Yuma County, Colorado
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Likely parents of Lottie :
Jas Hall married Ursula Lambert, daughter of Peter Lambert, age 16, in Lee County Virginia, April 15, 1857.
In 1860 Lee County, Jas D. Hall is 23, Usdey 18, with Charlotta 2. In 1870 Lee County, James D. Hall is 30, born in Rockingham County, NC, with Charlotta 12, Roda E. 4, and Nancy 1B. eleven months,
This is likely Lottie's sister:
Rhoda Elizabeth Essary born 1866, to James D. Hall and Nancy Jennings, died July 5 1937 in Tazewell County Tennessee.
Jas Hall married Ursula Lambert , daughter of Peter Lambert, age 16, in Lee County April 15, 1857.
In 1860 Lee County, Virginia, Jas D. Hall is 23, Usdey 18, with Charlotta 2. In 1870 Lee County Virginia James D. Hall is 30, born in Rockingham County, NC, with Charlotta 12, Roda E. 4, and Nancy 1B. eleven months,
February 17, 1959 Lincoln, Nebraska
Mr. and Mrs. George Freriehs announce the engagement of their daughter, Delores DeAnn, to Airman First Class Robert Warren Barker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barker of Clarksburg, W. Va. Miss Freriehs attended Lincoln School of Commerce. Mr. Barker is stationed at the Lincoln Air Force Base. The couple have chosen Aug. 10 for their wedding date.
Raymond J. Barker, 82, passed away Friday, July 29, 2005, at Aspen Park Healthcare in Moscow, Idaho.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine's Catholic Center, near the University of Idaho Student Union Building.
Ray was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Bethany, Neb., to Joseph Barker and Elizabeth Barker, and had three sisters and a brother. His father lost a leg in an industrial accident, and the family got by during the Depression on the proceeds from his father's shoe repair shop, plus food from their small farm.
After two years at the University of Nebraska, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps officer candidate school. The year was 1943. Ray became the navigator on a B-24 in the Pacific, flying 40 missions over the Philippines and Japan.
A few days before shipping out, he married Viola Woods at Mountain Home, Idaho. They had three sons after the war: Lawrence, Earl and Joseph.
In the early 1980s he began attending reunions of his old squadron, and in 1989, made the trip of a lifetime back to the tiny Palau island that was their first base.
Ray had fallen in love with Idaho during his brief stay during the war. After earning a degree in agriculture, he jumped at the chance to relocate here, accepting a job with the Soil Conservation Service in St. Maries, Idaho. Later he was based in Sandpoint, Lewiston, Coeur d'Alene, and finally Moscow, where he lived since 1963.
His job was mapping soils throughout the 10-county area of northern Idaho, and he said, "I can safely claim that I have been on more country roads than any other individual past, present, and, I'll wager, even the future." He spent his first three summers after retirement taking pictures of soils and landscapes throughout the state and authoring a publication called the "Idaho Soil Atlas."
Ray's great love was jazz. He grew up during the Swing Era, and bought his first guitar in 1935. The price was $4.95. By college he was playing on live radio three days a week. His professional career spanned more than 60 years, but his most cherished times were the hundreds of appearances with the Lionel Hampton School of Music jazz choirs and bands.
In the 1950s, Ray decided to save money by teaching himself how to tune the family's piano. One thing led to another, and soon he had all the work he could handle. He announced his retirement from piano tuning on his 80th birthday.
He married Jeane Buchanan in 1974, and was widowed in 1994. During their 20 years together they especially enjoyed traveling. Ray made it his goal to visit every one of the seven continents in his retirement. Among many remarkable trips was their 1988 visit to China soon after it was opened to Western tourists, and Ray's cruise on a small ship to Antarctica. Ray's green thumb was legendary. He decided to build a greenhouse so he could have tomatoes year-round and fill his front yard with prize-winning flower beds. He was known by his grandchildren as Grandpa Greenhouse.
He married Alyse Boyd in 1996, and was adopted into her extended family. During their wonderful years together, they took trips to Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
He is survived by his wife Alyse Boyd Barker; a brother, Leonard Barker of Fayetteville, N.Y.; sons Larry Barker and Earl Barker of Enumclaw, Wash., and son, Joe Barker of Orlando, Fla.; plus four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death this year by his beloved granddaughter, Vicki Barker.
Memorial donations may be made in Ray's name to the University of Idaho School of Music's jazz department, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Short's Funeral Chapel of Moscow.
Syracuse, New York
Leonard M. Barker, 89, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. Born and reared in Nebraska, he earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska and immediately entered the service as an officer in the Signal Corps. He served throughout WW II and was the assistant signal officer of the 11th Air Force Headquarters stationed in the Aleutians with the rank of captain. Following WW II, Mr. Barker worked for 38 years as an engineer for the General Electric Company in Syracuse in the areas of radar, sonar, and space systems. He was the proposal manager and system engineer for the Radio Guidance System of our country's first ICBM, the Atlas Missile--the system that also guided all of the original astronauts into orbit aboard the Mercury and Gemini capsules. He was a secretary of GE's Elfun Society and was president of the Syracuse Chapter of the American Rocket Society. He pursued graduate work at Harvard, MIT, and Syracuse University.
Devotion to God, family, country, and work were of utmost importance. He was an avid gardener and had a love of learning. Active in amateur radio since 1939, he held the call sign W2SU.
Mr. Barker is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Mary E. Patzke; their five children, David J. (Susan B. Tayntor) Barker of Cazenovia, Katherine (Federico) Meira of Cazenovia, Patricia (John) von Reyn of Manassas, VA; Martin John Leonard (Carol) Barker of Henderson, NV and Margaret (Ira) Rosenheck of Liverpool; 14 grandchildren (Barker, Lesinski, Rosenheck, von Reyn); six great-grand-children; numerous step-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel, 3690 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Funeral services will be 8 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt, NY , with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in DeWitt.
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