Barker, William Henry (1853-1929)

William Henry Barker was a salmon cannery executive. He lived at 1846 Haro Street in 1908.

He was born in Manchester, England on June 24, 1853. His father was Ambrose Barker; his mother was Sarah Westerdale. Ambrose and Sarah were married in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England.

In 1872, William went to the United States.

William married Orpha Ann Beard. She was born on July17, 1861, in Sweet Water River, Wyoming. Her mother was Martha Belknap.

By 1880, William and Orpha were living in Astoria, Oregon; William was working in the fishery business.

William arrived in Vancouver in 1904, and became the general manager of the B.C. Packers’ Association; in 1906, he became the president of the association.

The Barker family lived at 1445 Pendrell Street from 1911 to 1929.

William was the president of Packers’ Steamship Company; the Coast Steamship Company, and the Vancouver and Victoria Electric Railway. He belonged to the Vancouver Club. His recreations were field sports and boating.

William died in Vancouver on January 9, 1929. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia. His net estate was worth over $550,000, which was a very large sum at that time.

Orpha died in Vancouver on September 3, 1937. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

William and Orpha had the following children.

 

George Westerdale Barker

George Westerdale Barker was born in Oregon on April 19, 1881. In 1917, he was a banker with the the Pine Belt Bank, and postmaster in Butte Falls, Oregon. His wife’s name was Hazel.

He committed suicide on March 19, 1928. The Medford Mail-Tribute published a series of stories from March 20 to 23, 1928, describing George’s suicide, along with assurances that his bank was still sound. George was apparently concerned about an audit of the bank. He shot himself in the head at his fishing camp, not far from Butte Falls. He was buried in Medford, Oregon. [Further details appear in the comments below.]

Nellie Westerdale Barker

Nellie Westerdale Barker was born in Astoria, Oregon, on August 3, 1883. She married William Watt Harvey. He was born on October 9, 1883, in Meaford, Ontario. His parents were William Henry Harvey (1845-1933) and Helen Mariah Watt (1856-1934). William Henry Harvey operated the Dominion Carbolineum Works Limited at 1803 Georgia Street.

William Watt Harvey died in White Rock, British Columbia on January 6, 1958.

Nellie died in Vancouver on February 8, 1959.

William Watt Harvey and Nellie Westerdale Barker had the following children.

William H. Harvey

William H. Harvey was living at 5387 Cypress Street in Vancouver in 1958 and 1959.

 

Patricia Mary Harvey

Patricia Mary Barker was born in Canada on November 2, 1912. She married Bruce T. Hemphill. He may have been born on July 18, 1912; he may have died on May 18, 2010, in Irvine, California.

She was living in Oceanside, California in 1958 and in 29 Palms, California in 1959. It appears that she died in Huntington Beach, California on March 27, 1992.

 

William Barker

William Barker was born in Oregon in November 1885. He lived in Eugene, Oregon in 1929 and 1937. It appears that he died between 1937 and 1959.

 

Frederick Ambrose Barker

Frederick Ambrose Barker was born in Oregon on April 22, 1887.

It appears that he was married to Ruth H. Honeyman, who was born in Oregon about 1888.

He was in the United States military. In 1929, he was a major; in 1937, he was a captain.

He died in Los Angeles County, California on July 31, 1959.

Ruth may have died in Los Angeles on April 22, 1965.

 

Mary Louise Barker

Mary Louise Barker was born in Astoria, Oregon on March 2, 1891.

In London, England, in 1912, she married Mr. Albert Courtney Wimberly. This marriage ended in divorce sometime before 1926.

On May 17, 1926, in Vancouver, Mary married Arthur Patrick Bennett. He was born about 1890 in Toronto, Ontario. His father was Charles Corbishly Bennett (1860-1944); his mother was Florence Greet. Arthur Patrick Bennett worked for the Union Oil Company. This marriage ended in divorce in 1944.

Mary died in Vancouver on May 27, 1982.

Albert Courtney Wimberly and Mary Louise Barker had the following child.

Mary Louise Wimberly

Mary Louise Wimberly was born in Vancouver on March 10, 1913.

On August 21, 1936, in Los Angeles, California, she married David James Hamber (or Hamburger). He was born in New York City in 1907. His father was Gates Hamburger; his mother was Rose Ettenheimer.

In 1940, David and Mary were living in Los Angeles.

Mary died in Vancouver on April 24, 1941.

 

Sources

William Henry Barker

William Henry Barker, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/barker_william_henry_15E.html

William Henry Barker, Who’s Who in Western Canada, page 102.

Making Vancouver: 1863-1913, Robert A.J. McDonald, Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 1996, page 135: list of estates: W.H. Barker, net estate of $551,909.

Barker Letter Books, City of Richmond Archives, http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/archives/exhibits/barkerletterbooks.htm

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J7YY-CQZ : accessed 22 Apr 2014), Ambrose Barker in entry for Wm Henry Barker, 18 Jul 1855; citing Hulme (near Manchester), Lancashire, England, reference p137; FHL microfilm 917003.

“England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8),” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQ7D-1PF : accessed 22 Apr 2014), William Henry Barker, 18 Jul 1855, Baptism; citing p. 143, Hulme, Lancashire, record group RG8, Public Record Office, London.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VBFT-CP8 : accessed 22 Apr 2014), William W Barker in household of Ambrose Barker, Hulme, Lancashire, England; citing “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio 65, p. 30; Chorlton registration district, Hulme subdistrict, ED 53, household 154, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 0846102.

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNCK-SX4 : accessed 22 Apr 2014), William Barker, Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon, United States; citing sheet 266C, NARA microfilm publication T9.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSDZ-CQQ : accessed 22 Apr 2014), William H Barker, Precinct 6 Astoria City Ward 3, Clatsop, Oregon, United States; citing sheet 10B, family 209, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241346.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGD-PLP : accessed 22 Apr 2014), William Henry Barker, 09 Jan 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13135, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952635.

“Pioneer of All Canners Dies: W.H. Barker Long Executive of B.C. Packers’ Association: Retired Few Years Ago,” Vancouver Province, January 10, 1929, page 26 (Includes photograph of W.H. Barker.)

William Henry Barker, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 10, 1929, page 13; Vancouver Province, January 11, 1929, page 21; Vancouver Sun, January 10, 1929, page 12; Vancouver Sun, January 11, 1929, page 18.

 

Orpha Ann Beard (wife of William Henry Barker)

“Mrs. O.A. Barker,” Vancouver Province, Septebemr 8, 1937, page 19.

“Arpha Ann Barker,” [sic], death notice, Vancouver Sun, September 4, 1937, page 17; Vancouver Sun, September 7, 1937, page 15; Vancouver Province, September 4, 1937, page 13; Vancouver Province, September 7, 1937, page 11.

 

George Westerdale Barker (son of William Henry Barker)

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6Z5-CT4 : accessed 22 Apr 2014), George Westerdale Barker, 1917-1918; citing Jackson County, Oregon, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 1852057.

“Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZ4R-71Z : accessed 22 Apr 2014), George Westerdale Barker, 19 Mar 1928; citing “Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008,” Ancestry.com; Jackson, Oregon, certificate number 81, State Library, Salem.

See further information in the comments section below.

 

Nellie Westerdale Barker (daughter of William Henry Barker)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPQ-M4L : accessed 22 Apr 2014), Nellie Westerdale Harvey, 08 Feb 1959; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13240, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033181.

Nell Westerdale Harvey (Mrs. William Watt Harvey), death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 9, 1959, page 28; Vancouver Province, February 10, 1959, page 19.

 

William Watt Harvey (husband of Nellie Westerdale Barker)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM74-D9N : accessed 22 Apr 2014), William Watt Harvey, 09 Oct 1883; citing Meaford, Grey, Ontario, Canada, registration number 9786; FHL microfilm 1845585.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLP6-VYY : accessed 22 Apr 2014), William Watt Harvey, 06 Jan 1958; citing Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13235, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033176.

William Watt Harvey, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 8, 1958, page 22; Vancouver Sun, January 8, 1958, page 30.

 

William Henry Harvey (son of Nellie Westerdale Barker)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-S9SX : 2 March 2015), William Henry Harvey in entry for William W Harvey, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63098&highlight=13&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+William+Henry+Harvey.

1921 Canada Census; William Henry Harvey in household of William Watt Harvey; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 20; Census Place: Vancouver South (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 3; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MR-174V : 2 February 2016), William Henry Harvey and Barbara Mary Ashby, 1938.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-003284; William Henry Harvey; date of death: February 20, 1991; place of death: Vancouver; age at death: 79; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/48bc6f9f-5747-4d03-bdfd-de45fb6bc253; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/74904f04-5a46-412f-80ff-d48510763d9d.

 

Patricia Mary Harvey (daughter of Nellie Westerdale Barker)

1921 Canada Census; Patricia Mary Harvey in household of William Watt Harvey; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 20; Census Place: Vancouver South (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 3; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1941-09-503092; Bruce Tillman Hemphill and Patricia Mary Harvey; date of marriage: January 15, 1941; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f53d6f53-019c-43a8-88fa-87aa32fe0f05

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP91-Z14 : 26 November 2014), Patricia Mary Hemphill, 27 Mar 1992; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JPJG-CZ9 : 19 May 2014), Patricia M Hemphill, 27 Mar 1992; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Bruce Tillman Hemphill (husband of Patricia Mary Harvey)

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JGYH-RZW : 20 May 2014), Bruce Tillman Hemphill, 18 May 2010; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Bruce Tillman Hemphill, http://records.ancestry.com/bruce_tillman_hemphill_records.ashx?pid=88936888.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24L6-1RX : accessed 23 Apr 2014), Bruce T Hemphill, 1941.

“United States Public Records,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KTQ5-5BD : accessed 23 Apr 2014), H Bruce, Residence, Huntingtn Bch, California, United States; from a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JGYH-RZW : accessed 23 Apr 2014), null, 18 May 2010; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

William Barker (son of William Henry Barker)

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSDZ-CQH : accessed 23 Apr 2014), Willie Barker in household of William H Barker, Precinct 6 Astoria City Ward 3, Clatsop, Oregon, United States; citing sheet 10B, family 209, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241346.

 

Frederick Ambrose Barker (son of William Henry Barker)

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLBS-TWZ : accessed 23 Apr 2014), Lieut Fred A Barker in household of Jessie M Honeyman, Portland Ward 3, Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 140, sheet 17B, family 203, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375298.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XC9L-3PP : accessed 23 Apr 2014), Major Frederic A Barker, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0032, sheet 4A, family 81, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1946.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9CP-MG2 : accessed 23 Apr 2014), Frederick Barker, Councilmanic District 3, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-218, sheet 5A, family 91, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 407.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPWV-DWJ : accessed 23 Apr 2014), Frederick Ambrose Barker, 31 Jul 1959; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP4F-V4L : accessed 23 Apr 2014), Ruth H Barker, 22 Apr 1965; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Mary Louise Barker (daughter of William Henry Barker)

“Oregon, Births and Christenings, 1868-1929,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZ52-3Y3 : accessed 22 Apr 2014), William Henry Barker in entry for Mary Louise Barker, 02 Mar 1891; citing Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon, reference it 1; FHL microfilm 2229595.

Maj Albert Courtney Wimberly, Find A Grave Memorial# 49366046, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA, Plot: Sec: 3, Site: 4134-B; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49366046

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M53N-77V : accessed 23 Apr 2014), David J Hamburger in household of Gates Hamburger, Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 480, sheet 6A, family 94, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375033.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4K5-FW8 : accessed 23 Apr 2014), David J Hamburger in household of Gates Hamburger, Manhattan (Districts 0251-0500), New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0414, sheet 10A, family 354, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1554.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8J5-VJ3 : accessed 23 Apr 2014), Mary Louise Barker in entry for David J Hamburger and Mary Louise Wimberly, 21 Aug 1936; citing p. 115, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2113994.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9C6-H3V : accessed 23 Apr 2014), David Hamburger, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-133, sheet 8B, family 261, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 398.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGK-K6R : accessed 23 Apr 2014), Mary Louise Hamber, 24 Apr 1941; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13171, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953631.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMJV-YNL : accessed 22 Apr 2014), Charles C Bennett and Florence Greet, 11 Jun 1884; citing registration 013932, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1869801.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZZ-4P2 : accessed 22 Apr 2014), Charles Corbishley Bennett and Ethel May Laing, 22 Feb 1911; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11370, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983527.

Major Charles Corbishly Bennett, http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=72068

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGQ-15Y : accessed 22 Apr 2014), Charles Corbishly Bennett, 13 May 1944; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13183, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983206.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZD-CXS : accessed 22 Apr 2014), Charles Greet Bennett and Maud Vera Louise Erickson, ; citing Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11371, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983528.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD82-N9T : accessed 22 Apr 2014), William Henry Barker in household of Arthur Patrick Bennett and Mary Louise Wimberly, 17 May 1926; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13751, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074504.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL16-LKV : accessed 22 Apr 2014), William Henry Barker in household of Mary Bennett, 27 May 1982; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13620, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051741.

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3 thoughts on “Barker, William Henry (1853-1929)

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  2. Here’s a bit more about George Westerdale Barker, son of William Henry Barker and Orpha Beard and his wife, Mary Hazel Heryford:

    George W. Barker committed suicide on 19 March 1928. The Medford, OR paper (Mail-Tribute) of March 20-23, 1928 published a series of stories about GWB’s suicide along with assurances that the bank was still sound. GWB, apparently concerned about an audit of the Pine Belt Bank, of which he was the owner/manager (with wife Hazel and daughter Eleanore listed as directors), shot himself in the head at his fishing camp, not too far from Butte Falls. His suicide note read:

    “My wife Hazel Barker, and daughter, Eleanore, who appear as directors of the Pine Belt Banking company, have never had anything whatsoever to do as directors. The bank was run entirely by me at all times. Gertrude Fredenberg, assistant cashier, was clerck only, and had no voice in its management.”

    “If there is any blame attached to the management in any way, it is all mine. Therer has been no stealing at any time and there is plenty of property and other assets to pay all the depositors in full. The mistakes in judgment show that I am not the man for the place.”

    “My heart’s love to wife and little ones. This worry is killing me and I hardly know what I am writing. Do not blame Hazel or Eleanore with anything as they know absolutely nothing bout it. George W. Barker March 19, 1928

    The bank was taken over by the First National Bank of Medford. William Henry Barker (GWB’s father) provided financial support by purchasing $11,500 in bonds of the Eagle Point Irrigation district and $13,000 in property in Medford that the Pine Belt Bank held.

    In 1929, Mary Hazel Barker filed a petition in the County Court, Lane County, Oregon to be appointed guardian of her three minor children: Orpha Eleanor (14), Mary Lorraine (11) and George Frederick (5) following the death of their father, George W. Barker. William Barker, Jr. (brother in law), Frederick A. Barker (brother in law) and A. T. Cockerline (William Barker , Jr.’s father in law or brother in law) were to be appointed as appraisers of the estate, which seems to have consisted of $606.90 cash and no household goods, land, house, or anything else.

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