|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1875|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 1934|
The Canton Herald - pg 4 Friday, Feb. 9, 1934 (From Wills Point Chronicle)
J.H. BURROWS DIES FROM INJURIES AT RAILROAD CROSSING
J.H. Burrows sustained fatal injuries Friday just before noon when his wagon was struck at the railroad crossing just east of the Wills Point station by a string of cars being pushed back on the siding by a engine crew switching in the local yard. A number of people witnessed the accident and it seems that Mr. Burrows, who had waited on the south side of the railroad for the train to clear the crossing, drove across without knowing that the cars were coming back, the slowly moving cars not making sufficient noise to attract his attention. He was riding on running gear of the wagon and was crushed between the car and his wagon, being bruised about the head and chest. The hoof of the right hind leg of the mule next to the train was crushed off and the animal had to be killed.
Mr. Burrows was carried to the sanitarium at Terrel by the R.F. Williams ambulance immediately after the accident, where it was found that one lung was badly crushed and the attending physicians had no hope for his recovery. He died Sunday about 2 a.m.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Russell Memorial Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.E. Buttril and attended by a large concourse of friends and acquaintances. Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery, Eubanks Bros. in charge.
John Henry Burrows was born in Panola county, Missl, Aug. 23, 1875, being in his 59th year at the time of his death. He came to East Texas when only four years of age and spent most of his life in the vicinity of Wills Point. He was married to Miss Mary Lafon Cowles Aug. 2, 1911 and is survived by his wife and one daughter, Miss Mary Lafon Burrows. A sister, Mrs. Lay of Edgewood, and a brother, Joe Burrows of near Canton also survive.
White Rose Cemetery
Van Zandt County
Plot: Block 17, Row 10
Created by: L G Shinn
Record added: Nov 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80703510