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George Rutledge Barker (1838 - 1909)

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George Rutledge Barker
Born in Farmers, Fulton, Illinoismap
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Husband of — married (to ) in Fulton, Illinoismap
Descendants descendants
Died in Table Grove, Fulton, Illinois,map
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George was born in 1838. He is the son of John Barker and Eleanor Rutledge. He passed away in 1909. [1]

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Name: George Barker Residence: Farmers, Fulton, Illinois Age: 11 years Calculated Birth Year: 1839 Birthplace: Illinois Gender: Male Race (original): Race (expanded): Death Month: Death Year: Film Number: 7680 Digital GS Number: 4193356 Image Number: 00018 Line Number: 24 Dwelling House Number: 78 Family Number: 80 Marital Status: Free or Slave: Household Gender Age John Barker M 63y Elenor Barker F 49y George Barker M 11y Charles Barker M 8y 1850 United States Federal Census

Name: Geo R Barker Residence: , Fulton, Illinois Ward: Farmers Township Age: 21 years Estimated Birth Year: 1839 Birthplace: Illinois Gender: Male Page: 241 Family Number: 1714 Film Number: 803179 DGS Number: 4213445 Image Number: 00245 NARA Number: M653 1860 United States Census

ame: Geo Barker Estimated Birth Year: 1839 Gender: Male Age in 1870: 31y Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White Birthplace: Illinois Home in 1870: Farmers, Fulton, Illinois, United States Household Gender Age Geo Barker M 31y Margaret Barker F 29y Luella Barker F 6y Ezra Barker M 3y Franklin Barker M 1y Wm Joeum M 18y 1870 United States Census

Name: George R. Barker Residence: Farmers, Fulton, Illinois Birthdate: 1838 Birthplace: Illinois, United States Relationship to Head: Self Spouse's Name: Margaret Barker Spouse's Birthplace: Virginia, United States Father's Name: Father's Birthplace: Virginia, United States Mother's Name: Mother's Birthplace: Virginia, United States Race or Color (Expanded): White Ethnicity (Standardized): American Gender: Male Martial Status: Married Age (Expanded): 42 years Occupation: Farming NARA Film Number: T9-0207 Page: 190 Page Character: A Entry Number: 2287 Film number: 1254207 Household Gender Age George R. Barker M 42 Spouse Margaret Barker F 39 Child Luella Barker F 16 Child Ezra Barker M 14 Child Frank Barker M 11 Child Emily Barker F 9 Child Carrie Barker F 7 Child Loey Barker M 4 Child Edith Barker F 7M 1880 United States Census

Name: George R Barker Titles & Terms: Residence: Table Grove vill., Fulton, Illinois Birth Date: Aug 1838 Birthplace: Illinois Relationship to Head of Household: Self Spouse: Margaret C Barker Spouse's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Birthplace: Virginia Father: Father's Titles & Terms: Father's Birthplace: Virginia Mother: Mother's Titles & Terms: Mother's Birthplace: Virginia Race or Color (expanded): White Head-of-household Name: George R Barker Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Years Married: 38 Estimated Marriage Year: 1862 Mother How Many Children: Number Living Children: Immigration Year: Enumeration District: 0017 Page: 5 Sheet Letter: A Family Number: 87 Reference Number: 12 Film Number: 1240302 Image Number: 00000429 Household Gender Age George R Barker M Spouse Margaret C Barker F Child Ezra L Barker M Child Locy M Barker M Child Edith M Barker F Child Florine Barker F 1900 United States Census


Groom: BARKER, GEORGE R Bride: FREIZELL, MARGARETT C Date: 1862-01-16 Vol/Page: 00D/0006 Lic No: 00000017 County: FULTON


Burial: Barker-Miner Cemetery 24555263


From failing healthy extending over a considerable period of time and from a briefer severe sickness from which he had not the vitality to rally, George Rutledge Barker one of the oldest continuous residents of Farmers Twp, Fulton Co., Ill. passed away Thursday, June 17, 1909 at his home about three miles north and one mile west of Table Grove, Ill., at the age of 70 years 9 months and 24 days.

The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Barker's church Rev. Rigney of Adair officiating. The burial services were in charge of the I.O.O.F. and Woodman lodges of Table Grove, Ill. of which orders Mr. Barker was a member. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in the township, relatives and friends gathering from far and near to pay the last tribute of respect.

George Rutledge Barker was born in Farmers twp, Fulton Co, Ill August 23, 1838. His father was John Barker the first settler of Farmers township and from the beginning the Barkers have taken a prominent and honorable part in the affairs of the township the subject of this sketch being no exception. As rarely happens at his age, he passed away at the place of his birth hence his life was an open book to the people of the entire township and beyond its borders and during his long life no deed of his leaves a bitter memory or unkind thought in the heart of a single fellowman. That of itself is the highest tribute to his worth and sterling character. Jan 16, 1862 he was married to Margaret C. Frizzell, daughter of Johnsy and Catherine (Lindsay) Frizzell, and to them eleven children were born, Luella (Maiden) and Ezra Lee, at home Lewis F. and Lucy Millard of McDonough Co., Ill.; Mrs. Carrie M. Stewart of New Philadelphia, Ill; Edith Margaret wife of Perry Justice McKingil of Farmers twp., Florene wife of Charles Ira Carrison of Washington, Iowa. Four children preceded their father to the better world. Roy C who died Dec. 24, 1887 aged 2 yrs 10 mos 13 days, Emily C. Rinker wife of Romeo Rinker, April 28, 1897 and two who died in infancy. His life one of devotion to his family for whom he literally carried out a farm, an ample living and no small competence, not the least of which is the heritage of a good name. All this was shared in by his devoted wife, who survives him. Mr. Barker was a member of no church, but contributed to their maintenance and to the support of every other cause. His life was a practical application of the Golden Rule and on this principle he won the respect and esteem of a wide acquaintance among his fellow men. In political convictions he was a democrat but never offensively partisan and was long prominent in the councils of his party and never neglected the duty of voting if able to get to the polls. In official positions in the township, he discharged the duties of his office with fidelity to the public good. His three score and ten years were full of honor and his memory is cherished by all who knew him.

He carried $3,000 life insurance in the Modern Woodman of American and $2,000 in the Bankers Life of Des Moines.

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