Fred Rockwood Barton
He married twice. He married Cecilia
Virginia WIGHT May 30, 1942. Cecilia was born February 19, 1918 in
Flagstaff, AZ. Cecilia died July 16, 1964 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA,
at 46 years of age. He married Froncie Moyer EDMONDS
June 19, 1965 in Burbank, CA. Froncie was born 24 March 1914 in MO.
Froncie died 29 November 1992 at 78 years of age. Born in Westboro, MA,
Fred grew up in Worcester graduating from Worcester Classical High and
attending Becker Business College. In 1940 he went to California to attend
Curtiss Wright Tech. Using these skills in aviation mechanics, he was
employed by Lockheed Aircraft Corp. as a research mechanic, field service
instructor and senior maintainability engineer traveling extensively for
the company. Eldest son, Fred Joseph was killed in a military air crash
just before his 21st birthday while serving at Clark Air Base in the
Phillipines and second child Marcia Ruth died of Leukemia at age 3. Fred
and 2nd wife Froncie Moyer Edmonds moved to Hemet in 1980. Fred is
responsible for much of the research on the Croydon branch of the Barton
family for which the compiler is very grateful.
from The Hemet Valley
Fred Rockwood Barton, 90, of Menifee, a
former resident of Hemet, died Nov. 3, 2008, at Menifee Valley Medical
Center. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Church of
Religious Science in Hemet. Private scattering of ashes will be at sea....