BARFIELD, Mrs. Margaret
Merced Express, February 24, 1923
Mrs. Margaret Barfield, mother of George H. Barfield of this city, passed away at her home in Santa Cruz on Friday of last week, death being due to the infirmities incident to advanced age. She was a native of New Madrid county, Missouri, and was aged 86 years. Mrs. Barfield and her husband, the late William J. Barfield, who died in 1873, were among the earliest settlers of Merced county and for many years they resided on what is now known as the Barfield ranch on the Merced river near Hopeton. In 1898 Mrs. Barfield moved to Santa Cruz, where she had since made her home. She was a most estimable woman and is kindly remembered by a large circle of friends and acquaintances in this county. Besides her son she leaves a brother, John Ruddle, of this city.
Contributed by: Thomas Hilk