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Barker, Harry A. 1891-1955

BARKER

Posted By: Mary Holub, volunteer (email)
Date: 7/1/2012 at 21:11:02

From: Le Mars Globe Post, July 21, 1955

Harry A. Barker

Harry A. Barker died at the Community hospital in Hawarden at about 12:30 p. m. on Wednesday, July 20.

Harry Barker, son of Isaac and Ann Barker, pioneer residents of Preston township, was born on his father's farm on August 21, 1891. He lived there his entire life, with the exception of about 20 months service in World War I.

Survivors include three brothers. W. E. of Le Mars, Walter and Charles of Akron and one sister, Mrs. George Fara of Preston township. One brother, George, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at the Barnard funeral home in Hawarden at 1:15 and 2 o'clock at the Plymouth Presbyterian church. Rev. Charles Kruse will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot at the church cemetery.

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From: Akron Register Tribune, July 28, 1955

DEATH COMES TO HARRY A. BARKER

Rites For Well Known Preston Township Man Held Saturday

Harry A. Barker passed away Wednesday, July 20, 1955, at about 12:30 p. m., in the Hawarden Hospital, aged 63 years, 10 months and 29 days.

Mr. Barker, son of Isaac and Ann Barker, pioneer residents of Preston township, Plymouth county, Iowa, was born on the home farm August 21, 1891, and lived there all his life except about twenty months while in military service during World War I, most of which was spent overseas.

Surviving are three brothers, W. E., of Le Mars, and Walter and Charles, of Akron, and one sister, Mrs. George Fara, of Preston township. Many friends extend sympathy in their bereavement.

His parents and a brother, George Barker, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Plymouth Presbyterian church, Rev. Charles Kruse officiating. A mixed quartet sang. Pallbearers were Victor Taylor, John Hillrichs, Andrew Hoogland, Jack McManaman, Walter Westergard and John Weyen. Interment was in the Plymouth church Cemetery. Members of Hoschler Post, No. 186, American Legion, of Akron, had charge of the graveside services.


 

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