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Charles Haven Burton
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1884
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1960
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Son of John Haven Burton and Kathleen Ferguson

Married Rose Etzel, 1910

History - "Charles H. Burton. The history of a nation is nothing more than a history of the individuals comprising it, and as they are characterized by loftier or lower ideals, actuated by the spirit of ambition or indifference, so it is with a state, county or town. Success along any line of endeavor would never be properly appreciated if it came with a single effort and unaccompanied by some hardships, for it is the knocks and bruises in life that make success taste so sweet. The failures accentuate the successes, thus making recollections of the former as dear as those of the latter for having been the stepping-stones to achievement. The career of Charles H. Burton but accentuates the fact that success is bound to come to those who join brains with ambition and are willing to work. Mr. Burton, an engineer by profession, has been a resident of Twin Falls since 1904 and since 1910 he has here been engaged in the coal business.

"A native of Utah, Charles H. Burton was born September 10, 1884, and he is a son of John H. and Kathleen (Ferguson) Burton, both of whom were born and reared in Utah, in which state their respective parents were early pioneer settlers. John H. Burton was an architect by profession but was killed in the beginning of a very successful career, aged thirty years. Mr. and Mrs. Burton had two children: Charles H., of this notice; and Phyllis B., who is the wife of LeRoy Clive, of Salt Lake City, Utah. Mrs. Burton survives her honored husband and lives in Salt Lake City.

"To the public schools of Salt Lake City Charles H. Burton is indebted for his preliminary educational training, which discipline was later supplemented with a three-year course in the University of Utah. After leaving college he was engaged in the work of his profession for a period of ten years in Utah, Oregon, Washington, Canada and Idaho. For seven years of the above period he was employed by various corporations on railroad and canal work and in 1904 he settled in Twin Falls, where for the ensuing five years he was identified with engineering. He was an important factor in the construction of the Twin Falls Land & Water Company's canal. In 1909 he retired from active engineering and entered into a partnership alliance with H. S. Martin to conduct the business of the Filer Coal Company. From a small beginning and in spite of many obstacles the above concern has become one of the important business enterprises in Twin Falls. The business controlled in 1911 by the Filer Coal Company was just five times the amount cared for in 1908. At different times Mr. Burton gives his attention to engineering and surveying work but most of his time is devoted to his extensive business interests. He is a believer in land values in Twin Falls county and is the owner of ranch properties in the vicinity of Twin Falls, where he has considerable money invested in real estate.

"In January, 1910, Mr. Burton was united in marriage to Miss Rose Etzel, a native of Iowa.

"Mr. Burton is an energetic, active and progressive business man and he figures prominently in the commercial world of Twin Falls. In 1912 he was elected vice president of the Merchants & Manufacturers Association of this city, a position he is filling with credit and satisfaction to all concerned. In politics he is an unswerving Republican and in 1912 he was candidate for the office of county commissioner, but was defeated. He represents a fine type of American manhood and reflects credit on the citizenship of Twin Falls".

[History of Idaho: a narrative account of its historical progress..., Volume 3 by Hiram Taylor French (1914)] 
 
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 Parents:
  John Haven Burton (1857 - 1887)
  Kathleen Ferguson Burton (1858 - 1930)
 
 Sibling:
  Charles Haven Burton (1884 - 1960)
  Phyllis Kathleen Burton Clive (1887 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: C-12-13 area
 
Maintained by: SMSmith
Originally Created by: Judie Latshaw Huff
Record added: Jul 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39568329
Charles Haven Burton
Added by: Judie Latshaw Huff
 
Charles Haven Burton
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 Added: Sep. 2, 2009
 
 
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