Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Paton, James Edward

James Edward Paton

Notes for James Edward PATON-181

MARRIAGE: Marriage Witnesses were Bess Henthorne, Dick Burger, Minnie Henthorne. by Rev. William B. Larnpen? (Furnished by Nancy Fortson)

OBITUARY: J.E. Paton Services Held Monday Afternoon

Funeral services for James Edward Paton, 64, were held this afternoon at 3 at the Swisher Mortuary. The Rev. F.H. Hayward officiated and burial was in Union Cemetery.

He died Saturday (1 Aug 1953 according to telegram sent to Kenneth H. Bruner) at 12:30 p.m. at Newton Nemorial Hospital after a long illness. He underwent surgery November 15 and had failed since. He was last admitted to the hospital nine weeks ago.

Paton was born in Sumner County, Oct. 22, 1888, the son of George and Mary Paton, and had lived in and near Winfield for 31 years. March 1, 1916, in Winfield, he was married to Inez Henthorne. He had been a salesman for a monument company for a number of years.

His affliations included the Presbyterian Church and the Winfield Garden Club, and he had served on the city park board for a number of years. He was an iris enthusiast and his garden at the Paton home, 903 Ann, was a place of interest during the blooming iris season.

He is survived by his wife, Inez, of the home; four brothers, George M. of Long Beach, Calif., and W.H., Jack and Fred Paton, all of Winfield; one sister, Mrs. Henry Fair of Geuda Springs; and an aunt, Mrs. Anna Sommerville of Winfield.

Email: Dick.Henthorn@gmail.com
Posted: 20 Dec 2001
Reposted: 22 Feb 2011

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