Fred Barker

12 December 1900–3 February 1975 (Age 74)
Whitney, Hill, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Fred

When Fred Barker was born on 12 December 1900, in Whitney, Hill, Texas, United States, his father, Marion Estel Barker, was 22 and his mother, Minnie Bell Johnson, was 30. He married Wanda Valdean McPherson on 16 August 1942, in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States. He lived in Lynn, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 5, Hockley, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 3 February 1975, in Levelland, Hockley, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Menard, Texas, United States.

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Fred Barker
Wanda Valdean McPherson
Marriage: 16 August 1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 August 1942Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 1
    Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful "oil boom".
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 1
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
    Age 20
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    1 English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English bark(en) ‘to tan’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.2 English: occupational name for a shepherd, Anglo-Norman French bercher (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.3 Altered spelling of German Barger or Berger .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (10)

    • Fred Barker in household of Minnie Barker, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Fred Barker in household of Minnie E Barker, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Fred Barker, "United States Census, 1940"

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