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J. B. Burton

Birth
Ouachita County, Arkansas, USA
Death 11 Mar 1934 (aged 14)
Athens, Henderson County, Texas, USA
Burial Athens, Henderson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 62265091 · View Source
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No one in the family ever mentioned what his actual given names were; everyone referred him to only as "J.B." He died at fifteen years of age in a hunting accident.

Received from Find-a-Grave contributor Wayne Smith, June 2017:

Published in the Athens Review March 15, 1934

Funeral services for J.B. Burton, fifteen year old son of Mrs. Claude Stalter, who was fatally shot at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Fair Park when a .22 rifle in the hands of Ike hart, thirteen, a companion, was accidentally discharged, were held Monday afternoon. Interment followed in the city cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. R.E. Connell, Methodist pastor.

The accident occurred while young Burton was playing with several companions. The bullet entered his chest and ranged downward. A.J. Wright, who lives nearby rushed the injured boy to the office of Drs. Hodge and Lain, but he died en-route to the office.

The deceased was born in Camden, Arkansas on July 14th, 1919.


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  • Created by: Gary B. Sanders
  • Added: 28 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62265091
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for J. B. Burton (14 Jul 1919–11 Mar 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62265091, citing Athens Cemetery, Athens, Henderson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Gary B. Sanders (contributor 47044379) .