Harriet Matilda Barker b. 23 September 1859, my Great-grandmother!

Barker, Harriet b. 1859

Something Wonderful just happened.  I am looking into the face of my Great-grandmother, Harriet Barker for the very first time!  What a thrill.  I’ve never known what she looked like.  She is the mother of my Grandpa Franklin Smuin who was born in 1896.  Tonight I found a photo of her posted on FamilySearch.  She married John M. Smuin on 25 July 1878 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City.  She died on 7 December 1918 at age 59.  I know very little about her, but I know now that she was beautiful and when I look into her face, I love her immediately.  She feels familiar to me.  She feels dear.  I am thrilled to see you, great-grandma.

Please, if you know anything about Harriet, I would love to know more.

Update:  This may be the photo of Harriet Barker Chase, b. 1835, my 2nd great-grandaunt. Need to do a little checking.  I found this picture with the caption.  I think I need to keep looking for Harriet Barker.  Sad.

Barker, Harriet

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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