Lyman Barker, short bio taken from "North Ogden Ward History"
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March 15, 1872, Lyman Barker born to James Barker and Polly E Blodgett. He was baptized May 6, 1880, by John Brown and confirmed 3 days later by Nathaniel Montgomery. In his 11th year, November 4, 1888, he was ordained a Deacon. He grew up with a love for music, adopting the organ as his favorite instrument, taking his first training under his sister, Harriet, following it up with a series of lessons in Ogden, until he became sufficiently proficient to take classes himself, and served for many years as organist of the Ward Choir and Mutual Improvement Association. February 28, 1894, he was ordained an Elder by Bishop Thomas Wallace. He was married January 9, 1901 to Miss Harriet E Ward, daughter of Bishop James Ward and located on the father's estate on Cold Water, in North Ogden, where he accumulated considerable means. A number of children were born to them, namely, Horace Lyman, November 11, 1901, blessed January 5, 1902, by James Ward; Harriet Verna, December 4, 1904, blessed March 5, 1905, by James Ward; Lewis Ward, September 8, 1907, blessed December 1 1907, by James Ward.