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Peter Barker
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1846, Scotland
Death: Jan. 8, 1919
Jamaica Plain
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Peter was son of Patrick and Ellen (Burke) Barker. He and his wife Rose (Cunningham) moved to Johnstone, Renfrewshire (near Glasgow), Scotland, (possibly during one of the potato famines) where three of their four children were born: Margaret, who died at age 19 of a heart valve defect; Ellen (born in Ireland), who never married; Thomas, who did marry; and Susan, who married a Mr. Florence Donahue. All except Thomas are buried in the same double-plot grave in ("Old") Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale.

Rose and the four mostly adult children came to the U. S. aboard the "Atlas" in the 1880's. It is assumed that Peter Barker arrived in the U. S. within the year or so prior to the arrival of his family.

Peter is reputed to have made a relative fortune in buying real estate in the Green Street, Jamaica Plain neighborhood. He reportedly lost all his money and properties. Late in his life, he was listed as a gardener, and drove a horse-drawn wagon for the Little Sisters of the Poor, according to his granddaughter Ellen E. (Barker) Maxwell.

Thomas, who reportedly began the first football (soccer) team in the Boston area, is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, Dedham, MA, with his wife Elizabeth Elinor (Boomer), and four of his eight children.

For work, Thomas was a foreman in various weaving mills/companies in the Boston-Jamaica Plain area. At one point, he was a foreman in a fisherman's net company on Atlantic Avenue, Boston. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rose Ann Cunningham Barker (1841 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  Ellen A Barker (1864 - 1932)*
  Thomas Barker (1865 - 1936)*
  Margaret Barker (1868 - 1887)*
  Susan Barker Donahoe (1873 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Roslindale
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Dormant1
Record added: Oct 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11896950
Peter Barker
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 Added: Oct. 6, 2005
 
 
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