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Warren Douglas Barton, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 28, 1884
Falls County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1951
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

W. D. Barton former Wacoan who gained wide fame for his invention of Dyan-Shine shoe polish, died at 4 p.m. Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital. He was the father of W.D. Barton Jr., of 1725 Powell Drive, Waco. Mr. Barton was a native of Marlin. For many years he was associated with the Tom Padgitt Co. of Waco, and it was while working with the Padgitt firm that he invented the shoe polish. His new product met with quick success, and he moved his business to St. Louis, MO, where he was located for a number of years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will be returned to Waco for burial. Other survivors include: four brothers, Colonel Harry Barton of El Dorado, Ark., T.K. Barton of McAllen, Dick Barton of Alamesa, Colo., and Ireland Barton of Fort Worth; and a sister, Mrs. Lee V. Hunnicutt of the Panama Canal Zone.
MARCH 19, 1951
Warren D. Barton Sr., age about 66, is reported to have died in Fort Worth on Saturday, March 17, 1951. A native of Marlin, the deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.K. Barton of Marlin. His early day training in the leather business with his father in Marlin was followed by his leather craft trade being performed in Waco. During World War I he developed the Barton Dyan-Shine shoe and leather polish that had a vast distribution due to its popular color for military leather puttees and shoes. He mad extensive expansions in this business following the war in a large factory at Waco, which he later moved to St. Louis. The business became a million dollar enterprise, which he later sold. He lived in San Antonio awhile and later established a leather goods business for belts, billfolds and other items at Fort Worth, which he was operating at the time of his death. Funeral services were held in Waco at 2 p.m. Monday and burial there in Oakwood Cemetery. Survivors include a son, W.D. Barton Jr. of Waco; four brothers, Col. Harry Barton of El Dorado, Ark., T.K. Baron of McAllen, Dick Barton of Alamosa, Colo., and Ireland Barton of Fort Worth; one sister, Mrs. Lee V. Hunnicutt of the Panama Canal Zone; and a niece, Mrs. Ray Thomas of Waco.
Family links: 
  Thomas Killebrew Barton (1855 - 1936)
  Mary Estelle Johnson Barton (1861 - 1936)
  Eva Lee Maxey Barton (1887 - 1924)*
  Charles Mortimer Barton (1880 - 1880)*
  Thomas Harry Barton (1881 - 1960)*
  Ethel Blanch Barton Malone (1883 - 1910)*
  Warren Douglas Barton (1884 - 1951)
  Jessie Estelle Barton (1887 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 20 Lot 18
Created by: couchpotato
Record added: Jun 04, 2005
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Warren Douglas Barton, Sr
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Warren Douglas Barton, Sr
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Rest in heavenly peace, Warren.
- Lois Maxey Storm
 Added: Feb. 12, 2014
Rest in Peace
- Donna
 Added: Feb. 9, 2012

 Added: Jun. 4, 2005

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