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b. 7 Feb 1860 in Nottingham, England, the son of William and Anna (BENNETT) BARKER
m. 23 Mar 1884 in Nottingham
d. 4 May 1949 in Delavan, WI
b. 21 Oct 1861 in Nottingham, England, the daughter of Henry and Eliza (PEARCE) SHEPPARD
d. 4 Sep 1939 in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL
William fought in South Africa in the Boer War.
William and Emma immigrated to America in 1888, along with William's mother. They lived in Iowa and Minnesota before settling in Rockford. William was naturalized on 12 Oct 1895, in Tama County, IA.
After the death of Emma, William lived in Delavan with his son.
Their son Cecil was killed in a tragic accident when his truck was struck by a train. According to my grandma Moore, the family suspected that the accident was actually a suicide. A coroner's inquest was held, but I haven't found any reported results.
Children of William and Emma Barker:
of William and Emma
Portrait of William
From Greenwood Cemetery,
The family plot
Barker family monument
Emma's obituary, and another
Son Harold's obituary
Articles on Cecil's death here and here
|Arthur Barker||William Barker||William Barker|
|Anna Bennett||John Bennett|
|Emma Sheppard||Henry Sheppard|
Tama County naturalization
records - Vol D, page 128.
|Genealogy of Stephen R.
Moore - Family Page of William Barker and Emma Sheppard
© 2000 Stephen R. Moore, 8504 Enochs Dr., Lorton, VA 22079