James “Albert” Barker died of Typhoid Fever at age 20 on 23 October 1881 in Ogden

James Albert Barker was the next younger brother of my Great-grandmother, Harriet Matilda Barker who was born in 1859.

Soon after his father, William Barker arrived in Mound Fort he was placed in the Sunday School as superintendent, until he was called on a mission to the state of Minnesota, for which field of labor he left on the 19th of April, 1881.

He was called home on account of the death of his son, Albert, on October 23, 1881. His older son, William Frederick, had died two years previously of the same disease, typhoid fever and pneumonia. His daughter, Nora, also had it but recovered.

Ogden Standard Nov 2 1881
BARKER – In Mound Fort on Oct. 31st, 1881, of typhoid fever, Albert son of Wm. and Harriet Barker (Mary Ann), agned 20 years 5 months, 2 days.
Funeral took place, this afternoon at one o’clock, at Mound Fort Schoolhouse.

Barker, Albert b. 1861 obit Ogden Standard Examiner


Here are the Barker family plots.  It’s possible the grave marked Andrew Barker d. 1881 is actually the plot for James Albert who died in 1881.Barker, Andrew d. 1881 headstone

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