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Richard Peyton "Pop" Bartlett, Sr
Birth: Jan. 3, 1902
Grafton
Taylor County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1970
Pompano Beach
Broward County
Florida, USA

Richard Peyton Bartlett was my beloved grandfather, Pop. He was given a football scholarship to Waynesburg College in Pa. He played on the team in 1919 with Clare Bee, the Basketball Hall of Famer. Richard was only able to attend college for 2 years, since he had to go to work to take care of his mother. He was a self educated man, very knowledgeable and an opera buff.

Richard worked for the B & O Railroad for over 40 years, starting as a stock boy and rising to an executive position. If he hadn't been sidetracked with a heart condition, he most likely would have risen to president of one of the divisions, as the man he mentored did take that position. He was the premier authority in the railroad business on demurrage and served on many prestigious committees.

Richard retired to Pompano Beach, Florida with his wife and childhood sweetheart, Will Fred, in 1964. They owned a house on a canal in Coconut Creek. Richard owned a motorboat called the Bee, after the grandchildrens' nickname for Will Fred. He loved to read, fish, listen to music, tend his roses and spend time with friends and family. He served on the City Council of Coconut Creek in the 1960's. He died in the hospital of a heart attack on September 28, 1970, dealing a devastating blow to me, as well as the rest of his family.

I miss his gentle ways and being able to talk to him about anything. He always listened. He was a wonderful grandfather.

SPECIAL THANKS: To Edda Meinikat, an angel on earth, for sponsoring my dear Pop's memorial. I am eternally grateful to this lovely lady.

** I hope you will take a moment to visit Edda's memorials, especially her Mum's.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Will Fred Hendrickson Bartlett (1901 - 1990)*
 
 Children:
  Jo Ann Bartlett Knudsen (1924 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens North
Pompano Beach
Broward County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Jana
Record added: Apr 14, 2009
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Richard Peyton Pop Bartlett, Sr
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Richard Peyton Pop Bartlett, Sr
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