Feb. 14, 1955 Ozark Christian County Missouri, USA
William was the son of John Barker and Elvira Adeline McDowell; husband of Mary Ann Essick.
There is an obvious discrepancy between his year of birth on this memorial and his tombstone. On the 1870 census he is 6 years old (c1864), in 1880 his age is 17 (c1863); on his death certificate his wife Mary was the informant and his age is given as 82 with a birthdate of February 2, 1873. He was most likely born in 1863.