Wesley Franklin Barton

Brief Life History of Wesley Franklin

When Wesley Franklin Barton was born on 11 April 1908, in Bluff, San Juan, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Franklin Barton Jr, was 26 and his mother, Hattie Ellen Redd, was 27. He married Fay Gardner on 11 September 1934, in Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and La Sal, San Juan, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 15 April 1976, in Moab, Grand, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Grand Valley Cemetery, Moab, Grand, Utah, United States.

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Wesley Franklin Barton
Fay Gardner
Marriage: 11 September 1934
John Wesley Barton

Sources (31)

  • Wesley Barton, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Wesley Franklin Barton, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Mr. Wesley Franklin Barton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places called with Old English bere or bær ‘barley’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’, i.e. an outlying grange. Compare Barwick . The name is also found in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as de Bartún.

Polish (Bartoń); Czech and Slovak (mainly Bartoň): from a pet form of the personal name Polish Bartłomiej, Czech Bartoloměj, Slovak Bartolomej, from Latin Bartholomaeus (see Bartholomew ). This surname is also found in Germany.

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

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Wesley Barton's peanut brittle

After Dad's retirement in about 1970 he had time to do other things than work. He often cooked lunch and dinner for Mother as she was still employed. Every Christmas, his gift to his children was a b …

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