adjoining our 80 for $1450.00 Moved to Fayetteville in Aug. 1926.
Worked on University landscaping grounds 2 years; then janitor.
Is still janitor - $70.00 per month. We bought 3 lots and a 9 room house
on south side of University campus. - 913 West Dickson. I roomed and
boarded girl stenographers and students. In 1932 we furnished the 4
upstairs rooms as 2 apartments and rent to students.
Glenna and Fairy Smith visited us on the farm in May and June 1918.
I left for Rozel to see sister Berta Smith Nov. 12, 1924. She died Dec. 5,
Sister Edith, Lona, Mildred, Juanita, Sister Cora and Fairy Smith visited us on
the farm in Aug. 1925.
Thelma and I went to Kansas for the Kitch family reunion Aug. 1927.
Alvin was born Mar. 22, 1867 - May 22, 1949.
Aug. 12, 1900
Oct. 18, 1901
July 22, 1903
Feb. 1, 1907
Edith married Loy Edgar Barton of Fayetteville, Ark. Nov. 24, 1920. Loy
was born Nov. 7, 1897.
They lived in an apartment on Church St. until Loy graduated from the University
in June 1921. An Electrical Engineer. They rented on South
School. Loy was instructor in the University 4 years. Then they
bought a lot and built on Vandeventer Ave. Loy left for Schenectady, N.Y.
Aug. 1925. Edith and children stayed in Fayetteville until March 4,
1926. Thelma and Kenton stayed with her. They were back again in
1927 and Loy taught at the University 2 years.
Thelma was librarian in Engineer library and Kenton his first year in the
University. After Edith left, Thelma moved to Miss Harters. Kenton
came from home with Hohn Thornbery.
We moved from the farm to Fayetteville in Aug. 1926 so that the children could
Edith finished Fayetteville High School in 1918. Then Business College and
was employed as stenographer, then cashier in the "New Mode" Dry Goods
Loy's parents are the Henry Bartons - Lela, Earl, Eunice, and Ralph live in east
Fayetteville. We are on the west side. Loy graduated from Ark.
University 1921. Then his Master Degree.
Edith and Loy's children:
Oct. 14, 1921 - Oct. 14, 1921
June 29, 1923
June 16, 1924
June 16, 1925
Children are all born at City Hospital in Fayetteville.
Robert was married to Marilyn Jeanne Gibson of Manchester, Iowa, Dec. 25, 1946
at Collingswood, N. J.
Oct. 11, 1948
Oct. 14, 1950
Mar. 25, 1953