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Bower Charles Barton
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1850
Shirleysburg
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1940
Mount Union
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA

Bower C. Barton, a member of one of Shirleysburg’s pioneer families and a retired employee of the East Broad Top Railroad Company, passed away at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Jessie BARTON, 121 Shaver Street, Mount Union, on Tuesday evening, January 23, 1940, at 10:15 o’clock. He had been in ill health for the past two years but had been confined to his home only seventeen days prior to his death. Had he lived until February, 1940, he would have been 90 years of age.

He was the last member of his immediate family and he represented the fourth generation of the Barton family which settled in Shirleysburg in 1785. The progenitor of the Barton kin was of English extraction.

Bower C. Barton was a son of Thomas and Mary (SWINEFORD) Barton, and was born at Shirleysburg in February, 1850. His entire life was spent in Shirleysburg, where he was educated in the public schools and Shirleysburg Academy. After finishing school he entered the employ of the East Broad Top Railroad Company February 1, 1876 as station agent at Shirleysburg, and held this position until he retired 60 years later on January 1, 1936. General Superintendent C. D. Jones of the East Broad Top Railroad Company on being informed of the death of the veteran employee today remarked about the wonderful record of service that Mr. Barton had given to the company.

He was a member of the Baptist church of Shirleysburg and in politics was an ardent Republican. The two burial plots in Shirleysburg were donated to the borough of Shirleysburg by the Barton families.

Two nieces and five nephews are his survivors.

Funeral services will be held at Blatt’s funeral home in Mount Union on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. H. H. McIlroy of Huntingdon, Baptist minister, and Rev. H. G. Keen, Presbyterian minister of Mount Union. Interment will be made in the Barton plot in Shirleysburg cemetery, directed by Blatt’s funeral service.
 
 
Burial:
Old Baptist Cemetery
Shirleysburg
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 06, 2009
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Bower Charles Barton
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