|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1870|
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 1928|
HENRY BULLETIN, Martinsville, Va., Tue., 17 July 1928, p. 1, col. 7: Tue.: July 24th 1928, p. 7, col. 6 and Fri., July 20th 1928, p. 1, col. 5:
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Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 17th, for James Monroe Barker, widely known Henry County man, who passed away after an illness of six weeks in a sanatorium at East Radford. The immediate cause of his death being dilation of the heart.
Mr. Barker for many years was one of the most prominent merchants in Henry County.
Besides his large mercantile business at Axton, he had numerous other business interests.
He was president of the Bank of Axton, and senior member of the firm of Barker and Terry and served the county in the Virginia Legislature for one term in 1912.
Services were conducted at the Barker home, after which the remains were conveyed to Oakwood Cemetery at Martinsville, where many people had gathered.
The display of flowers was unusually large.
He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Maggie Haley of Riceville, Pittsylvania County, by two daughters, Mrs. D. S. Arnold of Bethel, Vermont and Miss White Barker of New York City; two sons, Carlisle Barker of Martinsville and J. M. Jr. of Axton.
Surviving also are his mother, Mrs. J. M. Barker Sr., and two brothers, W. H. Barker of New York and C. Gordon Barker of Axton.
The Henry County General Index to Marriages shows that a daughter, Maggie H. Barker married 24 Oct. 1919, to Donald S. Arnold.
James Monroe Barker was a son of Elizabeth Roach Barker, 8/6/1848 - 6/27/1935 and James M. Barker, 11/10/1844 - 2/13/1912.
For burials of Barker family members, see OAKWOOD CEMETERY LOT INDEX, Third Edition, Compiled by the Martinsville Cemetery Assn., some burials in Sect. 4, Lot 55:
James Monroe Barker, 6/27/1870 - 7/15/1928
Maggie Haley Barker, 1/12/1872 - 2/14/1951
Benjamin Rush Barker, 12/3/1873 - 1/1/1874
Calderon Carlisle Barker, 3/30/1899 - 12/5/1961
Dorothy Spaulding Barker, 11/16/1902 - 5/5/1958
Elizabeth Roach Barker, 8/6/1848 - 6/27/1935
James M. Barker, 11/10/1844 - 2/13/1912
William Henry Barker, 3/6/1872 - 11/6/1960
William Henry Barker Jr., 8/8/1904 - 5/28/1931
James Monroe Barker (1844 - 1912)
Elizabeth Ann Roach Barker (1848 - 1935)
Maggie White Haley Barker (1872 - 1951)
James Monroe Barker (1870 - 1928)
Chesley Gordon Barker (1875 - 1937)*
Plot: Sect. 4, Lot 55
Maintained by: deegraver
Originally Created by: Wilton Golson
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55547816