Milinda Barton
 Went by the name "Minnie"

Born: May 23, 1865
Loc: Eldorado Co. CA
Died: Nov 29, 1937
Father: Timothy Guy Barton
Mother: Jane McLevy
Married: Jan. 1, 1888 at Eldorado Co. CA - Spouse: Silas Showers

Children:  James H./Frank S./Harold H/Fred S./Theodore B.

El Dorado County Biographies
Minnie Barton Showers
History of Sacramento County
Mrs. Minnie Barton Showers, of Folsom City, was born on May 23, 1865, in Eldorado County, on a ranch five miles west of Latrobe. Her father, Timothy Guy Barton, was born in New York on February 25, 1830, and he was nineteen years old when he arrived at Hangtown, in August, 1849, having had little difficulty in journeying across the great plains. He went into the placer mines, but soon took up land, raising stock and farming, as a sturdy pioneer, and sending provisions into the mines from his ranch. He also engaged in teaming, transporting freight from Sacramento to Virginia City, Nev.

In 1858 Mr. Barton was married to Miss Jane McLevy, a native of Liverpool, who arrived in California the year before, accompanying her sister; and their happy union was blessed with the birth of five children, among whom our subject was next to the youngest. H. D. Barton of Sacramento was the first-born; then came James T. of El Dorado, and after them Albert R., Minnie, and Emma Dunlap, now of Clarksville. Mr. Barton passed away in 1893, at the age of sixty-three; while Mrs. Barton lived to be seventy, and breathed her last in Eldorado county in 1906.

Minnie Barton attended the Carson Creek Joint school, where her father served for years as a trustee; and on January 1, 1888, she was married to Silas Showers, a native of Nine Mile House, in Eldorado County, whose parents crossed the plains with ox-teams in the early fifties. Both Silas Showers and Minnie Barton had been schoolmates together, and in their married life they were to prove an ideal couple. In June, 1891, the Showers moved to Folsom City, and in April, 1901, they purchased the present residence of Mrs. Showers. For many years Mr. Showers was in the employ of P. C. Cohn, the dealer in general merchandise, and he proved a faithful and trusted employee.

In 1904 Mr. Showers established himself in business, selling confectionery and sundry supplies, and he conducted the first telephone exchange in connection with his store. In 1912, he passed away, one of the highly honored merchants and pioneers, a member of Granite Lodge, I.O.O.F. He had served his community well in various capacities, and particularly as a school trustee and as an influential citizen of democratic political views; and he is survived by five sons of excellent character. The oldest is James H. Showers, of Marysville, and the second-born is Frank S. Showers, who lives at home, an employee of the Natomas Company of California, and prominent in the Native Sons of the Golden West and the Odd Fellows. Harold H. served in the World War as a member of the American Expeditionary Forces abroad and died October 16, 1920, as a result of sickness contracted in France. Fred S. served in the Aviation Section, A E F. Ted B. is a student at the University of California, class of 1924. Mrs. Showers has been an active member of the Rebekah Lodge, and is a past noble grand.

With exceptional foresight, Mrs. Showers handles her business affairs successfully, and directs the operation of her 200 acres of land in Eldorado County. As a mother she is kind and generous-hearted, and it is not surprising that she is highly esteemed by the many who know her, and especially beloved by her devoted sons.