Obit: Darton, Fred M. #2 (1855 - 1927)

Contact: Janet Nelson

Surnames: Darton, Barker, Ewalt, King, Albee, Graham

----Source: Marathon County Register Newspaper (Unity, Wis.) May 8, 1903

Alfred 'Fred' M Darton married a relative of mine, so thought I would give you more info to add to the Darton entry on the Cemetery Index.

Fred M Darton m. Florence E. Barker on 28 Apr 1880 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin. Recorded FdLac Marriages Vol. 6, Page 121, # 851.

I had some of the information on the Dartons, but was happy to get all the birthdates on Fred's siblings. Also, an article on an accident he had in 1903 and his obituary:

A Serious Accident

Last Friday F. M. Darton of Beaver came in after a load shingles, having loaded his load he started on his return trip about noon when out about 4 miles from town in front of the farm residence of C. O. Graham he stopped to converse with a neighbor as he started again, he reached out to strike one of the horses with a line when he lost his balance and from the load falling in front of one of the wheels which passed over his body, his legs became tangled in one of the wheels, the team was stopped just in the nick of time to prevent his body being horribly mangeled (sic), he was picked up unconscious and conveyed to the home of C. Ewalt, medical aid was summoned and the injured man made as comfortable as possible, at the time no hopes entertained for his recovery, but at present he seems to be on the road to recovery. *********

Obituary ----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 08/11/1927

Darton, Fred M. (19 NOV 1855 - 4 AUG 1927)

Fred M. Darton was born Nov. 19, 1855 at Hartford, Wis., and died at his home in Minneapolis Aug. 4, 1927.

In 1873 the deceased moved with his parents to Clark County, Wis. and settled in the town of Beaver. The farm now being occupied by his brother Arthur Darton. He was united in marriage to Florence Barker April 28, 1880. To this union were born three children, two girls and one boy, all of who survive.

About 17 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Darton left for Big Sandy, Mont., where they purchased a ranch on which they lived until about 10 years ago, when they moved to Minneapolis, at which place the deceased lived until death.

The deceased leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, two daughters, Gertrude (Mrs. King) and Allie, (Mrs. Albee), both of Minneapolis, and one son Frank of Wibeaux, Mont., and four grandchildren. He also leaves three brothers, Albert, Henry and Arthur, and a sister, Mrs. Ashley of Cleveland, Ohio.

The body was shipped here from Minneapolis for burial, accompanied by the deceased's wife and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Robert King, and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Albee.

Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church here Saturday afternoon at 2:00. Interment took place in the Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. James officiated. The deceased was remembered by his friends with many beautiful flowers.

The many friends of the deceased join the Tribune in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.



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