|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1839|
|Death: ||May 26, 1862|
Santa Clara County
Ten years in Paradise. Leaves from a society reporter's note-book. By Mary Bowden Carroll, pp. 27-28
The following charming letter is from Mrs. Fitzgerald:
"On receiving a letter asking for a brief account of some party I attended in San Jose in by-gone years, my mind at once reverted to the wedding of two of Governor Burnett's children, somewhere near 1860. Miss Sallie Burnett was married to Mr. Francis Poe of Maryland, I think, and Mr. Armstead Burnett to Miss Flora Johnson. Miss Burnett's bridesmaids were her cousin, Miss Mollie Smith, and Miss Maggie Branham, now Mrs. Ogier. I do not remember who were their groomsmen, but those of the other couple were Mr. James Johnson, uncle of the bride, and Mr. James Whitney, and the bridesmaids were Miss Lou Johnson, and Miss Fannie McCoy.
"There was a large party on the night of the wedding in Governor Burnett's old home, and the elaborate supper was served in an unfinished house which Mrs. C. T. Ryland was then building in her father's yard. Next day the bridal party attended a dinner given by Dr. and Mrs. Johnson, and on the evening following Colonel and Mrs. Younger gave a large party in their honor. Other entertainments followed, and at the end of a week's festivities in San Jose the party, with parents and friends, went to San Francisco. There was no railroad then, and we were driven in carriages to Alviso, where we took the boat to the city. There we attended a reception given by Miss Page and had a good time generally for several days after.
"Mrs. Poe lived but six months after her marriage, and Mr. Armstead Burnett only a year and a half. Mr. Poe went East and was killed during the Civil War, and Mrs. Burnett, some time after the death of her husband, married Mr. Will Hester. Miss Lou Johnson is now Mrs. Dickinson, and Miss Mollie Smith married a gentleman of the same name. (bio by: c sato)
Flora Minerva Johnson Hester (1843 - 1915)*
In the true faith; mother of sorrows, pray for him.
Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
Santa Clara County
Created by: countedx58
Record added: Jul 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11450362