Biography of John W. Barker
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Barker, John W., son of John and Amy (Howland) Barker, was born in the town of Dartmouth, Bristol county, Mass., May 21, 1819, and was educated in the schools of his native town. After finishing his schooling he entered the employ of Simeon WI. Clifford, who was engaged in the meat business in Fairhaven, and with whom he remained for three years. He then accepted a position with the firm of Gifford & Whiting, who were engaged at that time in the meat business in New Bedford. He remained with them for a period of five years, and then accçpted a position with his uncle, Isaac Barker. After a service of seven years he formed a copartnership with Samuel Gifford, and under the firm name of Gifford & Barker, conducted a meat business in New Bedford for over thirty years. This partnership continued until 1895 and was then dissolved by mutual consent. In 1867 Mr. Barker married Ruth Pierce, and they have four daughters.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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