Catherine E. “Cassie” <I>McDonald</I> Barker

Catherine E. “Cassie” McDonald Barker

Death 18 Jan 1939 (aged 77–78)
Burial Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot R 9
Memorial ID 138641923 · View Source
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Catherine E. "Cassie" McDonald Barker - November 25, 1861 - January 18, 1939. Plot: R

Newspaper Obituary - January 25, 1939 Sandy Creek News - Mrs. Catherine Baker - Catherine McDonald Barker, widow of the late James Barker died January 18, 1939 at the Good Shepard hospital, Syracuse, where she had been a patient for three weeks. She had been in poor health for some time and had been in the hospital for treatment previous to her last illness. Mrs. Barker was born November 25, 1861, daughter of Alexander and Catherine McDonald of Lorraine. She was married in 1883 to James Barker of Boylston who was a native of England. The couple began housekeeping on a three hundred acre farm in the northeastern part of the town of Boylston which they successfully operated until 1917 when they came to Lacona and bought the J.H. Ward home. Here they did gardening on an extensive scale and raised several varieties of berries and other small fruits until prevented by poor health. Mr. Barker passed away on November 21, 1922 and Mrs. Barker has continued her residence in Lacona. Of the three children born to them two are now living. A daughter Ethel (Mrs. Rye Wells) of Ilion and a son Oren who operates the home farm in Boylston and is the present supervisor of the town. The daughter Adelaide became the wife of Frank Stafford. She died shortly after the birth of her daughter Kathryn, now Mrs. Donald Alexander of Utica. Besides Mrs. Alexander, there survives three other grandchildren, a son and two daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Oren Barker and also a brother John McDonald of Lorraine. The funeral services was held at the home Saturday, January 21, at two o'clock and was conducted by Rev. F. Dwight Blinn, pastor of the Baptist church and interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery.

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  • Maintained by: Charlene Cole
  • Originally Created by: Half-Shire Historical Society
  • Added: 12 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138641923
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine E. “Cassie” McDonald Barker (1861–18 Jan 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138641923, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Charlene Cole (contributor 49062115) .