Eugene Campbell Barker

Eugene Campbell Barker

Walker County, Texas, USA
Death 22 Oct 1956 (aged 81)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 3, Lot 1011
Memorial ID 56889391 · View Source
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s/o Joseph Barker & Fannie Spearman Holland
h/o Matilda LeGrand Weeden - m. 06 May 1903

1. Eugene C. Barker Jr - b. ~1905
2. Lillie Barker - b. ~1907
3. Marion Barker - b. ~1908
4. David E. Barker - b. 1922

1930 Census: Texas> Travis> Austin - 07 Apr 1930
E.C. Barker - 54 (University Teacher)
Matilda Barker - 54 married 28 yrs
David Barker - 7

1920 Census: Texas> Travis> Austin - 12 Jan 1920
Eugene C. Barker - 45 (History Professor)
Matilda L. Barker - 45

1910 Census: Texas> Travis> Austin - 15 Apr 1910
E.C. Barker - 35 (School Teacher)
Matilda Barker - 35 married 6 yrs with 3 children

1900 Census: Texas> Travis> Austin - 01 Jun 1900
Matilda Weeden - 25
E.C. Barker - 25 boarding with the Weedens

Bio provided by Sherry:

Eugene C. Barker was born in Walker County, Texas. After his father's death in 1888, he moved to Palestine, where he worked as a blacksmith during the day and attended school at night. Barker enrolled in the University of Texas in September 1895 and really never left. He received his B.A. degree (1899) and an M.A. (1900) and then served the history department as tutor (1899-1901), instructor (1901-1913), professor (1913-1951), and professor emeritus (1951-19560. In 1910 Barker assumed the chair of the University of Texas history department, a position he held until 1925. When the title of distinguished professor was inaugurated in 1937, Barker was among the first three professors to be so honored.

Barker's contributions to the understanding and documentation of Texas History were immense. He wrote several volumes on Texas history and served as managing editor of the "Southwestern Historical Quarterly" and director of the Texas Historical Association (1910-1937). He was a revered teacher and one of the recognized leaders of the faculty. In 1950 the University of Texas named the Barker Texas History Center in his honor, the fist time that such an honor had been bestowed upon a living faculty member.

Information from the book: Texas Cemeteries by Bill Harvey

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