|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1898|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1918|
Son of Enos O. Barton & Obedience Goforth
Source: Pretty Prairie Times
VOL VIII No. 36
April 18, 1918
Page 1 (Thursday)
A Sad Death
To be cut down in the prime of life is sad at any time, but to meet death in the horrible way that George D. Barton, met his, is particularly sad.
George was helping unload a car of three inch pipe, when, through the criminal negligence of the foreman of the job, something gave way around the skids and the entire load of pipe came rushing down, catching the young man and pinning him completely under its frightful weight. It is estimated that at least four tons of the piping passed over or lodged on his body, and the only thing that saved his being crushed to instant death was the fact that the skids bore the greater part of the weight. As it was numerous bones were broken and he was cut, and bruised and bleeding all over his person.
The accident occurred at Oil City, near Eldorado, on Monday, March 25th, and he survived, suffering intense agony, until Thursday, April 11th, when he passed away. He regained consciousness as the last pipe was lifted from his body and was conscious until the last. He was rushed to a hospital where everything possible was done for him, but the poor, crushed and bruised body was too far gone for weak human assistance.
The remains were brought to Pretty Prairie for the last sad rites, and on Saturday afternoon the funeral services were held from the U.P. church, conducted by the Rev. Reynolds of Tulsa, Okla., and interment made in Lone Star Cemetery.
The TIMES conveys the heartfelt sympathy of a host of near friends to the bereaved relatives. Truly " In the midst of life are we in death."
Enos Ozias Barton (1856 - 1926)
Obedience Goforth Barton (1859 - 1950)
Joseph Benezette Barton (1878 - 1957)*
David Andrew Barton (1881 - 1965)*
Nellie Arizona Barton McCowan (1884 - 1915)*
Milton Enos Barton (1885 - 1949)*
Della Amelia Barton Harrison (1888 - 1983)*
Martha Mae Barton Smith (1890 - 1977)*
Alfred Earl Barton (1892 - 1984)*
Ray Richard Barton (1895 - 1986)*
George Dean Barton (1898 - 1918)
Don Fred Everly Barton (1901 - 1962)*
Ellis Franklin Barton (1904 - 1984)*
Lone Star Cemetery
Created by: Leon Barton
Record added: May 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19435518