Dec 11, 1924
ED ORTON DEAD
Ed Orton aged 50 years, died Sunday evening at his home at Warren and interment was made in the Kingsland Cemetery Monday afternoon. The Rev. J.E. Waddell conducted the funeral services. The deceased was not married. He leaves two brothers, Tom and Jim Orton; four sisters, Mesdames, Burnham of Kingsland, Davis of Little Rock, McWilliams and Ryburn of Texas.
From the Cleveland County Herald, Cleveland County AR
MARIN COUNTY TOCSIN - CALIFORNIA
Saturday, April 29, 1911
page 3 (EDWARD A. BURNHAM)
Burt N. BURNHAM's, Father,( Edward A. Burnham,) Dies Suddenly
Burt N. BURNHAM received the sad news
of the death of his father in San Francisco Wednesday.
Deceased was a resident of Vallejo and had been employed at Mare Island Navy Yard for many years. He had just taken a vacation for a month and was on a pleasure trip to San Francisco when stricken with heart trouble.
Besides a widow he leaves 5 sons to mourn his loss:
Burt N. of San Rafael, Edmund E. of Eureka, Harry M. of Napa County, Warren L. of Vallejo, and Frank A. of Vicksburg,
The funeral will be held at Vallejo under the auspices of the G.A.R. of that place in which order deceased has long been
an active member. Deceased was a native of New York, 68 years of age, and had lived in California for the past 35 years.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Dorothy Burnham Barringer at: email@example.com
living in the north part of Massac County, near the Johnson County
at his home on Jan.18,1929. Death came sudden and it is supposed heart
disease was the cause. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at
Hope church, New Columbia. Directed by W.P.Baynes conducted by Rev.
Smith. Burial was in the Smith Cemetary on the Smith farm . Mr Burnham
was born near Benton, Kentucky, Marshall County Oct.8,1854, and at time
of death was 74 yrs.2 months and10 days old. He was married to Martha
on July 17,1878 in Marshall County,Kentucky.To this union thirteen
were born,of whom seven preceded him in death. His wife Martha died
Olin B. Davis, son-in-law of
Carolina died at Columbia S.C. Dec 9,1865 age 25 yrs..He was a
of Beaufort District, S.C. where he spent his life in agricultural
He leaves his smitten wife and his bereaved mother and family.
Source: Southern Christian Advocate Newspaper May 3, 1867
Source : Waco Daily Times Herald
December 2, 1914
Col R E Burnham died early this morning. Aged Waco resident called to his reward by death angel
Located in Waco Forty-Two years ago -Father-in-law of Mayor J W Riggins
Lingering in a comatose condition for the past few days, Col R E Burnham , aged 81 years, died this morning at 3:30 in
his apartments at the Riggins hotel, surrounded by all of his children. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 10:30
in the parlors of the Riggins hotel. Rev C T Caldwell officiating.
Interment will be made at Oakwood and the Masons will be in charge of the grave.
The active pallbearers are J F Brinkerhoff, T B Barton, Clint Padgitt, Pat M Neff, S P Ross, and John C Davis,
Honary : A R McCollum. T F Mann, R H Gray, Dr P R Hengsi,, C H Higginson, Alfred Abeel, W E Colgin, John Sleeper,
and George A O'Brien.
For several years Colonel Burnham had been in ill health and his advanced age precluded all possibility of a recovery,
when pneumonia developed. He was given every attention that the love and devotion of faithful children could suggest
but it was known last week that it was impossible for him to survive.
Richard Ellis Burnham was born in Murray County Tennessee close to Columbia on September 22 1833. At an early age in life,
he went to Nashville after being left an orphan. His advancement in commercial circles was rapid and substantial and in
Nashville he was married to Miss Eliza Crosby, who died when their five children were quite young.
Colonel Burnham came to Waco in 1872 and though he has resided in Georgia and Florida for the past twelve yeasts, he
claimed Waco as his home. For a number of years he engaged in the wholesale business in this city, the firm being known
as Magale and Burnham and their operations covered a very extensive territory, in the early days in Texas. About sixteen
years ago Colonel Burnham retired from active business life. At one time Colonel Burnham was the owner of extensive
property interests here, but he had disposed of most of he holding at the time of his death. He retained though,
the ownership of valuable land in Georgia and Florida.
Probably no resident of this city was better known or more highly esteemed then Colonel Burnham, he was man among men,
in all his endeavors and activities. Loyal to his friends and generous at all times, his philanthropies could they be
enumerated would fill a volume. Colonel Burnham would never speak of his good deeds, and those which became known were
related by the ones who had been the recipients of his kindness. A keen observer and gifted with business acumen rarely
found his advice and counsel were often sought by his business associates and friends. He was prudent and careful at all
times, and his decision was reached as a result of calm and mature deliberation. He never courted publicity, and he
never spoke of his achievements.
No one here had greater faith in Waco's future greatness than Colonel Burnham. He realized her vast possibilities and
this city's development and progress were with him a matter of pride. As stated above Waco was home to him and he had
often expressed the wish to spend is last days in a city that claimed so much of his of his attention and where his
closest and most intimate friends lived.
Surviving Colonel Burnham are the following children: Mrs J W Riggins, Mrs M A Sullivan, Mrs Kittie Campbell, and
R O Burnham Waco, Mrs M E Peach, Atlanta GA.
All of these have the loving sympathy of a host of friends in their bereavement.
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