Barker thrashing machine Barker family photo
Luella Ostonal

Barker thrashing machine

This is the way the Barkers made a living, I am told. It is in the possession of a Powell relative.

The Mystery

Two of these men may be James Henry Barker and his son Virgil Barker.

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Where are these Barkers from in IL. I have some in various places, including RICHLAND, ST.CLAIR, JACKSON, JASPER, and COOK counties in Illinois.
Mar 31, 2009 5:01 pm reply
If this is James and Virgil, then they were from Brown County (Mt. Sterling) and Morgan County (Meredosia). Virgil was my great grandfather and I have a similar photo/article about him and the thrasher.
Mar 22, 2010 5:54 pm reply