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 Caroline Ann “Carrie” <I>Seely</I> Barton

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Caroline Ann “Carrie” Seely Barton

  • Birth 8 Dec 1856 San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA
  • Death 14 Oct 1956 San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA
  • Burial San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA
  • Plot block 2-7-2-
  • Memorial ID 29656428

Daughter of David and Mary(Pettit)Seely.
First husband Thomas Lewis Mc Farlane.
Second husband John Henry Barton.

1900 census shows 3 children - 3 living.
1910 census 2 children- 2 living
Caroline Seely was born in a home on the corner of what is Arrowhead and 6th street, she was fourth of six children. Her father Captain David Seely came to California in 1850. After a brief period in the Northern California gold fields, he returned to the San Bernardino Valley from Salt Lake City as head of a 50 wagon train of Morman settlers in Sept. 1851.
When she was 20 years old she married Thomas Lews McFarlane. They built the house at 370 6th street on land the Captain gave them.
McFarlane whose family was related to Meriwheather Lewis of the Lewis and Clark expedition fame made a fortune as a partner in a silver mine east of Twentynine Palms. He worked hard in the mines while she raised 2 children; Thomas Lewis Barton Jr. and Emma Lewis Barton.
She became one of the city's socially prominent women in the 1870's and 1880's, and was considered one of the best dressed women in town.
She was the first woman to join the San Bernardino County Pioneer Society, a member of the Women's club and First Congregational Church.
Alwasy enjoying travel, she traveled extensively throughout the west after marrying John Barton in 1889.
Continuing to make her home in the large two story house at 663 D street, she remained there after her second husbands death.

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  • Created by: Barbara LeClaire
  • Added: 7 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29656428
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline Ann “Carrie” Seely Barton (8 Dec 1856–14 Oct 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29656428, citing Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA ; Maintained by Barbara LeClaire (contributor 46903377) .