Joseph Alma Barton

1 February 1848–26 February 1895 (Age 47)
Lebanon, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Alma

When Joseph Alma Barton was born on 1 February 1848, in Lebanon, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, his father, William Barton, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Esther West, was 18. He married Mary Christina Lundblad in 1870, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 26 February 1895, in Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Greenville, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Alma Barton
Sarah Mariah Horton
Marriage: 1876
Sarah Esther " Hettie" Barton
George Alma Barton
Joseph Wesley Barton
William Chesley Barton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1876Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 8
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 13
    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

    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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    Sources (23)

    • Joseph A Barton in household of Wm Barton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • J A Barton in entry for William C Barton and Mar Or Moe Boxter Stephenson, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Joseph Alma Barton in entry for Sarah Mirah Barton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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