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George Sefro Burton
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1839, Canada
Death: Apr. 12, 1916
Rice Lake
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA

George was born July 18, 1839, in Canada, son of Samuel Burton and Angel King, both also born in that country. He died May 12, 1916, in Rice Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, aged 76 years, 9 months and 24 days, and was buried there in St. Joseph's Cemetery. The Burton Headstone there for George and his wife is inscribed "3rd Reg. R.I.H.A. Sefro 1840 - 1916. Mother Alem Burton 1850 - 1926." On Feb. 12, 1866, George was united in marriage to Alem _________. She was born in 1850, died in 1926 and was buried in the Burton family plot in Saint Joseph Cemetery. They were the parents of ten children, five sons and five daughters. Of these children, the names of one daughter and the five sons are known: Fred, Philip, William, Henry, Ed., & Minnie Burton.

A Civil War veteran of Company M, 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery. George Burton, Surgeon, Field & Staff, March 11, 1862. Commissioned Asst. Surg. March 27, 1862, ordered to Bay Point and so borne util May 1862; May 26, 1863, Commissioned Surg. and Mustered in as such to date from May 27, 1863; July 7, 1863 ordered on detached service with Batt'n at Morris Island, S.C. and so borne until Feb. 28, 1864, when he was detached by order to take charge of hospital at Beaufort, S.C. and so born until Aug. 1864; Sept. 1864, with Batt'n at Morris Island, S.C.; Oct. 1864, Chief Med. Off. Northern Dist, Dept. of the South, and so borne until March 1865. Borne on leave of absence for 30 days by order dated March 28, 1865; April 1865, on duty with Batt'n at Charleston, S.C. and so borne until June 1865; Mustered Out Aug. 27, 1865. [Rhode Island Regimental History, National Archives, Washington.]

OBITUARY

S. Burton, for the past thirty-six years a resident of this city, died Friday, May 12, of chronic Bright's disease at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 24 days. The funeral was held at St. Joseph's church, Monday, Rev. Father Scheyer officiating, and interment was made at St. Joseph's cemetery.

Mr. Burton was born in Canada an was a veteran of the Civil war. He was one of the most highly esteemed pioneer citizens. On Feb. 12 of this year, he and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Besides his aged widow he leaves five sons and five daughters and their families to mourn his loss. The children are Mesdames Ed. and Henry Labrie of St. Paul de Metis, Alta., Can., Mesdames Albert Belland and John Hickey, Messrs. Fred, Philip and Wm. Burton of this city, Henry of Cameron, Ed. of Gordon, and Minnie of Minneapolis.

All the children and their families, except those living in Canada, attended the funeral. [Thursday, May 18, 1916, Rice Lake Chronotype, Rice Lake, Wisconsin.]


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Alem Burton (1850 - 1926)
 
 Children:
  Louise Marie Burton Belland (1872 - ____)*
  Phillip Joseph Burton (1875 - 1942)*
  Ozelina Rosina Burton LaBrie (1878 - 1951)*
  Henry J Burton (1880 - 1965)*
  William J Burton (1883 - 1959)*
  Clara M Hickey (1885 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Rice Lake
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Maintained by: Sandi K
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Apr 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7325297
George Sefro Burton
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George Sefro Burton
Added by: John Christeson
 
George Sefro Burton
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- Judy Strid Taylor
 Added: Sep. 26, 2012
A Civil War veteran of Company M, 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery.
- John Christeson
 Added: Jul. 18, 2009
S. Burton, for the past thirty-six years a resident of this city, died Friday, May 12, of chronic Bright’s disease at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 24 days. The funeral was held at St. Joseph’s church, Monday, Rev. Father Scheyer officiating, and inte...(Read more)
- John Christeson
 Added: Apr. 3, 2003
 
 
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