Bio: Barton, Anton and Mary (Owens-Benware)
Contact: Stan

----Source: Contributed by Barbara Benware Burt

Surnames: Barton, Benoit, Benware, Grey, Lejain, Owens, Wainhouse, Williams


Anton and Mary (Owens-Benware) Barton


Mary married Josephine's widower, Anton Barton, in 1894. Anton adopted Ernest and Leo in 1898. He was a blacksmith. Anton died in 1925 and is buried in Neillsville, WI. Mary moved out to the coast and bought a little house in Arletta, WA. There was a huge field of Loganberries at the place. She visited often. Her last illness was at our home. She was bedridden for about 6 months and being a very proud woman, she wouldn't let any of the boys or dad in her room to see her...just Virginia or her mother. She was my mom's favorite person!! She is buried in the spanaway Cemetery.   Memories by Virginia Barton Wainhouse


Obit and Photo of Mary's first husband, John Benware

Photo: Benware/Barton Sons

Bio: Benware/Barton, Ernest (1886 )

Bio: Barton, Leo Bernard (b. 1888)

Bio: Benware/Benoit, Joseph & Celestia (Robert)

Photo: Barton, Leo B. & Ethel; Photo #2


The Barton Home in Neillsville, WI circa 1905

The Benware/Barton Family Tree

Josephine Benware

Birth: Jan 1860, Malone, NY

Death: 26 Apr 1893, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Father: Joseph Benware/Benoit dit Vaillancourt (1813-1902)

Mother: Scholastique/Celestia Robert dite Fache (1819-1899)

Marriage: 10 Aug 1874, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Spouse: Anton Barton

Birth: 1 March 1852, Pembrook, Ontario

Marriage # 2: circa 1894, Mary Owens-Benware, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Death: 18 Jun 1925, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Father: Julius Barton (1812-1891)

Mother: Antoinette Lejain (1830-1894)



1.  Henry Barton

Birth: 31 Mar 1875

Marriage: circa 1895, Carrie Holverson,

one child to this union according to Henry's obit

Death: 16 Feb 1897, Neillsville, Wisconsin

2.  Edward Devere Barton

Birth: 21 Nov 1876, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Marriage: 24 Dec 1902, Lillian Boon (1878-1944)

Son: 8 Oct 1904, Daniel Barton

Dtr: 14 May 1907, Josephine Barton, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Marriage # 2: after 1944, Lydia ?

Death: 17 Nov 1974, California

3.  Belle Barton

Birth: 1878

Marriage: 25 Jun 1902, L.N. Williams, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Son: Russell Williams

4.  John Barton

Birth: 1880, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Marriage: Lenore ?

Son: Morris Barton

Dtr: Laverne Barton

Son: Harold Barton

Dtr: Mary Barton

Dtr: Lorraine Barton (married Manning)

5.  Richard Barton

Birth: 1882, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Marriage: Carrie ?

Dtr: Ruth Barton

Matie Mary Barton

Birth: 15 Apr 1884

Marriage: 10 Jun 1911, Rudolph Walter DeLion (1884-1945), son of Rudolph Walter DeLion and Louise Steffens

Dtr: Audrey Josephine DeLion, Spokane, Washington

Death: 13 Aug 1968, Spokane, Washington

John Benware

Birth: 28 Dec 1861, New York

Death: 29 Nov 1887, Thunder Bay District, Ontario

Father: Joseph Benware/Benoit dit Vaillancourt (1813-1902)

Mother: Scholastique/Celestia Robert dite Fache (1819-1899)

Marriage: 18 Aug 1883

Spouse: Mary Owens

Marriage # 2, to Anton Barton, who subsequently adopted her sons, who took the Barton name

Death: 11 Aug 1937, Washington State

Father: John Owens (1833-1898)

Mother: Margaret Gray


Ernest Benware/Barton

Birth: 30 Apr 1886, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Marriage: Ruby ?

Dtr: Mary Barton

Leon Benware/Barton

Birth: 20 May 1888, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Marriage: 6 Sep 1912, Ethel May Dougan (1893-1979), Vancouver, British Columbia

Son: "Living" Barton

Dtr: (1923-2002) Virginia Barton (Wainhouse), Tacoma, Washington

Son: (1925-1985) John Arthur Barton, Tacoma, Washington




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