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Thursday, May 18, 1916
WEISER PIONEER PASSES AWAY
Edwards M. Barton, the well-known pioneer citizen of Weiser, died at a hospital in San
Francisco, Cal., on Saturday morning, May 13, after an illness of about one week, his
death being due to a complication of Bright's disease. The body way sent to Weiser
where the funeral was held this (Thursday) morning from the Masonic hall.
The deceased was a member of the Masons, Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows. He was born
in Miller county, Missouri, December 16, 1856. He has been associated with the life of the
state of Idaho for the past 30 years, as a sheep-grower, hotel man and banker, and
represented Washington county several times in the senate and lower house of the state