No name of paper or date of paper provided but must have been soon after his death on 16 Sep. 1927.
Well Known Brown Co. Man Dead
Henry Barker, well known Brown Co. man, passed away at his home in Hersman Friday morning about dawn.
Mr. Barker had been ill for over a year and critically so for the past month. He suffered from severe intestinal troubles and recently expressed a desire to pass to realms beyond. He was surrounded by his family of children, his wife having preceded him in death three years ago.
The funeral of the late James Henry Barker will be held at four o’clock Saturday afternoon, September 17th, at the family residence in Hersman. Funeral services conducted by Rev. H. G. Gleiser. Interment in Hersman Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited.
Born August 19, 1858 Richland, Co., Illinois Died September 16. 1927, Hersman, Illinois
Contributed by: Luella Rigg Ostonal