Monday, October 17, 2011

Jerome Cemetery: New Section, Block 17, Lot 2 -- William Joseph Barton, 1875-1951, and Family

Jerome Cemetery - New Section
Block 17, Lot 2, Row 5
  William Joseph Barton ...
  Viola Butler ...
  Daughter ...
  Willard Barton ...
William Joseph Barton, 1875-1951
  William Joseph Barton, 76, died at 5 o'clock Monday morning [22 January 1951] at the St. Joseph hospital. He had been a patient there for the past two weeks. He lived at 1510 South Main street.
  Barton was born in Putnam county, Missouri, January 13, 1875. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Barton. He married Viola Butler and to this union were born seven children, five surviving. They are B. C. Barton, Ventura, Calif.; H. N. Barton, Sterling, Colo.; Butler Barton, Broadview, Ill.; Mrs. James Mickey, Seymour; Mrs. Gale Felkner, Centerville R 3. Three sisters survive, Mrs. Home Hamilton, Centerville; Mrs. Emma McCulloch, Davenport; Mrs. Harl Brattain of Promise City.  Nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren survive.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola, who died in 1928. A son, Willard, died in 1934, and a daughter died in infancy.  His parents, a brother, Ruban, a sister, Mrs. Elmer Butler, also preceded.
  For a number of years Mr. Barton served as a Centerville constable. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Johnson Funeral home with the Rev. Fred J. Ackman officiating.  Burial will be at the Jerome cemetery.

  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of this January 1951 obituary and Funeral Notice to The Jerome Journal by Leona Patten of Loveland, Colorado. 
Seymour Herald - 25 January 1951
W. J. Barton, 74, Died Early Monday
  Funeral services were held Wednesday in Centerville for William Joseph Barton, father of Mrs. James Mickey, who died early Monday. Barton, 74, had been a patent at the St. Joseph Hospital in Centerville for about two weeks. His home was at 1510 South Main St., Centerville.
  The Rev. Fred J. Ackman conducted the service at the Johnson Funeral home and burial was in the Jerome cemetery.
  Mr. Barton had been a Centerville constable for many years.
  Besides Mrs. Mickey he is survived by three sons and a daughter, B. C. Barton, Ventura, Calif., H. N. Barton, Sterling, Colo., Butler Barton, Broadview, Ill., and Mrs. Gale Felkner of Centerville. His wife, the former Viola Butler, died in 1928 and a son and daughter have preceded him in death.
  Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Homer Hamilton, of Centerville, Mrs. Emma McCulloch of Davenport and Mrs. Harl Brattain of Promise City, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Visiting the Mickeys and here for the rites Miss Joyce Mickey, Butler Barton and H. N. Barton.

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