William “Reed” Barker b. 20 July 1909, d. 21 Dec 1982
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William Reed Barker is the son of Rufus Orrin and Ella Isadora Bushman Barker.
The Barker Family: William Reed, Jacob Lee, Ella Gladys, Don Ray, Arthur Eugene, and parents Ella Isadora and Rufus Orrin.Ella and Orrin Barker and Children
The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 532-533, published 1978
William Reed, son of Ella Isadora Bushman and Rufus Orrin Barker, was born July 20, 1909 in Fairview, Utah. He married Mada Marie Spencer, born Oct. 15, 1916 at Indianola, Utah. They were married on Oct. 18, 1933 in the Manti Temple. They had three children.
Reed Barker graduated from North Sanpete High School in 1927. After graduating he went to work on highway construction, spending four years at construction on Boulder Dam as a blacksmith and a shovel mechanic. He later returned to Utah where he had his own jewelry store and watch repairing for four years. He just retired December 20 as operating engineer for Provo City Power Company for 26 years.
He has held numerous positions in the Church: in the bishopric for two years; in the presidency of the Sunday School and MIA; and in the presidency of the High Priests Quorum.
Children of Reed and Mada Spencer Barker:
Evelyn Marie Barker Burton, born Aug. 2, 1934 in Boulder City, Nevada
Jay Spencer Barker, born Dec. 4, 1935 in Fairview, Utah
Luena Janene Barker Paulson, born Oct. 15, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Bushman Family History by Newbern L. Butt, p. 34-35, published 1956
Residence: Fairview, Nevada, and Provo. Builder. Formerly a jeweler and now a watch repairer; boiler operator, Provo City power. Active in Seventies Quorum; Stake Missionary; Counselor in EQ, Activity Counsleor, MIA, ward teacher. Counselor in Bonneville Ward Bishopric.