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Wharton Barker
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Birth: May 1, 1846
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1921
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

PHILADELPHIA, April 9 - Wharton Barker, "middle of the road" Populist candidate for president of the United States in 1900, who died at his home here early today at the age of 75, will be buried Tuesday. The funeral, the Barker family announced today, will be "as private as possible." Barker was prominent in the financial and political life of Philadelphia for more that 59 years and was a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania more than 40 years.
~ Trenton Evening Times, Sat., 9 Apr 1921, pg. 5
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Son of Abraham and Sarah (Wharton) Barker. Grandson of Jacob Barker (a cousin of Benjamin Franklin) and William Wharton (maternal grandfather). Husband of Margaret Corlies (married in 1867), who is a daughter of Joseph Baker.

Wharton Barker was a Populist candidate for President of the United States in 1898. 
 
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 Parents:
  Abraham Barker (1822 - 1906)
  Sarah Wharton Barker
 
 Sibling:
  Wharton Barker (1846 - 1921)
  Abraham Barker (1849 - 1851)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec G, Lot 285
 
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Sep 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21731208
Wharton Barker
Added by: Lucille Barker
 
Wharton Barker
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Added by: Russ Dodge
 
 
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Rest in Peace
- Linda Applegate Brown
 Added: Sep. 23, 2007
 
 
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