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Matilda Josephine “Tilde” Anderson Burns Bennett

  • Original Name Mathilda Bennet
  • Birth 10 Mar 1853 Sweden
  • Death 13 Feb 1936 Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
  • Plot A_108_2_4
  • Memorial ID 142614

Mrs. Matilda Josephine Anderson Burns Bennett, 82, died Thursday evening following a lingering illness of causes incident to age.
Mrs. Bennett was the widow of former Sheriff James Burns, early peace officer of Sanpete county, who was shot and killed by outlaws during a cattle foray in the mountains east of Spring City. Her oldest son, James Milton Burns, deputy sheriff, was killed while on duty as a guard at a Utah Fuel company mine in Castle Gate. He died of injuries suffered when beaten in the line of duty.
Born in Jutland, Sweden, March 10, 1853, Mrs. Bennett was a daughter of Joseph and Marie Hogenson Anderson, who came to Utah in 1860,. She was married to Sheriff Burns in Salt Lake City in 1869 and lived Manti until his death in 1894. She married Rodolphus N. Bennett, an Indian war veteran, in 1902, and lived here. He died in 1926.
Five sons and two daughters survive: Mrs. Lydia williams and A. A. Burns, Willow Creek, Mont.; Mrs. Beatrice Olson, Mt. Pleasant; J. H. Burns, Marysvale, and Reed Burns, Manhattan Beach Cal.; a brother, Oscar Anderson, Mt. Pleasant; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Salt Lake Tribune February 15, 1936.


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  • Maintained by: Love My Ancestors
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 142614
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Matilda Josephine “Tilde” Anderson Burns Bennett (10 Mar 1853–13 Feb 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 142614, citing Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Love My Ancestors (contributor 47233390) .