Ada Ethel Barker

11 March 1923–17 September 2002 (Age 79)
Winslow, Washington, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Ada Ethel

When Ada Ethel Barker was born on 11 March 1923, in Winslow, Washington, Arkansas, United States, her father, Henry Clay Barker, was 39 and her mother, Luevena Napier, was 14. She married Lowell Eugene Henson on 16 June 1943, in Washington, Arkansas, United States. She lived in Shepherd Township, Crawford, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 17 September 2002, in Tieton, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Lowell Eugene Henson
1923–1992
Ada Ethel Barker
1923–2002
Marriage: 16 June 1943

Spouse and Children

    Lowell Eugene Henson

    Male1923–1992Male

    Female1923–2002Female

MARRIAGE
16 June 1943
Washington, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 17

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 (3)

  • Oda Barker in household of H Clay Barker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ada Ethel Barker, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • 1920 United States Federal Census

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