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 Wharton Barker

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Wharton Barker

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Apr 1921 (aged 74)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Sec G, Lot 285
Memorial ID 21731208 View Source
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PHILADELPHIA, April 9 - Wharton Barker, "middle of the road" Populist candidate for president of the United States in 1900, who died at his home here early today at the age of 75, will be buried Tuesday. The funeral, the Barker family announced today, will be "as private as possible." Barker was prominent in the financial and political life of Philadelphia for more that 59 years and was a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania more than 40 years.
~ Trenton Evening Times, Sat., 9 Apr 1921, pg. 5
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Son of Abraham and Sarah (Wharton) Barker. Grandson of Jacob Barker (a cousin of Benjamin Franklin) and William Wharton (maternal grandfather). Husband of Margaret Corlies (married in 1867), who is a daughter of Joseph Baker.

Wharton Barker was a Populist candidate for President of the United States in 1898.


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  • Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
  • Added: 23 Sep 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21731208
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/21731208/wharton-barker : accessed ), memorial page for Wharton Barker (1 May 1846–9 Apr 1921), Find a Grave Memorial ID 21731208, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Linda Applegate Brown (contributor 46791676) .