James H. Barker
Merced Express, October 10, 1924
PIONEER LE GRAND MAN IS SUMMONED
James H. Barker, a well-known and highly respected pioneer resident of the Le Grand section of Merced county, passed away last Saturday at the County Hospital, death coming after an illness of several weeks from heart trouble.
Mr. Barker, who was a native of Missouri, aged 69 years, had resided in the Le Grand district for 58 years, coming from Missouri in 1856. He crossed the plains in a covered wagon in the famous Turner-hill caravan, and has spent practically all his time in Merced and Mariposa counties since coming to this State.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Howard H. Brandon of Fresno, Mrs. E. W. Hamlett of Le Grand; one brother, John A. Barker of Le Grand; a nephew, Frank D. Hamlett of Fresno; and two nieces, Mrs. E. G. Adams of Livingston and Mrs. J. J. Floy of Le Grand.
The Funeral was held at Le Grand Tuesday afternoon, and interment was in the Le Grand cemetery.
Contributed by: Carol Lackey