|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1932|
Born in 1849, the 15-year-old Henry Barker enlisted as a musician in Co. B, 38TH IND INF on Feb. 17, 1864 while the veterans of the regiment were home on furlough and hosting recruiting drives. During his time in the army, Barker participated in Sherman's Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea, the Carolinas Campaign (including the Battle of Bentonville, NC), the "Race To Richmond", and the Grand Review of the Union Army before being mustered out with the rest of the regiment on July 15, 1865.
In his post-war years, Barker became a member of Indiana G.A.R. Post #17 (George H. Thomas Post) in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, married a woman named Harriett (1856-1927), and had the following children: L. Franklin (b. 1879), Hazel May (b. 1884), Elsie M. (b. 1886), and Lola Mary (b. 1888). Henry applied for a federal pension July 18, 1891 (app. #1,039,287; cert. #706,711 – Indiana) 26 years and 3 days after he mustered out of the army. According to the 1910 U.S. Census, Barker worked as a shipping clerk in Indianapolis, Ward 9, Marion Co., IN. At the time of the 1920 census, he was working as an elevator operator in the "building" industry in Center Twp., Marion Co., IN. Three years after the passing of his wife, Harriett, Barker was documented in the 1930 U.S. Census as a resident of his daughter Elsie's and shoe salesman son-in-law Edward Bailey's home at 5207 North Capitol Ave. in Indianapolis (which still exists today). He passed away Dec. 30, 1932 at the age of 83.
Crown Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section 65, Lot 222
Created by: Traie Shelhart
Record added: Oct 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42617582