Kaysville Kinks #23 Peter Barton
- Sleigh riding is the first order of the day
-- The Johnson Brothers Dramatic Company in "Sumter to Appomattox" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin" formed the sole theatrical attraction at the Music Hall. The attendance was poor on both evenings.
-- a meeting was held with School District #8. It was decided by a unanimous vote to levy a special tax of 1% for the purpose of purchasing a site and erecting a schoolhouse.
-- An event that occupied the attention of the social people of Kaysville was the wedding of Mr. Robert Blamires and Miss Carrie Burton, who were united in the holy bonds of matrimony Wednesday.
-- James H. Larkins is feeding 700 cattle and 3,000 sheep. White and Sons have 300 cattle and 1,500 sheep. To feed these it requires about 400 tons of hay per day.
-- The McGinley Comedy Company played before a very slim house at the Music Hall on Thursday. The entertainment was not of a very high order and an audible sigh of relief swept there when the curtain finally fell.
-- The number of marriages that have been consummated in Kaysville the past few months has been phenomenal, but the record was broken last week by the ceremony performed which united two happy couples for life. Bishop Peter Barton officiated in tying the connubial knot which made Miss Nettie Payne and Mr. Walter Hedrick love for life. Bishop Barton also officiated the most happy gathering on Christmas morning when Miss Leah Burton and Mr. O. A. Taylor launched on the sea of matrimony and bliss.
PHOTO: Peter Barton (1849-1912) Served as Bishop of Kays Ward 1877-1907, he was also Justice of the Peace, city recorder and served 2 terms in the Utah Legislature. Photo courtesy of Ancestry
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