Category Archives: The Barker’s

Mountain Grove – Barker’s

In 2005 Pam and I visited Dick on our way up to Maine – he took us to Mountain Grove to see the Barker’s plot. Here are thumbnail image of the markers – click on the image to see the … Continue reading

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Deaconess – Sarah Kirtland Barker – Obituary

August 28, 1859 to September 28, 1944 Deaconess Sarah Kirtland Barker died in Newtown Connecticut on September, 28 1944, following a long illness. She was in her 86th year. The funeral service was held in Trinity Church, Bridgeport CT on … Continue reading

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Discovery of Phosphate in Florida

My Great grandfather Ralph Barker moved from Connecticut to Florida to open a phosphate mining business and I am researching how he found out about more about the origins. Here is some of what I found Some three decades after … Continue reading

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The Deaconess of the Church in Modern Times

The Deaconess of the Church in Modern Times Reprinted from the Churchman May 4, 1907 In America, the adoption of the Canon of 1889 marked a new beginning in the history of the Deaconess cause. With a view to furnishing … Continue reading

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Mrs. Ralph Barker Succumbs After Lingering Illness

Eugenia F. Robinson, wife of Ralph Barker, died ar 9:30 o’clock last night after a lingering illness. Mrs. Barker was a native of Bridgeport, residing in her childhood on Courtland Hill opposite the well known school of Rev. G.B. Day. … Continue reading

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Yale College Publication

Yale College Compiled for its Sexennial (provided to me by Uncle Dick) RALPH BARKER, the son of George and Cornelia (Clark) Barker, was born in Brooklyn, NY August 26,1857. He lived in New York City until fourteen years of age, … Continue reading

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Mrs Cyrus Morfey

March 25, 1968 – Bridgeport Post Mrs Edith Lee Morfey,93, of Welwyn, Garden City England and widow of Cyrus Morfey, and mother of Hubert C. Morfey of 60 Fern Street, Fairfield, who she visited on numerous occasions died on March … Continue reading

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Miss Joyce Edwards Bride of G.R. Barker

Special to the New York Times Bridgeport, Conn, April 25. Miss Joyce Adele Edwards daughter of Mr. and Mrs Louis R. Edwards was married here this afternoon to George Robinson Barker son of Mr and Mrs George Myron Barker of … Continue reading

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