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Preston Calloway "Cal" Burnett
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1830
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1913
Big Spring
Howard County
Texas, USA

UNCLE CAL BURNETT, PIONEER CITIZEN, PASSES TO REWARD
Mr. P. C. Burnett, better known as Uncle Cal Burnett, died at the home of his son, J. H. Burnett, at Big Springs last Wednesday morning, Nov. 12, 1913, at 10:30 o'clock, at the age of 83 years, seven months and seven days. The remains were brought to Wills Point Thursday morning and carried to the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., where funeral services were conducted at 1 o'clock in the afternoon by Rev. H. P. Davis of the Baptist church and Rev. Wm. Dawson of the Presbyterian church, U.S.A., who paid a glowing tribute to the life and character of Uncle Cal. After the religious services the local Masonic lodge, of which the deceased was an honored member, took charge of the remains and escorted them to White Rose cemetery where they were interred with the beautiful and impressive Masonic burial service. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends attended both the funeral service at the church and the burial service at the grave, and the floral offerings were beautiful and profuse pall bearers were John R. Scott, R. W. Garrett, F. G. Hestand, Arthur McFarland, Ed Gottlick and Frank Martin.
Uncle Cal Burnett was born in Knox County, Tenn., April 7, 1830.
He moved to Harrison county, Texas, when about eight years of age, living there with his parents until Dec. 13, 1851, when he was married to Miss Susan A. Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Burnett moved to Van Zandt County in 1852, settling in the Rocky Point community, where they resided together until the death of the latter on December 24, 1912. About two months ago Uncle Cal went to Big Springs to visit his son and his health gradually declined until the hour of dissolution came.
Uncle Cal Burnett united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church in early life at Cedar Grove and has since he lived a consistent Christian life.
The deceased is survived by three brothers, Jim Burnett of Stephenville, Tex., Allen Burnett of Dublin, Tex., and Marion Burnett of Brownfield, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Delia Blackstock of Dublin, Tex.; nine children, Sam Burnett, Mrs. A. E. Wilson, Press Burnett, Mrs. M. E. Dean, Mrs. C. H. Roberts, and Lum Burnett of this county, Mrs. R. A. Wilson of Longview, J. H. Burnett of Big Springs, and Mrs. Ed Matthews of Dallas; fifty-eight grandchildren and fifty-seven great grandchildren.
The Chronicle joins the many friends of the family in extending condolence to the bereaved relatives. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elizabeth Ann Oaks Burnett (1804 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Albina Hill Burnett (1833 - 1912)
 
 Children:
  Samuel Nathaniel Burnett (1853 - 1927)*
  Annie E Burnett Wilson (1855 - 1919)*
  William Presley Burnett (1857 - 1941)*
  Amanda Francis Burnett Willson (1861 - 1951)*
  Mary Elizabeth Burnett Deen (1864 - 1935)*
  Nancy L. Roberts (1866 - 1954)*
  Columbus Marion Burnett (1869 - 1923)*
  Starrett Callaway Burnett (1878 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  Preston Calloway Burnett (1830 - 1913)
  Amanda Melvina Burnett Martin (1832 - 1912)*
  James Harvey Burnett (1833 - 1915)*
  Adelia Francis Burnett Blackstock (1836 - 1919)*
  Armenia E Burnett Shelton (1838 - 1879)*
  Columbus Price Burnett (1843 - 1911)*
  Pleasant Allen Burnett (1849 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
White Rose Cemetery
Wills Point
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Kathy Reynolds
Record added: Jul 21, 2007
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Great Great Uncle of Judy Burnett Edgar.
- Joyce Edgar Phipps
 Added: Oct. 24, 2014
In memory of my great, great, great grandfather.
- Cynthia Markham
 Added: Sep. 12, 2011
 
 
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