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 Addie Missouri <I>Bishop</I> Barton

Addie Missouri Bishop Barton

Death 25 Oct 1950 (aged 75)
Burial Matador, Motley County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 15556617 · View Source
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Addie Bishop Seay Barton was the third wife of A. L. Barton. When they married, she had two children, John and Belle Seay. She and Al Barton became the parents of four children: Leora Barton Scrivner, Dick (marr. Pearl Anderson), Katherine Barton King, and Wilson (marr. Sibyl Scaff).

MATADOR, Oct. 25 (Special) - Mrs. A.L. Barton, pioneer ranch woman of Motley County, died in Traweek Hospital here at 5 o'clock this evening. She was 78 years old and had been ill about a month.

Mrs. Barton was the former Addie Missouri Bishop of Limestone, her two young children the widow then moved to Quitaque, NM, arriving when that two consisted of just one building - Jago's Store.

Mrs. Barton married A.L. Barton, manager of the old F Ranch, in May, 1903, and took up residence on the spread that ran through Motley, Briscoe and Floyd counties.

The pair prospered, and Mr. Barton soon acquired a ranch of his own and other extensive holdings in this area.

In its day the Barton Ranch, located 16 miles north of Matador, was the scene of many parties and dances, over which Mrs. Barton presided with rigid decorum.

Detesting both alcohol and tobacco, the hostess laid down the rule that nobody could smoke or use intoxicants in her house, and old timers here still remember the time when a Motley County sheriff put out his cigar in obedience to a stern reminder from Mrs. Barton.

The mistress of the Barton Ranch also was fond of remembering that on several occasions the music for the ranch dances was provided by John Wills and his son Jim Rob - Better known as Bob Wills of radio and movie fame.

Mr. Barton died in May, 1921. Mrs. Barton remained hale and active until last Sept. 2 when she suffered ptomaine poisoning while on a visit to New Mexico. She had been ill since that time.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Matador Methodist Church. E.O. Ellis, minister of the Primitive Baptist Church at Plainview, will officiate. Burial will be in the Matador cemetery, under direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

Survivors include three sons, Johnny Seay of Duran, NM, Dick Barton of Vancouver, Wash., and Wilson Barton, Matador; two daughters, Mrs. J.N. Scrivner, Plainview, and Mrs. Pat King, Crosbyton; four stepsons, William and John Barton of Flomot, Alfred and Charlie Barton of Matador; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. E.S. McClarty of Galveston.

(Published in Amarillo Daily News, October 26, 1950

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