Biography of Lester Barton
Broome County, NY Biographies





LESTER BARTON - An honorable ambition Which is sustained by practical ability is a passport to success. The business career of Lester Barton, of Endicott, New York, is an illustration of this rule. From his early boyhood he possessed mechanical ability which, fostered, has formed the foundation of his present successful business. Mr. Barton was born August 21, 1898, in Potterville, Pennsylvania, son of Julius and Ida. Barton; by occupation his father was a carpenter, and in the schools of his native town, the son received his early education. After graduating from high school, he served his apprenticeship in the machinist's trade, and later worked in various auto repair shops, perfecting, by practical experience, the theoretical knowledge he possessed. His ability and reliability soon increased the patronage of those seeking expert service and after coming to Endicott, where in 1921, Mr. Barton built a garage and repair shop, engaging in business on his own account, this same success continued. Today there is none more successful in this line of business in Endicott than Mr. Barton.

Although not long past his majority, he is a staunch member of the Republican party, and one of the earnest workers in the welfare of the town of Endicott. He is a member of the Masonic order, and of the Methodist Episcopal church.

On July 22, 1907, Lester Barton married, in the the Town of Union, New York, Mary K. Kenny, born May 12, 1888, in Kansas City, and they are the parents of two children: Margaret, born May 12, 1908; and Madelon, born August 12, 1910.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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