Miss Winifred Barker

Winifred Barker, 9, was a United States citizen from Trenton, New Jersey, United States.  She was the daughter of Thomas and Martha Barker.  Winifred had an older sister named Doris, aged 14 at the time of the Lusitania disaster. In Trenton, she lived on Atlantic Avenue. Winifred was lost in the Lusitania disaster. Her mother survived. In May 1915, Winifred accompanied her mother Martha on the Lusitania to visit Martha's sick mother in England. Thomas and Doris stayed behind in the United States. In the sinking of the Lusitania on 7 May 1915, Winifred Barker was lost. Her body was either never recovered or never identified. Martha was saved but subjected to exposure and the loss of her daughter. The property which was lost belonging to her and her daughter was valued at $500.00. Thomas died not long afterwards and Martha remarried to a man by the name of Gretton. In her lawsuit against Germany she was awarded the full amount she claimed for the loss of her daughter and their belongings.

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Martha Barker at the Mixed Claims Commission
Contributors: Judith Tavares References: Mixed Claims Commission, Docket No. 234, p. 376.

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