The Galena Gazette, May 8, 1912


Mrs. Elizabeth Burton Dead
Aged Galena Lady dies after long Illness

Mrs. Thomas Burton, a highly respected lady of this city, died this morning at 10:15 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Millhouse, No. 102 Bench Street, after an illness extending over the past three years.

Elizabeth Evans was born in Wales, England, October 29, 1822 and was almost 90 years of age at the time of her death. She was married to Thomas Burton who died about 20 years ago. The deceased was well known in Galena and this county, having resided here about 62 years.

She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Hannah Yeaman, Mrs. Mary Thompson, Mrs. Martha Heer, all of Galena and Mrs. Fannie Oliver of Stockton; also by one brother Evan Evans, of Galena. She also leaves six children: Dr. R. C. Burton, Savanna, ILL., J. T. Burton, Los Angeles, Cal.; J. A. Burton. Bethany, Neb.; E. A. Burton, Clay Center, Neb.; Mrs. H. S. Whitmore, and Mrs. A. J. Millhouse, both of Galena.

The time of the funeral will be announced later.


The Galena Daily Gazette May 10, 1912

Funeral of Mrs. Burton

The funeral services for the late Mrs. Elizabeth Burton were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Millhouse on Bench Street this afternoon at 2:30. The services were conducted by Dr. G. D. Heuver of the South Presbyterian church and Dr. R. M. Chissman of the First Presbyterian church. A choir composed of the following sang a number of beautiful anthems, Mrs. J. S. Baume, Miss Mazeiner, Miss Bertha Grimm, Charles Westwick, Joseph Tippett and W. T. Hodson. The pallbearers were George Maxeiner, Joseph Nack, W. T. Hodson, T. J. Sheean, George Millhouse, J. S. Helm. Internment was made at Greenwood Cemetery.


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