George Simon Barker Jr.

Brief Life History of George Simon

When George Simon Barker Jr. was born on 27 August 1882, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, George Simon Barker, was 25 and his mother, Alice Whitney, was 27. He married Florence Emily Dee on 16 June 1908. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 29 June 1969, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Simon Barker Jr.
Florence Emily Dee
Marriage: 16 June 1908
Thomas George Barker
Richard Dee Barker
Annabelle Alice Barker
Maude Marian Barker
Robert Whitney Barker
Reese Dee Barker
James Taylor Barker
Edith Dee Barker

Sources (49)

  • George S Barker, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Simon Barker Jr. - Memory of Someone: birth-name: George Simon Barker, Jr.
  • George S Barker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)


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Weber comes from John Henry Weber, an early fur trader. The university opened for students on January 7, 1889. By the late 1920's, the college was in financial difficulty and the Utah Legislature passed a law allowing the purchase of both Weber College and Snow College from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1954 the college moved from downtown Ogden the southeast bench area of the city where it resides currently.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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Perspective of the oldest grandchild

Grandpa Barker -- or Gromp as he was generally called -- had many qualities and accomplishments that made him a distinguished gentleman. Before his wife's (Florence) death, he was a public figure, a …

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