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gerald farren (#46813802)
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I am a retired school teacher of 35 years. I became interested in genealogy while researching my father's family. Although he was raised as Frank Gerald Farren,my father's biological father's name was Frank J. Barker. Frank Barker was Little Bessie Barker's brother born in 1886. Through research I was able to find the Barker family in Utah, a loving and caring family not much different from the one I come from. I only wish my father would have had the chance to have known them.
I have a wife of 37 years. We have three sons and a daughter, and four grandsons. Our family is a very close family and we spend much time together. My wife and I are very proud of our children.
My Grandfather has been lost since 1918 and no one in the Barker family knows where he disapeared to. He left Utah just before my father was born. He was a barber and in 1910 worked for the Rio Grande & Denver railroad.
It has become my challenge in life to find him and his last resting place. Any information would be appreciated.

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Joy Swihart
Thank you for the photo of Margaret Schroder's marker
Added by Joy Swihart on Apr 10, 2014 9:40 AM
Bessie Barker

I happened upon the memorial of Bessie Barker and it moved me to tears.

Thank you for sharing her personal story, and thank you for keeping her memory alive, even in total strangers like me.

Your bronze figurine of her is simply beautiful. I can tell that she means so very much to you.

This is Find A Grave at its best! Thank you for sharing.

Added by AZEXPLORER on Jan 20, 2014 6:05 PM
Rita Hicks DonCarlos
RE: Bessie Barker
Thank you so much for allowing me to use your photos.
I would be glad to send you an invite to my Leonard tree and will do so immediately.
I hope you can find something in my tree to help you in your search for your Grandfather.
Thank you again,
Rita Hicks DonCarlos
Added by Rita Hicks DonCarlos on Dec 14, 2013 7:48 PM
Rita Hicks DonCarlos
Bessie Barker
I just found Find A Grave Memorial# 14751736 of little Bessie Barker.
I have to tell you, it was the most moving thing I have read in a long time. Even though it was over 100 years ago, I wept tears for the little girl and her family.
I have data on the Barker family in my Leonard Tree on and would like to include the picture and story of Bessie but knowing how personal this is, I wanted to ask before I did so.
Thank you,
Rita DonCarlos
Added by Rita Hicks DonCarlos on Apr 04, 2012 4:05 PM
Glenda Ragan
Thanks for the headstone picture for Michael. You were busy today.
Added by Glenda Ragan on Dec 28, 2011 8:49 PM
Glenda Ragan
Andrew Walker
Thank You for taking a shot of his headstone. It's a great picture to find the location.
Added by Glenda Ragan on Dec 28, 2011 7:59 PM
Re: Caroline Schellhous photo
I've uploaded the wonderful photo of Caroline, with thanks to you. Also wanted to let you know that I've been contacted by another Schellhous family researcher who commented on all the wonderful photos that I've posted. Passed along that they were all from you!
Added by Karen on Nov 12, 2011 11:41 AM
4-ever Nanny
Roseville Cemetery
Jerry; Thank you sooo much for ALL of your efforts and accomplishments!! The photo's for the Neep's & Butler's are great. You are a big help in my venture.
Added by 4-ever Nanny on Nov 08, 2011 2:15 PM
Re: Martin Schellhous
Ah -- thank you for uploading the photos! Should have checked before I replied via email.
Absolutely wonderful
Added by Karen on Nov 04, 2011 10:51 AM
4-ever Nanny
Beeman's @ Roseville Cem.
Jerry; Thank you! I have noted the burial info - this is where I thought they were but could not find them on either of the two lists I was able to find. I really appreciate the pin's. Thanks.
Added by 4-ever Nanny on Nov 02, 2011 9:53 AM
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