Carrie Wetzler was born to Bertha Ruschek Wetzler and her first husband. When Carrie was only a few years old, her widowed mother remarried a widower named William Coleman Barton. Carrie is found in several records with the surname Barton, after her step-father’s name. Carrie married Willie Byron Carr in Louisiana and had 3 children before she died at the young age of 28. This original photo in an oval frame came to me with the photo collection of my grandmother, Billee Barton Corn. Someday I hope to learn more about the mystery-shrouded life of my great-great-half-aunt who lived such a short life. For now, I will keep gazing at her beautiful portrait every day and wish she could tell me her story.
March 4, 2016