Posted By:Meredith Thompson
Subject:Re: Plainfield Friday Caller Look up
Post Date:September 12, 2002 at 18:58:45
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from The Friday Caller (Plainfield, Indiana)--issue of June 26, 1914--page 8, column 2:

Death of Harrison Barton
Harrison Barton, aged seventy-six, died suddenly of heart trouble at his home on South Mill street about six o'clock Monday evening. He had seemed to be in his usual health, had been working in his garden and had gone to gather up the eggs when he fell and was dead before medical assistance could reach him. It is recalled by some who were best acquainted with the circumstances that he died within two feet of where his sister, Mrs. Emmaline Fuller, died fifteen years ago.

Mr. Barton was the son of Ralph and Angelina Barton and was born in Guilford county, North Carolina, in 1839. He came to this place forty-five years ago, where he had lived continuously until about three years ago when he lived with his son, Ben in Indianapolis. Longing for the old home, he with his son and family had returned to Plainfield about a week ago, where, he told his friends he expected to end his days, little thinking however that the time was so near.

He was an old soldier, enlisting in Company C, 10th regiment, Tennessee Cavalry. He was a member of the Bridgeport Friends church. Four children survive him. Funeral services were held at the Friends church in Plainfield Wednesday at 1:30 conducted by Rev. E.J. Carter. Burial at Maple Hill.