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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.


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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