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PFC Richard Wilson Barkley

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PFC Richard Wilson Barkley Veteran

Birth
Eden, Somerset County, Maryland, USA
Death
11 Jul 1948 (aged 26)
O'Hara Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Eden, Somerset County, Maryland, USA GPS-Latitude: 38.2726889, Longitude: -75.6356435
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Obituary, published in The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware) on Fri., July 16, 1948, on page 9:

"EDEN WAR VETERAN, DROWNED IN PA., BURIED

EDEN, Md., July 16 ━(Special)━
Funeral services were held today at Flower Hill Methodist Church in Eden for Richard W. Barkley, 26-year-old veteran who was drowned Sunday in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Discharged about one and a half years ago from the U.S. Army, he was fishing when a storm arose and caused his boat to capsize. He had been employed in Pittsburgh since his discharge.

The youngest son of Coulbourne and Ada Barkley of the Negro section of Eden, he leaves eight brothers and sisters.

Interment was in the church cemetery."
[I have a screenshot of the obituary, but I have reached my limit of photo uploads for this memorial.]
Obituary, published in The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware) on Fri., July 16, 1948, on page 9:

"EDEN WAR VETERAN, DROWNED IN PA., BURIED

EDEN, Md., July 16 ━(Special)━
Funeral services were held today at Flower Hill Methodist Church in Eden for Richard W. Barkley, 26-year-old veteran who was drowned Sunday in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Discharged about one and a half years ago from the U.S. Army, he was fishing when a storm arose and caused his boat to capsize. He had been employed in Pittsburgh since his discharge.

The youngest son of Coulbourne and Ada Barkley of the Negro section of Eden, he leaves eight brothers and sisters.

Interment was in the church cemetery."
[I have a screenshot of the obituary, but I have reached my limit of photo uploads for this memorial.]

Inscription

RICHARD W
BARKLEY

MARYLAND
PFC
580 PORT CO TC
WORLD WAR II

DECEMBER 5, 1922
JULY 11, 1948



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