Barker, Mrs. Anne 1866-1938
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 2/26/2011 at 13:16:37
June 23, 1938
MRS. ANNE BARKER LONG-TIME COUNTY RESIDENT CALLED
Husband Was Well Known Farmer and Stockman in Preston Township
Mrs. Anne Barker, widow of the late Isaac Barker, well known farmer and stockman of Preston township, passed away at her home there Tuesday, June 14, 1938, after a lingering illness, aged 72 years, 1 month, and 12 days.
Anne Champeny was born in Blackford, England, May 2, 1866, and came to America with her parents in 1868, the family first locating in Wisconsin and later coming to Plymouth County, first settling near Kingsley.
On June 13, 1888, she was united in marriage with Isaac Barker, and they made their home in Preston township, this county.
To this union were born five sons and one daughter, William, Walter, Harry, Charles, George, and Mrs. Bessie Fara, all of whom live in Preston township. There are three grandchildren. One brother, Walter Champeny, lives in Sioux City and three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Lyle, Mrs. Edward Bride and Miss Minnie Champeny reside at Kingsley, the latter being with Mrs. Barker when she died.
Mrs. Barker was for many years a member of Plymouth Presbyterian Church and was faithful unto every good work. As a wife and mother, none could have been more true and noble, and since the passing of her companion in 1920 she had carried on with the aid of her children as a courageous Christian lady. As a home maker, she was expert; as a neighbor, she was loved by all; and as a church woman, she did what she could when she could. Hers was a liberal hand; hers a loving heart. She will be sincerely missed in Plymouth County, where she had resided sixty-seven years.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Plymouth Presbyterian Church, the pastor, Rev. W. E. Smith, officiating. Interment was in the Crathorne cemetery, beside her husband.
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