Barton, Walter Herbert, one of the Latter day Saint Elders who died in the missionary field, was born April 15, 1869, at Kaysville, Davis county, Utah, the son of John Barton and Sarah Flint. He was baptized Aug. 5, 1877, by Thos. F. Rouche; ordained a Deacon Feb. 24, 1884, by Peter Barton, and ordained an Elder Feb. 12, 1893, by Albert Beazer. He also served as an officer in the Ward Y. M. M. I. A. Being called on a mission to the Southern States, he left his home in December, 1893, arriving at Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 20, 1893. He at once commenced a successful missionary labor, his first companion being Joseph M. Felt of Idaho. He soon contracted the fever and ague, so prevalent in the Southern States, and, gradually sinking under his sufferings, he finally died at McComb City, Mississippi, Feb. 18, 1894. His body was brought home for burial. Bro. Barton was a highly respected young man, beloved by all who knew him at home as well as in the missionary field. He will always be looked upon as a star of the first magnitude among the many faithful ones who have made the Bartons a family of great renown in the midst of the Latter-day Saints.
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