Simon Barker

1 October 1826–1 January 1917 (Age 90)
Shelfanger, Norfolk, England

The Life Summary of Simon

When Simon Barker was born on 1 October 1826, in Shelfanger, Norfolk, England, his father, George Barker, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Gerard, was 35. He married Jemima Newey on 3 November 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 January 1917, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Simon Barker
Jemima Newey
Marriage: 3 November 1855
George Simon Barker
Clarissa Ann Barker
Frederick Ellis Barker
Leah Jemima Barker
Eveline Barker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 7
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 28
    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

    Simon Barker (1 October 1826 – 1 January 1917)

    SIMON BARKER DIES AT 90 YEARS OF AGE Simon Barker, a pioneer of Utah died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walker Barlow, 708 Twelfth, of general debility. The decedent was the …

    Sources (51)

    • Simon Parker, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Simon Barker in entry for Frederick Ellis Barker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Barker, Simon (indexed as "Borker"), includes Jemimah, Simon G., Clarissa A. "United States Census, 1860"

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