Barton Historical & Genealogical Society
 Barton Database

Bruce Fairchild Barton[1]

Male 1886 - 1967  (80 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Bruce Fairchild Barton 
    Born 5 Aug 1886  Robbins, Scott Co., Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Information 1948  California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    arrived via airplane from Honolulu, Hawaii 
    Will information New York City, New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    he left the bulk of an estimated $2.8 million estate to his son Randall Barton of Phoenix, Arizona 
    Retired 1961  New York City (Manhattan), New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    retired from BBDO 
    Died 5 Jul 1967  New York City (Manhattan), New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • died at his home at 117 E. 55th Street
    Person ID I493  Barton Database
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2018 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with Bruce Fairchild Barton 

    Father William Eleazar Barton, D.D.,   b. 28 Jun 1861, Sublette Twp., Lee Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1930, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Esther Treat "Keturah" Bushnell,   b. 30 Jan 1855, Johnsonville, Trumbull Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1925, Sunset Lake, Foxboro Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1885  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther M. Randall,   b. 10 Oct 1887 
    Married 2 Oct 1913 
    Children 
     1. Randall Barton
     2. Betsey Alice Barton,   b. 6 Oct 1917,   d. Dec 1962, West Los Angeles Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. Bruce Barton, Jr.,   b. Dec 1921,   d. 29 Sep 1963, New York City, New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
    Family ID F254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Aug 1886 - Robbins, Scott Co., Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInformation - arrived via airplane from Honolulu, Hawaii - 1948 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill information - he left the bulk of an estimated $2.8 million estate to his son Randall Barton of Phoenix, Arizona - - New York City, New York Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - retired from BBDO - 1961 - New York City (Manhattan), New York Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jul 1967 - New York City (Manhattan), New York Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Histories
    The Man Everybody Knew
    The Man Everybody Knew
    A brief review of and excerpts from Prof. Richard M. Fried's excellent biography of Bruce Fairchild Barton (1886-1967) [one of the 20th century's most notable American citizens].

  • Notes 
    • !CITED in "Ensign Eleazar Barton and His Descendants", March 1941

      !BUSINESS: Founded and was president of Batten, Barton, Durstine and Osborne, New York City, advertising agency (1919). Created the character Betty Crocker. Wrote a best-selling book "The Man Nobody Knows" (1925) which presented Jesus Christ as a successful businessman.

      !POLITICS served two terms in the House of Representatives (Republican, New York, 1937-1941)

      !CITED in "Who Was Who In America", Vol. 1 1897-1942, A. N. Marquis Co., 1943, pg. 65 (BART223)

      !CITED in "Who Was Who In America", Vol. 3, A. N. Marquis Co., 1960, pg. 53 (BART225)

      !RESEARCHER Jim Barton who supplied info on this individual on 2 Sep 2003

  • Sources 
    1. [S3509] Barton Bulletin, (Barton Historical Society), pp. 74-77, 1988-1989 Edition.

    2. [S3516] 1910 U. S. Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Oak Park, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_239; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 1374252.

    3. [S1759] California, Airplane Passenger Lists from Honolulu, Hawaii, 1947-1948.

    4. [S4020] Fresno Bee [CA], p. 14, 26 Jul 1967.

    5. [S1236] Jersey Journal [Jersey City NJ], pg 6, 6 Jul 1967.

    6. [S55] Esther T. Barton A Biographical Sketch, William E. Barton, D. D.

    7. [S1038] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.