Silas Reynolds Barton was an American politician. A Republican, he represented Nebraska's 5th congressional district for one term in the United States House of Representatives.Biography Barton was born in New London, Iowa on May 21, 1872, the son of Eli B. Barton and Teressa Barton. He moved with his parents to Hamilton County, Nebraska in 1873, and graduated from Aurora High School. He attended Peru State College. He married Adah Michell and had two children who died in infancy. After his first wife's death in 1909, he married Ellen Tazwell Metcalfe. His son, Silas Barton Jr., died in 1964 at age 50 and is buried at Forest Lawn.Source: Wikipedia
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