Notes for Richard M. Barton

LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois Co. MO, Fri. May 16, 1952.

Richard M. Barton, son of the late T. M. and Catherine Mills Barton, was born in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri on April 7, 1885 and departed this life on May 5, 1952, aged 67 years 28 days. On October 1, 1906 he was united in marriage to Susie Young of Farmington, and to this union were born six children who, with the wife, mourn his passing. The children are Mrs. Freida Robinson, Mrs. Evelyn Smith, Mrs. Nell Ten Eyck, Lamar, Floyd and Firmin Barton. He also leaves six grandchildren: Donald Robinson, Norma and Byron Barton, Verdell Barton, Patricia Ann Ten Eyk and Judith Mae Barton.

He was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Alice Mills, Frank Barton, Mrs. Nora Humphrey, Mrs. Blanche Stan and Albert Barton. The brothers and sisters still living are Mrs. Mary Pirtle, Mrs. Kate Dixon, Mrs. Lois Campbell, Mrs. Hazel Cook, Mrs. Annie Welker, Roy, Marvin and Peter Barton. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were conducted from Southern Funeral Home, St. Louis, on May 7, conducted by Rev. D. F. Risk of Water Tower Baptist Church and Rev. John F. Hines of Lindenwood Baptist Church. Interment was in Sunset Burial Park.

Mr. Barton was formerly a resident of Flat River, and was a postal clerk at the Flat River Post Office.
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