George Bartholomew married Mary Edna Barker on October 31, 1916 in Turon, Kansas.
George met Mary one afternoon in front of her residence. Mrs. Barker sent Mary with a message concerning a small job she wished to interest him in. In a skirt, Mary attempted to jump across a ditch created by a street construction crew and she fell flat at his feet. It was an introduction that led to wedding bells a year later.
They had 3 children all born in California- Lyall Lee b. March 6, 1921 d.June 22, 1982 Marjorie Faye b. April 8, 1924 in Talare, CA Carol Marie b. December 17, 1925
After three years of married life they moved to California. The next five years were a series of tragedies. First they were robbed of all their household goods. Next their son became ill with a critical bronchial ailment. They had to leave for Sultana because of his health. The ranch they had purchased and the livestock stripped them of their savings. There was no market for the livestock as it was the time of hoof and mouth disease. They moved to San Jose California where Mary developed a serious eye condition. Upon visiting a specialist and having a series of treatments, she was informed she had come to late to save her eyesight. George and Mary were Christians and had heard of a Divine healing evangelist who would be in the area. They went to the services where because of their faith Mary was healed. The eye specialist laughed at her and said she would be back. The healing last until her death. George and Mary later moved to Mesa, Arizona and built a motel. Their address was 1136 E. Main Street, Mesa, Arizona. Marjorie and Carol worked in the first packing house in the city. They were active in church as was George and Mary. Eventually they sold the motel and went to the Holy Land and lived for awhile doing missionary work. After George and Mary died, their children continued doing church and missionary work in the U.S. and other countries. George's cause of death was paralytic stroke and hepatitis.
They were still living in Turon, Kansas with their 3 teenage children in the 1940 census.