- A very sensational case is about to develop in town. It is said by good authority that a certain young lady living in the west part of Kaysville informs a very certain young gentleman of our city that unless he takes her to wife in short order there will be breach of promise, proceedings commenced. Perhaps the youth will now learn that a sweet young lady is not a fool toy but a real live person, big as life and twice as natural.
-- Walter H. Barton, a young missionary serving in the Southern States has been brought home from his labors, a corpse. His remains arrived on the 7:35 Union Pacific train. There were nearly 200 friends at the depot and his remains were tenderly conveyed to his home. It is difficult to express the feeling of profound gloom that has fallen on our community of Kaysville since the news of his death. He had such a brilliant future of usefulness before him, that his death seems like the destruction of some beautiful picture ere it was finished.
PHOTO: Ad Davis County Clipper February 15, 1894 - Thomas H. Phillips
UPDATE ON WALTER H. BARTON FROM POST KAYSVILLE KINKS #43 FEB 1894 - HE DIED FROM A FEVER WHILE SERVING AN LDS MISSION - EXCERPT FROM THE SALT LAKE HERALD DATED NOVEMBER 23, 1894 -- "The family of Elder Walter H. Barton of Kaysville, who last spring died while on a mission to the Southern States, will erect a handsome monument to his memory. Yesterday Watron Brothers shipped the stone to Kaysville and it will be placed over the grave of the deceased. This memorial piece is in the form of an altar, draped and surmounted by an open book. On one page is the inscription: "Whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. Mark viii,35." On the front of the altar is a scroll bearing the inscription: "Walter H. Barton son of John and Sarah Barton, Born April 15, 1869, died February 18, 1894." On the left side of the stone is the following: "Died near McComb City, Pike County, Mississippi, while laboring as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." -- PHOTO: Memorial Monument for Walter Herbert Barton (1869-1894) Kaysville City Cemetery Plot 26-5-A-1 courtesy Find A Grave
On August 1, 2018 Kristine decided to begin a series of excerpts from the newspaper called These excerpts were taken from articles about local happenings/gossip/announcements etc. It tells a story and gives a feel for Kaysville back in the day.
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