ALBERT AUBURN BARKER. - Among the enterprising and prosperous farmers residing near Bethel, Wyandotte county, Kansas, is Albert Auburn Barker, brother of J. T. Barker, and nephew of Thomas J. Barker of Kansas City, mention of both of whom will be found on another page of this volume.
Mr. Barker is the owner of a fine farm, comprising three hundred and fifty acres of choice land, on which he raises the various crops common to the locality, wheat however being his chief crop, and he annually raises more or less stock. Recently he erected a commodious and attractive home on his farm, which he and his family occupy, and which by its surroundings and interior arrangements at once stamp the Barkers as people of culture and refinement.
Mr. Barker is a native of Mercer county, Virginia, born May 27, 1855, and in the "Old Dominion" spent the first eight years of his life. Then in 1863 he accompanied his parents to Kansas, where he grew to manhood, and where he has since made his home.
In 1891 he married Miss Sophia Hacker, a native of Kentucky, and they are the parents of three children: Thurman Bryan, Ethel and Albert H.
Politically, Mr. Barker is a Democrat; fraternally, a Mason, he is a member of Delaware Lodge No. 96, and has attained to the Thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite, holding membership in Kansas City, Kansas. He is well known throughout the community and those who know him best appreciate most highly his many sterling qualities as citizen, neighbor and friend. Mr. Barker's beautiful farm is known as "The Johnnie Cake Farm," named after the old Indian Chief, who formerly owned this place.
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