Fonds MS85 - Theodore Clowes Barker

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Theodore Clowes Barker

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  • 1891 - 1960 (Creation)
    Barker, Theodore Clowes

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Theodore Clowes Barker, “Theo”, the son of Robert & Mary (Brown) Barker, was born at Fredericton on 6 Oct. 1891. He was a member of the Canadian militia prior to the First World War and with the outbreak of the war enlisted in the 23rd Field Battery and served overseas. In October 1915, he received a commission to serve with the Imperial Army Permanent Force and until 1920 , when he was repatriated to Canada, he saw service in many countries including Ireland, Turkey, and the Black Sea region of Russia. He married Betty Poulton while in London in 1918 and when he returned to Fredericton in 1920, began work with the New Brunswick Dept. of Public Works where he remained until his retirement in 1959. He also remained active in the military during the interwar period. On the death of his father in 1929, he took on the post as Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor that, on his death in 1960, passed to his wife, Betty. Thus for a period of over 75 years the Barker family served the Lt. Governor’s of NB as Secretary. Theo died on 9 Dec 1960.

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The records donated by Brig. Eric Snow in October 1986 came from the estate of Mary Barker (FRM acc. 1987.3).

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The series consists of the records of Theodore Clowes Barker, including war records, correspondence and clippings.

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The records donated by Brig. Eric Snow in October 1986 came from the estate of Mary Barker.


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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

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MC300 York-Sunbury Historical Society Collection

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