Biography of Frederick Barker
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Barker, Frederick, born in Montville, Me., April 29, 1839, received his education in the public schools, supplemented by a few terms in the high schools, and entered a country store as clerk when he was nineteen years old. He enlisted in 1862 in Company I. Twenty sixth Infantry Maine Volunteers and one year afterward was honorably discharged with the rank of captain. Mr. Barker spent most of three years in Cuba and South America, a portion of this time being in business at Baran Quilla, United States of Columbia. In December, 1876, he married Emma C., daughter of John W. White, of Belfast, Me., where he was engaged in the hardware business until 1869, and where he was clerk many years before. He began a business career in 1872 under the firm name of Booth, Pounce, Rose & Co., subsequently changed to Barker, Dounce, Rose & Gray, and since 1888 as Barker, Rose & Gray. This firm is now transacting an extensive trade.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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