|Death: ||May 18, 1901|
SEMI-WEEKLY INTERIOR JOURNAL, STANFORD, KENTUCKY
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1901
A big hearted, liberal and clever man, who revered his Maker and loved his fellows, went to his reward, when Mr. William Burton breathed his last at 10:15 Saturday night. A month ago a carbuncle developed on the back of his neck and he was taken to the Joseph Price Infirmary, where every attention was given him, but blood poisoning intervened and soon did its work. The carbuncle was about the largest on record and the doctors took a photograph of it for use in medical publications. The patient suffered agonies, but his cheerful spirit was manifested all through the long ordeal and he murmured not. He thought from the first that he would not survive and spoke calmly and fearlessly of death, his only regret seeming to be that he could not see some of his children again in the flesh. Mr. Burton was a member of the Presbyterian church and few Sundays saw his seat vacant in the church here. He was a firm believer in immersion, but wanted to be with his family in church membership. The Presbyterians wont immerse, but will accept as members those baptized that way by other denominations. So Mr. Burton first joined the Methodist church, was immersed and then joined the church of his wife and family. He was an excellent man and one that could never refuse a favor. He would have died a rich man, but for going security for friends and then having to pay for them. Mr. Burton was about 79 years old and was twice married, first to Miss Mary Jane McKinney, daughter of Burton McKinney, by which union three children survive: Dr. A.O. Burton, now of Kansas, Mrs. T.P. Hill, of Wyoming and George Burton, the latter of whom has been with his father during his illness and watched over him with a devotion that was beautiful to contemplate. Mr. Burton's second wife was Miss Annie Paxton, sister of the late James Paxton. She died in the fall of 1885, leaving three children Joe P. Burton, Dr. W.M. Burton and James H. Burton, all of them with the other three surviving, and all proving the truth of the Scripture, which says "Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." Mr. Burton served his country well both in war and peace. When the call for soldiers for the Mexican war was made over 50 years ago, he responded with alacrity and was with his command through the entire campaign, which resulted so victoriously for the Americans. How greatly he was loved and respected was shown yesterday afternoon when hundreds of friends gathered at the open grave in Buffalo Cemetery to pay him the last tribute of respect. A short service was held there by Rev. S.M. Rankin and then all that was mortal of father, brother and friend was consigned to the dust.
All of the children of deceased were present at the funeral, except Mrs. T.P. Hill.
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1901
Drs. A. O. and W. G. Burton left Wednesday for their homes at Anderson and Peck, Kansas. Joe P. Burton also returned to Montgomery, Ala.
(Kentuckiana Digital Library)
Archibald Burton (1782 - 1868)
Rosamond Pigg Burton (1793 - 1843)
Mary Jane McKinney Burton (1826 - 1865)
Anna Elizabeth Paxton Burton (1838 - 1885)*
Archibald O. Burton (1856 - 1932)*
Nancy Burton Givens (1819 - 1906)*
William Burton (1822 - 1901)
Buffalo Springs Cemetery
Plot: Old Presbyterian Section
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Sep 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76053960