Reuben Almond Barton

10 November 1842–13 February 1913 (Age 70)
Coles, Illinois, United States

The Life of Reuben Almond

When Reuben Almond Barton was born on 10 November 1842, in Coles, Illinois, United States, his father, James Reuben Barton, was 31 and his mother, Marcia Eliza Wilson, was 30. He married Hester Ann Snow on 10 May 1880, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Springville, Utah, Utah Territory, United States in 1880 and Keya Paha Precinct, Holt, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1879. He died on 13 February 1913, in Ainsworth, Brown, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Ainsworth Cemetery, Ainsworth, Brown, Nebraska, United States.

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Reuben Almond Barton
Hester Ann Snow
Marriage: 10 May 1880
Reuben Almon Barton
Lewis Wilson Barton
Hugh Melvin Barton
Morris Dale Barton
Ellis Snow Barton

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10 May 1880
Springville, Utah, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1845 · Oh My Father

Age 3

"In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 19

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bere or bær ‘barley’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, i.e. an outlying grange. Compare Barwick .2 German and central European (e.g. Czech and Slovak Bartoň): from a pet form of the personal name Bartolomaeus ( see Bartholomew ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ruben A Barton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Reuben A Barton in household of Reuben Barton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Reuben Barton in household of Reuben Barton, "United States Census, 1850"

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