When Melvin Lee Barton was born on 22 February 1915, in Grand Prairie, Dallas, Texas, United States, his father, James Benjamin Barton, was 35 and his mother, Lucy D Kimball, was 30. He lived in Justice Precinct 8, Dallas, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 February 1996, at the age of 80.
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.