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 Mamie Alice <I>Barton</I> Halliwell

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Mamie Alice Barton Halliwell

  • Birth 12 Mar 1896 Singers Glen, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 2 Aug 1926 Kenmore, Summit County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Seville, Medina County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot 1N 593:5
  • Memorial ID 32988855


The strongly marked characteristics of both the North and the South were united when Mamie Alice Barton wed Glen Clark Halliwell 27 Oct 1915 in Detroit Michigan. The former being a native of Singers Glen, Rockingham county, Virginia and the later of a fine influential Ohio pioneer family. With enthusiastic attitudes, the young couple were able to overleap many obstacles of the day. They grew together as one and their lives were tempered by the stable combination of their will until their illnesses and the effects thereof, tragically struck their young family.

Mamie was reared in the Linville District of Rockingham County, Virginia where her father, Isaac Newton Barton, worked as a farm laborer. The family had little to no income, therefore her mother, Mahalia Alice Hottinger, took in laundry to help feed the family. The family relocated to Newark City in Licking County, Ohio between 1904 and 1910, where the family earned extra income by taking in single male borders. Her parents removed to a small but charming home on 19th Street in Akron, Summit County, Ohio circa 1920-1930.

Mamie lived a quiet life in Ohio, as did her husband, who took little part in public affairs. To Mr. and Mrs. Glen Clark Halliwell five children were born, all who passed prior to 2001. Their first child, Dorothy Helen, 1916, was born in Barberton in Summit county. The birth of their first born son, Robert Allen, occurred within their rented home in the village of Sterling in 1919. The couple's third child, George Newton, was born in 1921 at Chippewa Lake in Medina county and Mamie gave birth to her fourth child, Mary Alice 1923, at their home in just outside the village of Rittman. Mamie, a young daughter, wife and mother was with child of seven months gestation at the time of her death at age thirty years, four months and twenty days. During the premature delivery of this child, she incurred "Puerperal Convulsion" and passed within the family's home at 180 Iona Avenue in Kenmore, Summit County, Ohio.

Her death was recorded as Mamie A. Halliwill, a white married female housewife, aged 28y 4m 20d, died at 12:45 a.m. 2 Aug 1926 at (her home) 180 Iona Ave. city of Kenmore, Summit Co., Ohio. Cause of death: Puerperal Convulsion. Contributing: Nephritis (Brights Disease). Her death was certified by M. B. Crafts, Corner of 315 Ellis? Blvd. Mamie's health history was used to determine her cause of death, no autopsy was performed. She was born 12 Mar 1897 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, a daughter of Isaac Barton and Mahaly A. Hottinger, both born in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Undertaker: Elmer H. Prentice, Prentice & Co., Kenmore Ohio. Her husband, Glen, signed as the informant. [Vol. 5134 Cert 52937].

Mamie was laid to rest with her stillborn baby in her arms on 5 August 1926 in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Her inscription as acquired directly from her original monument reads: Mamie A. | Halliwell | 1896-1926. Mamie's original, damaged monument was replaced in 2004. The lot is located in on the north side of North Drive, west of mound, north end of row.

by Laurie H., 2003
It was more than one hundred years ago the story I'm about to relate, | It was in county of Medina in the old Buckeye State. | In the village of Seville, which offered all the good things in life, | Lived George B. Halliwill a sturdy carpenter with Lizzie Cramer his wife. | Three strong boys they had and three darling girls, || Which made their lives a pleasure, bringing to it many thrills. | With the youngest of their sons this story now begins, | For Glen Clark was handsome and manly though just fourteen. || Now, this young man thought if life's battles he'd win, | A trade he must have, ere where to begin. | So he started out for the rail station thinking in his mind, | He'd be a telegrapher if a man he could find. || A man who would hire and teach him the trade, | He could perform meaningful tasks and have it made. | Now, Glen being lucky the place he soon found, | But the time he had to serve the B&O was five years around. || Rubber tires became all the rage, | To Akron Ohio he moved to earn a good wage. | Around that same time, I can not tell you when, | Glen Clark took Mamie Alice, as his young lady friend. || Born in Rockingham Virginia, Summit county was this fair lady's home, | In the distance tall buildings amid great beauty as far as eye could roam. | Her father was a rubber worker and she with hair like golden grain, | And always at the workday's end, her father sat in dire pain. || To this Barton home, for that was their name, | This now hopeful suitor, Glen so often came. | God blessed Isaac and Mahala's home with nine of life's joy to share, | And when a meal was spread there was not an empty chair. || One evening as they sat amid the flowers and vine, | Glen Clark said to dearest Mamie Alice, "Wilt thou only be mine?" | With a heart full of joy and of utterance to give, | She answered him, "I will dear as long as I live." || He said, "For the wedding you had better fix the day," | She said "Soon... now what do you say?" | On 27th October 1915, to Detroit the couple did run, | And after a brief ceremony were pronounced two as one. || Searching for a place in which to call their own, | They traveled to Barberton to make that their new home. | Glen rented a house for his beautiful lady fair, | And the two began to furnish it with the utmost care. || It was in this quaint little home that Helen first saw light of dawn, | Glen left the rubber industry something was terribly wrong. | War was on the horizon, and although he did not enlist, | He registered in Summit county, as the government did insist. || He became an Erie telegrapher, to Sterling they did race. | God sent Robert their first born son to that lovely little place. | To these little children was delivered a baby brother, | Little George, beget at Chippewa Lake, had hair like his mother. || The family removed to Rittman for another daughter was on the way, | Residents of one place, never long did they did stay. | As the months rolled on Mary Alice came to the fold, | When the children were gathered there were four all told. || With a growing family to be cherished and fed, | Glen struggled to cloth them from toe to head. | One day he said to Mamie, "This railroad is such a beast, | And if you are willing we had better back head East." || Excepting employment with Miller Rubber in twenty-four, | Glen and his little Halliwell family moved over to Kenmore. | At one-eighty Iona Avenue the fair Mamie resided for a short spell, | When God called her and an unborn child home to dwell. || Loved by all and departed was their mother, | The children were raised by family members away from one another. | Glen did find a second maiden, in August of twenty-seven they did marry, | But a family of six was to heavy for El Nora Jones to carry. || Twenty-two months later, afflicted with pneumonia, Glen suddenly died, | The family members continued to nurture his children by their side. | Many years have come and gone and changes not a few, | For Glen and Mamie's children left their homes and married two by two. || We the descendants of the couple who's names appear, | Gather together to remember our grandparents so dear. | And now that their children have met inside heavens gate, | It is our time honor Glen Clark Halliwell and Mamie Alice Barton, his mate. || She left this earth in Nineteen twenty-six, he in twenty-nine. | Our grandparents never knew of us or our world so divine. | Today, we must celebrate their lives not their deaths, | And place upon their graves new monuments, in peace shall they rest.


HALLIWELL | Mamie Alice Barton | 12 Mar 1896 - 5 Aug 1926 | W/O Glen C.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mamie Alice Barton Halliwell (12 Mar 1896–2 Aug 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32988855, citing Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville, Medina County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Laurie H (contributor 46631609) .