3924. Ray Alphonzo10 BARTON (Jonathan Miles Chub9, Uriah Samuel8, Joel7, Jonathan6, Timothy5, Joshua4, Samuel3, Matthew2, Edward1)(2359) was born in Lake View, Sac, IA 17 July 1889.(2360) Ray died 5 May 1974 in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN, at 84 years of age.
He married Nancy CHENEY 25 February 1911 in Pipestone, MN. Nancy was born 25 August 1889 in Grange, Pipestone, MN. Nancy was the daughter of Edward CHENEY and Esther SWEET. Nancy died 28 November 1972 in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN, at 83 years of age. Ray was born on the family farm in Jackson County Iowa. The family moved to Minnesota and then back to Lakeview, IA in 1895 and Ray graduated from high school there in 1907.
During his high school summers he worked at Bertram Sweet's farm in Pipestone, MN and his family moved to a farm near there in 1907. Ray's sister Zada had married Bertram's younger brother, John Sweet and it was there that he met his wife Nancy who was John Sweet's neice.
Ray and Nancy lived in Mankato where Ray attended business school, Trosky where he managed the hotel and ran a cream station, Worthington and Jackson, MN finally settleing in ST. Paul where he was a travelling salesman for Webb publishing and the ST. Paul Dispatch. In the 30's he sold Watkins products and delivered bakery goods. (Ken Smith)
Ray Alphonzo BARTON and Nancy CHENEY had the following children:
+ 5042 i. Wayne Ercel11 BARTON was born 26 June 1912.
+ 5043 ii. Rose Marjorie BARTON (still alive).
+ 5044 iii. Mary Esther BARTON (living status unknown).
+ 5045 iv. Florence Berneil BARTON (living status unknown).
+ 5046 v. Ray Wesley BARTON was born 22 November 1920.
+ 5047 vi. Leah Mae BARTON (living status unknown).
+ 5048 vii. Donald Edwin BARTON (still alive).
+ 5049 viii. Ray Alphonzo BARTON Jr. (still alive).
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