Barbara Lou Barker

Female13 August 1935–25 April 2000

Brief Life History of Barbara Lou

When Barbara Lou Barker was born on 13 August 1935, in Mount Orab Post Office, Green Township, Brown, Ohio, United States, her father, Louis Paul Barker, was 26 and her mother, Edna Gertrude Dean, was 23. She lived in Buford, Clay Township, Highland, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 25 April 2000, in Troy, Wood, Ohio, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Tipp City, Miami, Ohio, United States.

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Sources (4)

  • Barbara Barker in household of Lewis Barker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Barbara Lou Barker, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Barbara Lou Gray, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.


Age 6

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.


Age 18

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law recognizing that Ohio was admitted into the Union, since it had previously slipped through the cracks. The official date of admittance was agreed upon as March 1, 1803, ratified as of May 19, 1953.

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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