Wanton C. Barber 1847-1933
Posted By: Kathy Weaver (email)
Date: 3/11/2019 at 16:36:04
Friday, November 19, 1933
MILITARY SERVICES ARE HELD HERE FOR CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Local services for W.C. Barber, Villisca Civil war veteran, held here Thursday of last were conducted at 2:30 p.m. in the Villisca Methodist church with the pastor, the Rev. Clayburg, in charge, assisted by Rev. L.B. Carpenter. Music provided by Miss Margaret Lindell, ? Underwood, Roy Means, and ? Davie.
Firing squad from company F gave military salute at the grave and members of the American Legion post served as pallbearers. The pallbearers were M.L. Overman, Fen Fisher, ? Watts, Thad Moore, John and Seymour Enarson. Interment was made in Villisca cemetery.
Wanton Carey (sic) Barber, son of Alson and Phebe Barber, was born August 28, 1847 in Quincy, Mich. He grew to manhood in that state and came to Iowa at the outbreak of the Civil war. He enlisted in the Sixth Iowa cavalry, Company E, with which he served for about two years.
After his honorable discharge from the army, he went to South Dakota where he was married on Sept. 10, 1873, to Eliza J. Kyle. The following year they came to Montgomery county and established their home on a farm three miles northwest of Villisca. Later they moved to Kansas where they spent three years. In 1881 they returned to Villisca and resided here until their deaths.
They were the parents of eight children, seven of whom survive. The wife and mother passed away June 15, 1926. The surviving children are William W. Barber, Mrs. Anna Gourley and Mrs. Emma Sheridan, Villisca; Allan A. Barber, Savannah, Mo.; Claude E. Barber, Chadron, Neb.; G. Clifford Barber, Newell, S. Dak; and Mrs. Bess Teas, Fremont, Neb.
Besides his children, he leaves twenty grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren, Kenneth and Robert Barber, have made their home with him since their fatherís death in 1928.
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