Surname: Burns

Biographical Sketch of John Burns

John Burns, County Treasurer, was born in Delaware County, N. Y., and September 4, 1831. Removed to Iowa, then returned to New York; soon after again moved, this time to Jewell County, Kan., in 1872. Was elected County Treasurer in 1873 and re-elected in 1875, and again elected in 1879, and still holds the office. Is a member of the Masonic fraternity? Was married in Delaware, N. Y. in July, 1864, to Miss Jane Love, and is the father of two children – Edgar A. and Lulu.

Biographical Sketch of Charles Taylor Burns

Charles Taylor Burns, member of the Muskogee bar, devoting his practice to civil law cases, was born in Smithville, Arkansas, August 20,1871, and is a son of John Henry and Elizabeth Frances (Thornburgh) Burns. The father devoted his life to merchandising and thus provided for the support of his family. Charles T. Burns, having completed a public school education, afterward pursued a business course in the Central Business College at Sedalia, Missouri, and later entered upon preparation for his professional career as a law student in the University of Arkansas. On the completion of the course he was admitted to

Burns, Tom – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Bob Haines received word Wednesday of the death of Tom Burns, a former resident of North Powder who has been in Sacramento, Cal., the past 5 years. The message stated that Mr. Burns would leave Thursday with the body and interment would be in the North Powder cemetery. Mr. Burns is well remembered here, having been in the pool hall business in this city. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, March 3, 1928

Burns, Olga Mrs. – Obituary

The body of Mrs. Olga Burns, who died at 3:15 Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Bailey at 2432 Eleventh street, will be shipped this evening to Cambay, (Canby?) Oregon, where funeral services will be held at her old home. Mrs. Burns was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1864, and would have been 57 years old July 26. She came to the United States when a girl of 18, and move with her parents to Camby, (Canby) Oregon where they made their home. She had been a resident of Baker for the past 12 years, and

Anti-Slavery Act Victims – Fugitive Slave Law

Washington, Indiana. In April, 1853, George, a negro man, was arrested and claimed by a Mr. Rice, of Kentucky, as his slave. Judge Clemens ordered his surrender to Rice, who took him to Louisville, and there sold him to a slave-trader, who took him to Memphis, Tennessee. Here a man from Mississippi claimed that George was his slave, obtained a writ of replevin, and took possession of him. Joshua Glover, colored man, claimed as the slave of B.S. Garland, of St. Louis County, Missouri, was arrested near Racine, Wisconsin, about the 10th of March, 1854. Arrest made by five men,

1894 Hinckley Minnesota Forest Fire

1894 Hinckley Minnesota Forest Fire Deaths

The exact origin of the fire is somewhat indefinite; the one that visited Hinckley must have started in the region south of Mission Creek. Around this little village much of the pine had been cut. There was in the hamlet twenty-six houses, a schoolhouse, a small sawmill a general store, hotel and blacksmith shop. At the time of the fire there were seventy-three people living in, and adjacent to, this village; a great number of the population were away from home, having gone to Dakota for the harvest. The people had been fighting local fires for a month. At noon,