Mary Elisabeth <I>Alter</I> Barton

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Mary Elisabeth Alter Barton

Birth
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
14 Jan 1926 (aged 81)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial
Mitchell, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section 2B, Lot 121
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Mary Elisabeth died in St. Louis, Missouri, but was taken to be buried with her husband, Charles Lee Barton, and daughter, Dell Barton Palmer, in the Mitchell City Cemetery in Mitchell, Indiana. No addition was made to the stone"History of Mitchell and Marion Township" at https://archive.org/stream/historyofmitchel00inedwa#page/144/mode/2up .
In the spring of 1865 a school was organized by the Presbyterian Church congregation and was called the "Mitchell Select School." A small frame building was erected on the back of the lot where the Presbyterian Church now stands. The teachers for the first year were Miss Anna Balantine and Miss Mary Alter (Barton). Subsequent teachers were Miss Maria Sheely, Miss Mattie Brown and Mrs. Plumer.

Mitchell (Indiana) Tribune, 1/21/1926

"Mrs. Mary Barton, widow of Charles Barton, a business man of Mitchell many years ago, died at her home in St. Louis, Mo, last Wednesday night. The news was received with sincere regret by many who knew this family during their long residence in this city.
"Mrs. Barton had been confined to her bed only two or three days but for several months her gradual decline had been watched with much concern by her daughter, Mrs. Perry McBRIDE, whose loving care and close companionship had been the means of prolonging her mother's life. The frailties of old age sapped the life of Mrs. Barton, she being 81 years of age.
"Until fifteen years ago Mrs. Barton was a resident of Mitchell. She was a staunch Presbyterian all her life, strictly living up to the teachings of the church. For twenty-five years in her earlier life she was teacher of the Primary Class, was organist for church and prayer meeting services, and a faithful worker whenever she saw the need.
"She was a woman of strong intellect, a great reader of the things that are worth while, a ready conversationalist, a woman who was a blessing to all with whom she came in contact. These traits remained with her until the end. With her Bible always beside her, she patiently, cheerfully and trustingly awaited the end.
"Services were conducted at the home of her daughter in St. Louis Friday evening. Saturday the remains were brought to Mitchell and interred by the side of her husband, who, with the older daughter, Mrs. Della PALMER, had gone before a number of years ago.
"Mrs. Barton leaves to mourn, her daughter Gertrude, Mrs. Perry McBRIDE, a grandson whom she had reared from infancy, Wilfred PALMER, one brother, sister, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom were devoted to her and feel the loss most keenly."
Mary Elisabeth died in St. Louis, Missouri, but was taken to be buried with her husband, Charles Lee Barton, and daughter, Dell Barton Palmer, in the Mitchell City Cemetery in Mitchell, Indiana. No addition was made to the stone"History of Mitchell and Marion Township" at https://archive.org/stream/historyofmitchel00inedwa#page/144/mode/2up .
In the spring of 1865 a school was organized by the Presbyterian Church congregation and was called the "Mitchell Select School." A small frame building was erected on the back of the lot where the Presbyterian Church now stands. The teachers for the first year were Miss Anna Balantine and Miss Mary Alter (Barton). Subsequent teachers were Miss Maria Sheely, Miss Mattie Brown and Mrs. Plumer.

Mitchell (Indiana) Tribune, 1/21/1926

"Mrs. Mary Barton, widow of Charles Barton, a business man of Mitchell many years ago, died at her home in St. Louis, Mo, last Wednesday night. The news was received with sincere regret by many who knew this family during their long residence in this city.
"Mrs. Barton had been confined to her bed only two or three days but for several months her gradual decline had been watched with much concern by her daughter, Mrs. Perry McBRIDE, whose loving care and close companionship had been the means of prolonging her mother's life. The frailties of old age sapped the life of Mrs. Barton, she being 81 years of age.
"Until fifteen years ago Mrs. Barton was a resident of Mitchell. She was a staunch Presbyterian all her life, strictly living up to the teachings of the church. For twenty-five years in her earlier life she was teacher of the Primary Class, was organist for church and prayer meeting services, and a faithful worker whenever she saw the need.
"She was a woman of strong intellect, a great reader of the things that are worth while, a ready conversationalist, a woman who was a blessing to all with whom she came in contact. These traits remained with her until the end. With her Bible always beside her, she patiently, cheerfully and trustingly awaited the end.
"Services were conducted at the home of her daughter in St. Louis Friday evening. Saturday the remains were brought to Mitchell and interred by the side of her husband, who, with the older daughter, Mrs. Della PALMER, had gone before a number of years ago.
"Mrs. Barton leaves to mourn, her daughter Gertrude, Mrs. Perry McBRIDE, a grandson whom she had reared from infancy, Wilfred PALMER, one brother, sister, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom were devoted to her and feel the loss most keenly."


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