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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: William James Barker (1868-1941)

Educator, pharmacist.

Born at Palmerston, Wellington, Ontario on 25 January 1868, the son of William Barker (1826-1900) and Ann Whitty (1829-1903), he moved to Manitoba and married Emblyn Alice Gillrie (1871-1919) in the Rural Municipality of Woodworth on 6 June 1894. They had two daughters: Rowena Lynette Barker (1895-1995) and Aleta Lenora Barker (1899-1978). He was Principal of Elkhorn School (1899-1901). By 1906, the family lived in the Portage la Prairie census district before moving to Pipestone and he worked as a druggist. They moved to British Columbia sometime prior to 1919. He died at Victoria on 14 September 1941 with burial in the Ross Bay Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1901, 1906, & 1916 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Barker-Woodward-Gutteridge-Marriott family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 January 2018

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