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 Isaac Newton Barton

Isaac Newton Barton

Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Death 15 Feb 1944 (aged 81)
Barberton, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Burial Stow, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Plot Sec D, Lot 165, Grave 3
Memorial ID 33755434 · View Source
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Isaac was the son of Virginia natives, Isaac Barton, Jr. and Emma "Emily" Turner. Helived an uncomplicated life and was dependent upon no inheritance or influential friends. And although illiterate, he found his way from a humble station and discouraging environment. Isaac learned the lessons of fortitude and self-reliance which, eventually stood his children well in hand during the later years of his life.

He formed a matrimonial alliance, at the age of twenty-six, on 24 Dec 1888, with Mahalia Alice Hottinger. She being born, 8 Mar 1861, a daughter of Rockingham natives, Nathaniel Hottinger and Mary Margaret Wilt. Miss Hottinger was a sister of Sarah F., the third wife of Isaac Barton (1830-1905, father of Isaac Newton), who married six years prior.

Isaac Newton and Mahala Alice made Harrisonburg and later, Singers Glen, Virginia their home. Here, he was employed as a farm laborer. At times, the family had little to no income, during which Isaac marketed homemade horseradish. His wife took in laundry.

Understanding that there was little opportunity of local employment, the family relocated to Newark City in Licking County, Ohio between 1903 and 1909, where Isaac held a variety of odd jobs, and the family earned extra income by taking in single male borders. Soon after this move, a group of men lynched and hung a black man from the utility pole just outside their home. On another frightening evening, a group of locals, in search of a black man, rode their horses onto the front porch, while the young Barton children hid under a bed to escape detection.

Between 1920 and 1930, for the sake of his children and in hope of finding employment, Isaac once again removed his family to a small but charming home on 19th Street NW in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Moreover, although, Isaac was unable to find steady employment, he enriched his children's lives by relocating. Many of them gained employment, met and married remarkable individuals, and later received the bounty, that of which, their father Isaac had sown.

Isaac's death, recorded in the Ohio Vital Statistics [Cert 14202] depicts the following: Isaac Newton Barton, a white widowed male retired Railroad Fireman, aged 82y 9m 3d,died at 4:30 a.m. on 15 Feb 1944 in Barberton Citizens Hospital in Summit Co., Ohio. He was born 2 May 1861 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. George R. Taylor M.D. of Barberton, who attended the deceased from 22 Jan 1944, last seeing him on 14 Feb 1944, certified his death. Cause of Death: "Chronic Myocarditis Arteriolosclerosis" due to operation for Gangrene of left foot, onset six months, with contributing conditions of a bladder infection. His daughter, Mrs. (Bertha Mae) H. D. Curry, of E. State St., Barberton,O signed the said as the informant. Elmer H. Prentice, Undertaker and Embalmer, 1154 Kenmore Boulevard (Akron 330-753-7721). Burial 17 Feb 1944, Stow Cemetery, O.

Funeral Record.
Prentice Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore Boulevard, Kenmore, Ohio, 330-753-7721. | Volume: Nov 1943 - Oct 1944; Account No.: 3548 | Name: Isaac Newton Barton | Died: 15 February 1944, Barberton Hospital | Residence: E. State Street, Barberton | Birth Place/Date: Harrisonburg, Virginia, 2 May 1861 | Age: 82 yrs 9 mos 13 dys | Sex: Male | Color: White | Marital Status: Widowed | Occupation: Retired Fireman | Company: Railroad | Physician: Dr. Taylor | Burial Internment: 18 February 1944, Stow Cemetery (certificate of death and sexton records reflect 17 Feb) | Informant: Mrs. H. D. Curry | Undertaker: Elmer H. Prentice. | Cash Expenditures. | Casket: $265.00 | Grass and Device: $5.00 | Total: $270.00 | Customer Payment. | Received: 15 March 1944, $270.00 | Certified $.50 | Cash: $257.25 | Disc.: $13.25 |Total: $270.50 | Paid in full

Isaac Newton Barton Family Bible.
"I. N. Barton" is stamped inside the front cover, which is currently detached. Within, a lock of golden hair, tied with a red ribbon. The family register, recorded in blue pencil, is located at the midpoint. A daughter, Bertha Mae (Barton) Curry, penned the latter family records.

Page One: Family Marriages.
Isaac N. Barton and Mahala Hottinger married 25 December 1888. (marriage record reflects 24 Dec).

Family Births.
Isaac N. Barton was born 5 May 1862 (cert. depicts 1861).
Miss Mahala Hottinger was born 8 Mar 1861 (cert. depicts 1862).

Page Two: Family Births.
Miss Annie Rebecca Barton was born 8 Jun 1881 (official records reflect Hottinger).
John Franklin Barton was born 2 Jan 1888
Sallie Frances Barton was born 18 Nov 1889
Jacob Isaac Newton Barton was born 14 Nov 1891 (death cert depicts Jacob Albert).

Page Three: Family Births.
William Arthur Barton was born 12 Jun 1894
Mamie Alice Barton was born 12 Mar 1896
Mary Annie Barton was born 7 Jan 1899
Bertha Barton was born 10 May 1901
Erny Barton was born 25 Oct 1902

Page Four: Family Deaths.
Mamie Alice Halliwell, Sun night, 2 Aug 1926, age 30
Mary Anna Elliott, Wed, 28 May 1930, age 31
Ernest Barton, Thurs, 18 Jun 1931, age 28
Mother, Mrs. Mahala Alice Barton, Thurs, 14 Jan 1932, age 71
Frances Schellin, Thurs, 2 Apr 1942, age 53
Reba Brown, Wed, 18 Nov 1942, age 61
Father, Mr. Isaac N. Barton, Tues morning 3 o'clock, 15 Feb 1944, age 82
Jacob Barton, Sat 1:15 a.m., 21 Apr 1945, age 54
John F. Barton, Sat, 1 Sep 1951, age 63
William Arthur Barton, Thurs, 25 Jan 1968, age 74
Bertha Mae Barton Curry, Fri, 7 May 1982, age 81 (written below her name) "completes the Barton family"

Census Reports of Isacc Newton Barton.
1870 US Census, Linville Twp., Rockingham Co., Virginia [p29]. Each born in Virginia. BARTON: Isaac 40, farm laborer, having a Real Estate value of $200, and a personal value of $200. Emma 36, keeping house. Elizabeth 16, student. Jonas 12, student. (Mary) Susan 10, student. Isaac 6.

1880 Census, Linville, Rockingham Co., Virginia [Roll: T9-1388, p501B]. Each born in Virginia as were their parents. BARLEN (Barton): Isaac 50, farmer. Margaret wife 50, keeping house. Isaac age 15, farm laborer. John 14, farm laborer.

15 Jun 1900 US Census, Linville Dist., Rockingham Co., Virginia [p8A]. Each born in Virginia as were their parents. BARTON: Isaac N. head 36, married 12 years, born May 1864, occupation farm laborer, can't read or write, rented home. Mohaley A. wife 37, married 12 years, born March 1863, mother of seven children - seven living, can't read or write. Children: John son 12, born Jan 1888, student. Sallie F. daughter 11, born Nov 1888, student. Jacob I. age 9, born Nov 1890, student. William A. age 6, born Jun 1893, student. Mamie A. daughter 4, born in March 1896. Mary A. daughter 2, born Jan 1898. NOTE: Mahala's oldest child, Annie Rebecca Hottinger, born in 1881, was not included on this report.

1910 Census, Newark City, Licking Co., Ohio, Enumeration District 93. Each born in Virginia. BARTON: Isac N. head 49. Allice wife 49. Jacob I. son 18. William A. son 15. Mamie A. daughter 13. Mary Ann daughter 10. Bertha M. age 8. Earnest son 6. Also in the household -- four non-relatives.

5 Jan 1920 US Census, (324?) North Fifth St, Newark City, Licking Co., Ohio [p3B]. Each born in Virginia, as were their parents. BARTON: Isaac head 58, rents, laborer of odd jobs. Alice wife 59. William son 23, labor out-of-work. Ernest son 16, laborer out-of-work. HOTTINGER: Hattie, sister-in-law 39, single?, laborer at Glass factory. BALL: Frances, daughter 30, married. Matilda granddaughter 7, born in Virginia, father in Ohio, mother in Virginia, student.

10 Apr 1930 US Census, 19th Street NW (near Silvercrest) Akron, Ward 9, Summit Co., Ohio [p11A]. Each born in Virginia, as were their parents, unless noted. BARTON: Isaac N. head 67, married at 24, can not read or write. Alice wife 69, married at 26. Jacob son 36, married at age "blank", occupation: Auto Mechanic at garage. Ernest son 26, laborer. Charles grandson (son of Jacob) 16, born in Ohio, father Virginia, mother Ohio. NOTE: This entry was proceeded by that of Isaac and Mahala's daughter Bertha and her family. And the Glen and Mamie Barton Halliwell family resided nearby at 180 Iona Ave in 1926.





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