m. 12 Feb 1913 Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Facts and Events
In 1908 Lois Link left her home in Thomasville, Tennessee, to accept a teaching position at the Holland School in rural northwest Georgia. She only taught there one year, but Holland would become her home and the center of her family.
Her daughter, Mary, wrote an article for The Chattooga County Historical Society Quarterly (September 20, 1993) describing the Holland School:
Adolphus Montgomery Barker (1872-1921) was the only son of John Thomas Barker and Linnia Blake. He was 36 when he and Lois Link first met. He owned a store in Lyerly, Georgia, while also managing the family farm on Kincaid Mountain near Holland.
Lois only taught in Holland one year, but that was enough to catch Dolph Barker's heart. For the next few years, she continued to teach in various schools around Georgia until they married in February 1913. Lois kept Dolph's letters from that period, giving the rest of us an opportunity to get to know him.