Barwick Park, located 735 Barwick Road, Delray Beach, is named for Luther Leonard Barwick. He was a commercial real-estate broker, a leader in the Delray’s financial growth and served on the School Board and the City Council. Barwick was born Georgia and moved to Florida about 1913.

Here is a brief timeline of his life:

  • 1876 born in Ciaro, GA
  • 1910 Living on Thomasville & Cairo Roads, Pine Park, Grady, GA with wife Laura A and children Louis, Lillian, Loraine, and Matthew. Barwick owned a General farm
  • 1913 Relocated from GA to FL
  • 1920 Living in Delray Bch, FL with wife Laura, and children Louis, Lilly, Larry, Lorena, Leon, Livingston, Cressie. Barwick was a farmer operator.
  • 1930 Living at 636 SW 6th Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL with wife Laura A and children Loraine, Jessie, Leon, Livingston and LeMar. Barwick was a real estate salesman

Marc D. Thompson, marc@VirtuFit.net, Sources delved into writing and genealogy at a very early age. He wrote stories, poems, lyrics and family history books. Mr. Thompson went on to write and research in high school and college, earning a BS degree from Moravian College. He has presented genealogical lectures and authored seven family history volumes and recently published The Virtual Personal Training Manual, Fitness Book of Lists, Wellness Quotes of Humrous Inspiration, Poems…Of Eternal Moments,  His other published works appear in Fighting Chance Magazine, Love’s Chance Magazine, Northern Stars Magazine, Offerings, Poetry Motel, Suzerian Enterprises and The Pink Chameleon. He currently pens a monthly health and fitness blog at ideafit.com. Mr. Thompson is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has founded two Genealogy societies. He was the County Coordinator of the Chatham Co, GA USGenweb site and wrote a monthly genealogy column for Atlantic Avenue Magazine. Writing now for over four decades, when he puts pen to paper, eloquent, heat-felt yet real-life truths emerge. Mr. Thompson has been influenced by science, art and believes in what he calls Creatalytical Thinking: The fusion of creativity and analysis to view life more fully.

Sources: www.ancestry.com, www.historicpalmbeach.com