Peter Barker

Male1 April 1854–19 June 1937

Brief Life History of Peter

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.

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Family Time Line

Peter Barker
Eleanor Heaps
Marriage: 9 October 1876
Peter Orrin Barker
Mary Alice Barker
Thomas Henry Barker
Josiah Barker
Willard Barker
Eleanor Barker
Robert Barker
John Barker

Sources (33)

  • Peter Barker in household of Joseph Barker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Orin Barker in entry for Josiah Barker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Peter Barker in household of George H Chesnut, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

    Age 5

    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.


    Age 21

    Historical Boundaries: 1875: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1882: Garfield, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Garfield, Utah, United States


    Age 30

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    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

    Susannah Alvey Heaps

    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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