“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Westminster in Adams County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Ma Barker Gang

Lloyd William Barker

Ma Barker Gang Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marvin Seibert, October 19, 2013
1. Ma Barker Gang Marker
Inscription. Ma Barker's infamous son, Lloyd "Red" Barker traded in a life of crime for a life in Westminster in the 1940s. Lloyd grew up as part of the Barker Gang, described by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as "the toughest gang of hoodlums the FBI has ever been called upon to eliminate." Lloyd served a 25-year prison sentence, then left his criminal past behind in 1938. After serving honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II, Lloyd moved to Westminster and worked at a bar and grill in Denver. He was shot and killed by his wife in their Westminster home on March 18, 1949.
Erected 2002 by City of Westminster Historical Marker Program Capital Improvement Project. (Marker Number 12.)
Location. 39° 49.748′ N, 105° 2.327′ W. Marker is in Westminster, Colorado, in Adams County. Marker is on West 73rd Avenue 0.3 miles west of Lowell Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the side walk of a small park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3875 West 73rd Avenue, Westminster CO 80030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. WFD Volunteers 1934 - 2000 (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th St. Atrium / Littleton Creamery Beatrice Cold Storage Warehouse (approx. 5.6 miles away); Union Station (approx. 5.7 miles away); Merchandise Mart (approx. 5.7 miles away); Edward W. Wynkoop (approx. 5.7 miles away); Union Station Area (approx. 5.7 miles away); Denver City Railway Building (approx. 5.7 miles away); Blake Street Area (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Categories. Notable Persons
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marvin Seibert of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 123 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Marvin Seibert of Colorado Springs, Colorado. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. • Photo of the house where Lloyd Barker was killed. • Can you help?
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