Brigham Oram Barker

Brief Life History of Brigham Oram

When Brigham Oram Barker was born on 11 August 1853, in Platte River, Saunders, Nebraska, United States, his father, John Newman Barker, was 25 and his mother, Mary Ann Maria Smart, was 21. He married Elizabeth Ann Holland on 25 December 1881, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Albion, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1920. He died on 20 May 1922, in Elba, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Elba Grandview Cemetery, Elba, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Brigham Oram Barker
Elizabeth Ann Holland
Marriage: 25 December 1881
Mary Ann Elizabeth Barker
William Samuel Barker
Alfred Henry Barker
Ema Remealia Barker
Rosetta Elizabeth Barker
Dora Marie Barker
Nora Ellen Barker
Sarah Deloria Barker
Martha Elizabeth Barker

Sources (36)

  • Brigham Barker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • US and International Marriage Records 1560-1900
  • Brigham Oram Barker, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)


On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.


Historical Boundaries: 1856: Calhoun, Nebraska Territory, United States* 1862: Saunders, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Saunders, Nebraska, United States *Calhoun renamed Saunders in 1862

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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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