When Peter Barker was born on 1 April 1854, in Todmorden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Josiah Barker, was 22 and his mother, Alice Woodhead, was 23. He married Eleanor Heaps on 9 October 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and Escalante, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 19 June 1937, in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Escalante Cemetery, Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.
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 .
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THE LIFE OF MY MOTHER SUSANNAH ALVEY HEAPS My mother, Susannah Alvey Heaps, was born at Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, December 10, 1872. Her parents, William Alvey and Mary Elizabeth Heaps, em …
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