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Barker, Sir Johnlocked

(1840–1914)
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Barker, Sir John (1840–1914), department store owner, was born at Loose, Kent, on 6 April 1840, the son of Joseph Barker, a carpenter and brewer, and his wife, Ann Sells. He was educated privately and in 1853 began a three-year apprenticeship to a draper in ...

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