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Thomas Barton Freeney

Thomas Barton Freeney[1, 2]

Male 1884 - 1950  (65 years)

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  • Name Thomas Barton Freeney  [3, 4
    Born 22 Feb 1884  Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Education at home after third grade. 
    Hobbies played woodwind instruments in the Tall Cedar Band, which is a branch of the Masons. 
    Graduated Philadelphia College of Optometry - Dr. of Optometry 
    Occupation Delmar, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Owned a jewlery and eyewear store 
    Occupation Delmar, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Telegraph operator for the railroad 
    Died 4 Jan 1950  Delmar, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried St. Stephen's Cemetery, Sussex Co., Delmar, DE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Father Thomas Barton Freeny, Sr.,   b. 20 Dec 1850, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1884, Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Mother Emily Goslee,   b. 16 Dec 1849, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1923, Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1873  [8, 9
    Photos
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #2
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #3
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentifed #4
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Emily Goslee Freeny, surrounded by her daughters L to R: Ella May Freeney, Fannie Freeney, Leonia Freeney, Anna Freeney
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Emily Goslee Freeny (age ~64), center, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Clockwise: 1 o'clock: ?; 2 o'clock: Ella May Freeney; 3 o'clock: ?; 4 o'clock: Kathleen Ellen Freeney; 5 o'clock: Sara Marguerite Freeney; 7 o'clock: ? P; 8 o'clock: ?; 10 o'clock: ?; 11 o'clock: ?
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #7
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #9
    Freeney Family Bible Photo
    Freeney Family Bible Photo
    Unidentified #8
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #15
    Freeney Family Bible photos
    Freeney Family Bible photos
    Unidentified #11
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #12
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #13
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #14
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #10d
    Freeney
    Freeney
    Unidentified #16
    FreeneyBiblePhotoUnidentified9Repaired.jpg
    FreeneyBiblePhotoUnidentified9Repaired.jpg
    Documents
    Freeney Family Tree
    Freeney Family Tree
    By Marguerite Freeney Howard
    Freeney Family Bible - Marriages
    Freeney Family Bible - Marriages
    Freeney Family Bible - Deaths
    Freeney Family Bible - Deaths
    Freeney Family Bible - Births
    Freeney Family Bible - Births
    Freeney Sharecropping Agreement - p.1
    Freeney Sharecropping Agreement - p.1
    Emily Freeney / S. Banks sharecropping agreement at Spring Hill Farm, MD
    Freeney Sharecropping Agreement - p.2
    Freeney Sharecropping Agreement - p.2
    Emily Freeney / S. Banks sharecropping agreement at Spring Hill Farm, MD -
    Freeney Family Bible postcard
    Freeney Family Bible postcard
    From SW Webster to Emily Freeney in 1909.
    Freeney Family Bible - Hebron bookmark
    Freeney Family Bible - Hebron bookmark
    Cloth bookmark, hand sewn
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sara Jane Webster,   b. 10 Aug 1887, Quantico, Wicomico, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1954, Salisbury, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1906  [8, 10
    Children 
    +1. Kathleen Ellen Freeney,   b. 24 Aug 1907, Delmar, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1997, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +2. Sara Marguerite Freeney,   b. 26 Nov 1911, Delmar, Wicomico Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1987, Salisbury, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Photos
    Barton and Sarah Freeney
    Barton and Sarah Freeney
    FreeneyBiblePhotoUnidentified10d-sm.jpg
    FreeneyBiblePhotoUnidentified10d-sm.jpg
    Documents
    Freeney Family Tree
    Freeney Family Tree
    By Marguerite Freeney Howard
    Freeney Family Bible - Marriages
    Freeney Family Bible - Marriages
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1884 - Wicomico County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Owned a jewlery and eyewear store - - Delmar, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Telegraph operator for the railroad - - Delmar, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jan 1950 - Delmar, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Stephen's Cemetery, Sussex Co., Delmar, DE Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Thomas Barton Freeney
    Thomas Barton Freeney
    Cir 1905. In graduation gown. (optometry school?)
    Freeney Siblings
    Freeney Siblings
    L to R: 1)Annie 2)Ella May 3)Thomas Barton 4)Fannie 5)John Edgar 6) Leona
    Thomas Barton Freeney
    Thomas Barton Freeney
    Cir 1900
    Thomas Barton Freeney
    Thomas Barton Freeney
    Cir. 1941
    Thomas Barton Freeney
    Thomas Barton Freeney
    And the "Tall Cedars" band.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Thomas Barton Freeney, Jr.
    Thomas Barton Freeney, Jr.
    FreeneyBiblePhotoThomasBartonFreeneyJr-sm.jpg
    FreeneyBiblePhotoThomasBartonFreeneyJr-sm.jpg

    Documents
    Dr. T. Barton Freeney
    Dr. T. Barton Freeney
    "High grade watches, diamonds, jewelry, silverware, cut glass, fountain pens, etc. Fine watch and jewelry repairing a specialty"

    Headstones
    Thomas and Sarah
    Thomas and Sarah
    Thomas Barton Freeney and Sarah Webster Freeney
    Freeney
    Freeney

    Recordings
    Photo Narration by Lynn Howard Howell
    Photo Narration by Lynn Howard Howell
    Recorded in November 2002, Lynn Howard Howell describes photos taken cir 1939 in Maryland of herself, her parents, William Lawrence Howard, M.D., and Marguerite Freeney Howard, her aunt Kathleen Freeney, and her grandparents Thomas Barton Freeney and Sarah Webster Freeney. (requires flash player)

  • Notes 
    • Born one month after the death of his father. 

      WL Howard in 2002 told this story about his father in law, Thomas Barton Freeney:

      Barton was truly an amazing man. He was the youngest in the family.  He never knew his father because he died only a month before Barton was born.  He was brought up by his mother and sisters in Delmar, MD.  He was very self motivated.

      When Barton was in 3rd grade his teacher gave him an undeserved beating that was so bad his mother decided he would never go back to school.  So he stayed home, and as he grew up took good care of his mother.  When he was old enough, he worked for the railroad in Delmar, eventually becoming a telegraph operator. 

      In his spare time Barton worked for a local jewler repairing watches. He was so talented that he was encouraged by his employer to attend an "Horology" school in Philadelphia so he would learn the 'science of watch repair' and jewelry making. 

      Barton managed his schedule at the railroad so as to work the early shifts, and then on school days, took the train to Philadelphia in the afternoon to attend classes.  In Philadelphia his instructors recognized his talents and encouraged him to attend Optometry school.  Armed with his Horology and Optometry degrees, he opened his own watch repair and optometrist shop in Delmar, MD which became very sucessful.

      Barton played woodwind instruments (clarinet) in the Tall Cedar Band, which is a branch of the Masons. Also played the accordion.

      His WWII draft registration card was completed April 25, 1942 as follows: Thomas Barton Freeney, 202 East St, Delmar, Wicomico Co, Md. (P.O. Del). No telephone, age 58, born Wicomico County Feb 22 1884, Md. Contact: Mrs. Sarah W. Freeney. Employers name "self", Optometrist, 202 East St., Delmar, Wicomico, MD (P.O. Del), Physical: White, Height 6' 180 lbs, gray eyes, gray hair, light complexion.

      His WWI draft registration card lists his occupation as a Telegraph Operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in Delmar, Delaware. [11, 12, 13]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    3. [S477] Marguerite Freeney Howard, Marguerite Freeney Howard, Goslee Chart (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1512] Freeny (Freeney) Family Bible, Thomas B. Freeny Sr & Emily Goslee Freeny, (Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues. New York, American Bilble Society, 1873. In our archives - received June 2008. Also contained photos, postcards, cloth pieces, and a wrapped lock of hair between the pages. All in my files.).

    5. [S1373] Draft Registration Card, 22 Feb 1884 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1512] Freeny (Freeney) Family Bible, Thomas B. Freeny Sr & Emily Goslee Freeny, (Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues. New York, American Bilble Society, 1873. In our archives - received June 2008. Also contained photos, postcards, cloth pieces, and a wrapped lock of hair between the pages. All in my files.), "Son of J B Freeney and Emily Freeney was born February 22nd, 1884" (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1512] Freeny (Freeney) Family Bible, Thomas B. Freeny Sr & Emily Goslee Freeny, (Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues. New York, American Bilble Society, 1873. In our archives - received June 2008. Also contained photos, postcards, cloth pieces, and a wrapped lock of hair between the pages. All in my files.), "Thomas Barton Freeney, Jr. departed this life on Jan 4th, 1950" (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S477] Marguerite Freeney Howard, Marguerite Freeney Howard, DAR Application (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1512] Freeny (Freeney) Family Bible, Thomas B. Freeny Sr & Emily Goslee Freeny, (Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues. New York, American Bilble Society, 1873. In our archives - received June 2008. Also contained photos, postcards, cloth pieces, and a wrapped lock of hair between the pages. All in my files.), "October 15th, 1873, by Rev. ? Penuel? Thomas. Barton Freeney to Emily Goslee, daughter of John S. and Ann M. Goslee." (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1512] Freeny (Freeney) Family Bible, Thomas B. Freeny Sr & Emily Goslee Freeny, (Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues. New York, American Bilble Society, 1873. In our archives - received June 2008. Also contained photos, postcards, cloth pieces, and a wrapped lock of hair between the pages. All in my files.), "Married June 18 - 1906 by Rev Zack Webster. Thomas Barton Freeney Jr to Sarah J. Webster" (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S503] WL Howard MD - Interview, "Played the clarinet" (Reliability: 0).

    12. [S1373] Draft Registration Card, WWII Draft Card 1942 (Reliability: 0).

    13. [S1373] Draft Registration Card, WWI draft registration card Sept 1918 (Reliability: 0).