BARTON, LE ROY
Posted By: Jean Kramer (email)
Date: 5/26/2004 at 15:58:29
Biography reproduced from page 153 of Volume II of the History of Kossuth County written by Benjamin F. Reed and published in 1913:
LeRoy Barton, a stockman residing in Algona, was born in Humboldt county, Iowa, on the 9th of August, 1867. Extended mention of his parents is made on another page of this work in connection with the sketch of his father, Leander Barton. He obtained his early education in the public schools of his native county and later continued his studies in Cornell College at Mount Vernon, Iowa. When twenty-three years of age he left the parental roof and started out upon an independent career, embarking in the live-stock business in Humboldt county, where he continued for three years. Subsequently he spent a similar period at Luverne, this state, and about 1895 came to Algona, where he has resided continuously since, devoting his time and energies to the live-stock business with good success. He owns real estate in Algona and also has property in Minnesota and Canada. Mr. Barton likewise has a creditable military record. On the 25th of April, 1898, he enlisted in Company I, Forty-ninth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and went from Des Moines, Iowa, to Jacksonville, Florida, while later the regiment moved to Savannah, Georgia. On the 22d of December, 1898, he was sent to Cuba. After returning from that island he was stationed at Fort Columbus until April 5, 1901, and thence went to Savannah, Georgia, where he was mustered out on the 13th of May, 1901, at the end of three years’ service. He held the rank of corporal.
In June, 1889, Mr. Barton was united in marriage to Miss Nettie Crabtree, a native of Humboldt county, Iowa, by whom he has four children, namely: Lloyd C., Walter, Leander and Robert. All are still at home.
Mr. Barton gives his political allegiance to the republican party and is now serving as alderman. When twenty-one years of age he was elected justice of the peace in Humboldt county, Iowa, holding that office for two years. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he is a trustee and to which his wife also belongs. Fraternally he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Algona. He enjoys in large measure the confidence and goodwill of his fellow townsmen and well deserves representation among the substantial and enterprising citizens of Kossuth county.
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