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Dr John J Burroughs
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Birth: May 1, 1831
Tuscaloosa County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 3, 1909
Harris County
Texas, USA

Wednesday, May 5, 1909
Page 8, Column 6
He Was One of the Most Prominent Physicians.
Houston, Tex., May 4. The remains of Dr. J. J. Burroughs, an honored and old-time citizen of Houston, were interred this afternoon in Glenwood Cemetery after a solemn ceremony conducted by Dr. Granville T. Storey from the late residence at No. 911 Milam street.
Dr. Burroughs is survived by his widow and three children, Lieut. J. M. Burroughs of the United States army, John J. Burroughs and Mrs. Xerline Huey, all of whom were at the bedside of their father when death came to him at the advanced age of 79 years.
The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: F. A. Reichardt, A. E. Peden, John Stewart, L. R. Bryan, Baker Armstrong, James Welsh and Joe Wiggin.
Dr. Burroughs was a physician of more than local recognition. He was a graduate of Bellevue College of New York, and also of the Jefferson Medical College of Medicine and Surgery of Philadelphia. Deceased had acquaintances among the leading medical men of this country.
Dr. Burroughs was born May 1, 1831, at Tuscaloosa, Ala., and was at the time of his death in his 79th year. He received his literary education at the University of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and shortly thereafter moved to Texas, settling in Newton County, where he read medicine and attended lectures in the New Orleans school. He graduated in medicine and located at Milam, Sabine County, where he was married to Miss Anna E. Bush, only daughter of Gen. D. B. Bush. After a brief practice at Milam, Dr. Burroughs moved to Woodville, Tyler County, where he soon received a very Urge practice. He remained at Woodville until the breaking out of the Civil War, when he enlisted in the confederate army and was made first lieutenant of Capt. Jack Bean's company in Col. J. R. Burnett's regiment. He was afterward promoted to surgeon, and while acting in that capacity was taken a prisoner at the Arkansas River post and sent to prison at Fort Delaware, where he was confined until the close of the war, being then liberated to return to his home. He moved to Houston in the fall of 1865, where he soon acquired a very large and successful practice both as a physician and skilled surgeon.

Family links: 
  Anna Elizabeth Bush Burroughs (1842 - 1924)*
  James M Burroughs (1869 - 1922)*
  James M Burroughs (1869 - 1922)*
  Lee Burroughs (1871 - 1896)*
  Koalba Burroughs (1873 - 1874)*
  John Jones Burroughs (1879 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Glenwood Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sect. C-5, Lot 214
Created by: Anne Wyatt
Record added: Jan 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24101668
Dr John J Burroughs
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Dr John J Burroughs
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Dr John J Burroughs
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 Added: Jul. 30, 2012
May songs of the angels welcome you and guide you along your way. May the smiles of the martyrs greet your own as darkness turns into day. Every fear will be undone and death will be no more, as songs of the angels bring you home before the face of God.
- Robert Hague
 Added: Oct. 27, 2011

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