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George S.  Barton
(1886-1972)

George Samuel Barton was born in Hodgdon, Maine on May 29, 1886, the son of Amanda A. "Mandy" Atherton and Frederick Alonzo Barton, a farmer. In 1910 he was working as a clerk for the Associated Oil Company in Kern County, California; he married Hazel Margaret Logan in Bishop, California in 1914; together they eventually had 11 children. In 1917-1920 he was self-employed as a chromium miner at Grant's Pass, Oregon. He was farming near Grant's Pass in 1930. He was head of the Oregon Quicksilver Company in 1940-1941, operating the Nisbet mercury mine. He died June 21, 1972, in Eugene, Oregon.

In November 1934 George S. Barton advertised in The Oregon Mineralogist, offering "Collectors' specimens" of rhodonite, chromite, natrolite, heulandite, stilbite, medfordite, gold, cinnabar, chalcopyrite, amethyst and others, and 10 specimens for $2.

References:
Oregon Death Index.
Social Security Death Index.
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
U.S. Federal Census, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930.
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