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Memorable Manitobans: William J. Barker (1875-?)


Born at Brechin, Ontario on 5 September 1875, son of Joseph Barker and Margaret McGrath, he was educated at the University of Toronto. He worked in the general merchandise business at Brechin until coming to Winnipeg in 1914 and starting, in 1922, the business of W. J. Barker and Company on Donald Street.

He and wife Mary McConnell had two daughters. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis Club, and St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church. His brother was for some years General Chairman of the Order of Railway Conductors of the Canadian National Railways. In 1925, he lived at 124 Donald Street, Winnipeg.


1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 January 2011

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