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Feb. 17, 1910
DEATH ENTERS HOME
On Saturday, February 12th the angel of death visited the Barker home on the bench and
called there-from the mother, Mrs. Jennie May Barker, after a short illness of blood
poisoning. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Barker came to Payette last spring from Oklahoma and
purchased a place on the bench and the death of the wife is made all the more sad from the
fact that they were just preparing after a year of hard work, to move into a ‘fine new
house the husband had been building.’ The funeral occurred Tuesday from the Christian
church and in the illness of Rev. D. C. Peters, was preached by Rev. A. Wells. The
remains were interred in Riverside cemetery, a large number of the friends and neighbors
from the bench attending testifying their appreciation of this good woman who while only a
resident of their community a short time had endeared herself to many.
Jennie May Barker was born at Plymouth, Illinois, May 19, 1876 and was united in marriage
to Allen (s/b Aaron) Edward Barker at Lacy, Oklahoma on January 30th, 1895. At the time
of her death she was 38 years, 8 months and 24 days of age. For sixteen years she had
been a faithful, conscientious member of the Christian church as also the husband.
She leaves to mourn her untimely call five manly little sons, her husband, a devoted
father and three sisters all of whom reside at a distance.