriage: 19 September 1852
Amos Moses Virgin
Nephi Charles Virgin Sr
Heber George Thompston Virgin
Mercy Ann Virgin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 September 1852Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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

    The Life of ELIZABETH EMMA BARKER MICHAELSON As told to her Grandchild (author unknown) She was a younger sister of Mercy Truth Barker Keetch.

    You are reading Grandmother's own story told in her own words and in her own way, just as she told it to me on the occasion of a very pleasant visit which I had with her. In telling the story grandmo …

    Sources (27)

    • Mary Barker in household of Thomas Barker, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Mary Ann Barker Virgin, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Mary A Virgin, "United States Census, 1870"

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