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Capt. C. A. Burnham   Barenston, Nebraska
Shot by his son James, in self defence & to save his wife and Mother

Dr. Burnham Of Pawnee County, Nebraska
From England to Maine then Nebraska
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Frank Burnham   Baron County, Wisconsin
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Mary A. Burnham    Adams Co. Wisconsin
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Rozana Burnham   Rock Co. Wisconsin
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 Dec 11, 1924  Cleveland County
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

 Feb. 5, 1925  Cleveland County
  Hundreds of Cleveland county friends of Dr. William Breathwit, aged 52,were shocked Friday morning to learn of his death at home in Pine Bluff  after a brief illness of pneumonia.   Dr. Breathwit was well known throughout the country as he was born at Rowell and had practiced medicine at Kingsland and Draughon. He went to Pine Bluff 18 years ago. He was the son of William and Laura Breathwit, pioneer residents of this county.  His father was a native of Ireland, coming to this section in 1852 and engaging in farming and was one of the leading citizens of this day.
  Dr. Breathwit was one of the outstanding citizens of the Jefferson County Metropolis. He stood high in the medical profession, was a memeber of the Methodist Church, and a Mason.  Interment was made Saturday afternoon in a Pine Bluff cemetery.
Twety-five years ago he was married to Miss Osye Burnham at Kingsland, and in addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Alex, a daughter, Mrs. Earle Spenser of Pine Bluff; one brother, J.L. Breathwit of Fort Worth, two sisters,Mrs. E.R. Buster of Kingsland and Mrs. Jno. Niven of Pine Bluff.
From the Cleveland County Herald, Cleveland County AR


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 yesterday 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:


Henry Burnham living in the north part of Massac County, near the Johnson County line,died 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 New Hope church, New Columbia. Directed by W.P.Baynes conducted by Rev. Calvin 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 Averitt on July 17,1878 in Marshall County,Kentucky.To this union thirteen children were born,of whom seven preceded him in death. His wife Martha died in1904.

Ben Burnham, of Grantsburg Rt.1 Massac Co. born Aug. 6,1895  in Marshall Co.Ky to Henry L. Burnham and Martha (Averitt) Burnham, died early Christmas morning 1980 at the Massac Memoral Hospital in Metropolis. Services were held Sunday at Aikens-Farmer funeral home chapel with Rev. Orval Simmons officiating, assisted by Sister Lucy English and Brother Rudell Pulley. Burial was in the Massac Memorial Gardens at Metropolis.
He leaves to mourn his death his wife Virgie (Rushing) Burnham, two sons,and seven daughters,one sister Letha Manley,35 grandchildren,63 great grandchildren,and 7 gr-gr-grandchildren besides his son-in-laws and daughter-in-laws.and a host of other relatives and friends.
He served in World War 1 one year, two months, and three days as a private, 11 months overseas in France, Belgium, England and several other places. He was with Company 1, 22nd Engineers.

Helen Iowa Burnham, was born March 10, 1912 in Massac Co. near New Columbia to William Thomas Burnham and Mamie Alice Henderson.
She spent her entire life caring for her parents and helping with the care of her siblings in their later years. Her devotion to her family and freinds did not allow her to think of herself and perhaps her desire to marry and raise a family of her own.
Miss Burnham departed her life unexpectedly at her home in Metropolis on Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. She had lived a full and active life which she shared with her many friends and large family, which will miss her greatly.
Among her most cherished possessions were such family items as a lock of hair, her deceased parents' personal articles and old family pictures.
Miss Burnham was a longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church near New Columbia and attendedly faithfully until she moved to Metropolis and transportation became a problem. For the past several years, she regularly attended Lighthouse Assembly of God in Metropolis.
Survivors include one sister, five nieces, and five nephews, all of Metropolis: several great nieces and great nephews; several cousins, and special friends.
In additions to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Golda Rottman: and her brothers Edward and Clorus
Burnham and an infant brother. (my notes his name was "William")
Funeral service was Thursday at Aikens-Farmer Funeral Home of Metropolis.
Burial followed at the Masonic Cemetery near New Columbia. Pallbearers were nephews
Helen will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

South Carolina

Olin B. Davis,   son-in-law of  R.W.Burnham of Charleston,South Carolina died at Columbia S.C. Dec 9,1865  age 25 yrs..He was a native of Beaufort District, S.C. where he spent his life in agricultural pursuits. He leaves his smitten wife and his bereaved mother and family.
Source: Southern Christian Advocate Newspaper May 3, 1867

Anna L.O. Burnham wife of Edward S. Burnham and youngest daughter of Benjamin S.D. Muckenfuss was born in Charleston, S.C.  Aug. 15th 1850, and died  March 13th 1872.
Source: Southern Christian Advocate Newspaper April 10, 1872

Father F.B. Burnham was born in Connecticut in 1800 and died Oct.11th,1874. He moved to this country when a boy and served his apprenticeship as a tailor.  He leaves many children, grandchildren and friends.
Source: Southern Christian Advocate Newspaper December 2, 1874

Mrs Sarah J. Cravey, daughter of Alfred and Sarah Burnham was born in Telfair Co. Ga. June 11th 1842 and died March 16th 1878. She was married to Mr. John Cravey, June 12th 1870. She left three children of her own, one son and two daughters, a husband and numerous relatives.
Source: Southern Christian Advocate Newspaper May 14, 1878


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.