Annabelle (1889 - 1940)
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Surnames: Barton, Farning, Davis, Gehrke, Biegler, Hughes, Murphy, Neville, Chadwick, Buker, Christie
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 7 March 1940
Barton, Annabelle (19 Oct. 1889 - 27 Feb. 1940)
Mrs. Louis Barton, aged fifty years, four months and eight days, passed away at St. Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield, at seven p.m., February 27, after an illness of about a year and a half.
Mrs. Barton, nee Annabelle Farning, was born in the town of Eaton October 19, 1889, to John and Martha Farning.
June 13, 1907, she was married to Louis Barton of the town of Weston and they lived on a farm in that township until a few years ago when they came to Neillsville, Wis. She was the parent of four children - three sons and a daughter, Leona, Mrs. William Davis, Neillsville; Lewis, Neillsville; Marion and Leo, Chicago.
She is survived also by six grandchildren, five half brothers, Robert, Clarence, John, Edward and Henry Farning, and two sisters, Iola Farning and Helen, Mrs. Walter Gehrke.
The household over which Mrs. Barton presided was clean and orderly at all times. Yet she never neglected her obligation to her family. She was a helpful neighbor as well and willingly assisted wherever she saw need.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2, at nine o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Father J. A. Biegler officiating. Burial was made in the Catholic Cemetery here.
Pallbearers were William and James Hughes, Fred and Frank Murphy, William Neville and Millard Chadwick.
Those who came a distance to be in attendance at the rites were; Robert Farning, Park Falls; Edward and John Farning, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gehrke and children, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Farning and children, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Buker and Kit Christie, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Barton and Marion Barton, Chicago.
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