Herman Barker

Herman Barker

Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri, USA
Death 29 Aug 1927 (aged 33)
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Burial Welch, Craig County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 1701 · View Source
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Criminal. Born in Aurora, Missouri to George and Kate Barker. Herman's life of crime began at an early age, when he and brother Lloyd Barker organize a youth gang, which dedicates itself to petty burglaries. Herman is arrested for robbery in Joplin, Missouri and is released to the care of his mother in 1915. After spending most of the Twenties in the company of the Kimes-Terrill gang, robbing banks in Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri, Herman Barker gets flagged down by policemen following the robbery of a Newton, Kansas store. Barker kills a police officer, but is seriously wounded as he attempts to speed past a roadblock. He turns his gun on himself, apparently committing suicide.

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herman Barker (30 Oct 1893–29 Aug 1927), Find a Grave Memorial no. 1701, citing Williams Timberhill Cemetery, Welch, Craig County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .