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Capt Elihu C. Barker
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1834
Thirty
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1918
Palo Alto
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Captain Elihu C. Barker
First Enlisted with Co. C 1st Iowa Vol. Cav. in June of 1861
For 3 years. He Reach the Ranks of 1st Sgt Then of 2nd Lieutenant of Co. C In May of 1864 he was offered the Rank of Captain in Co. C 113th U.S.C.I (U.S. Colored Inf.) He was a White Officer in charge of Colored Troops Which is what they were called in the 1860s
He came to Calif. in the Summer of 1879 and Became a Farmer.
He Died on November the 11th 1918 Armistice day (End of the Great War!! AKA W.W, 1 ) He had been sick for over a month and told his Family that "I'll be Hanged if I'm Leaving here before I know our boys beat the Hun" (Germans)
And sure enough when the News came that Germany Has Given up the fight, His Last words were "Thank you lord for letting me see the end to all this Fuss.....You can take me now" And a few hours later He died peacefuly in his sleep at age 84 A Grand old man right to the end and those who knew him loved him.
Story of his Death was told to me by his Grandson Edwin Barker 1902 to 1995 
 
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 Children:
  Guy M. Barker (1873 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Alta Mesa Memorial Park
Palo Alto
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Plot: Old Section near Flag Pole
 
Created by: Herbert Rickards
Record added: Dec 24, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5126385
Capt Elihu C. Barker
Added by: Herbert Rickards
 
Capt Elihu C. Barker
Added by: Herbert Rickards
 
Capt Elihu C. Barker
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