George Henry Barker Deputy Chief Constable of Sheffield (1866-1937)

This obituary appeared in the Sheffield Telegraph dated 14th March 1937, and referred to the recent death of Sheffield's former Deputy Chief Constable George Henry Barker. He was in Sheffield's police service for a total of 44 years and served as Deputy Chief Constable for 27 of them. He would have had a good knowledge of a few of the events that appear on this site!

George was cremated at Sheffield's City Road Crematorium  - BARKER, George Henry (Cremation Index Record, age 70).
Died at ~; Buried on March 15, 1937 in ~ ground; cremated. Grave Number ~, Section ~ of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.Parent or Next of Kin if Available: ~. Remarks: Cremation number is 1498.

But whilst I was researching this article I came across a further tragedy that befell the family barely two years after George's death. The obituary refers to a widow, two sons and a daughter. The 1911 Census supplies the details

The youngest son Reginald Thorpe Barker the aged 20, was an assistant metallurgical chemist in a steelworks - this is what happened to him


Sheffield Telegraph dated 14th March 1937

UK Census

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