BURTON, JOHN ADDISON (1819 - 1897)

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Watsonville Pajaronian (April 2, 1897? exact date unknown)

Captain J.A. Burton, who has been ill for some time, died at his home on Walker street yesterday morning at 7 o'clock. The Captain had been in bad health for some time, in fact he has been ailing ever since he suffered from a sunstroke a few years ago. Captain Burton was a pioneer of this state having arrived here in 1851. He resided near Stockton up to about twenty years ago, since which time he has been a resident of this valley. He was a man of warm friendships and his opinions on all public questions were always expressed in a most emphatic manner. Through is jovial nature and manly ways he won a large circle of friends in this valley. Mr. and Mrs. Burton celebrated their golden wedding in this city seven years ago. He was a native of Maine and was aged 78 years and 4 months. The funeral will take place this afternoon from Burland Bros. Undertaking Parlors and will be under the auspices of the members of the Grand Army of the Republic, of which he had long been an esteemed member.

Unidentified newspaper article (March 31, 1897)

The ranks of that noble organization the Grand Army of the Republic, have been reduced by the death of an honored member, John A. Burton, who died at his home in this city last Wednesday morning. The deceased was a native of the State of Maine, aged 78 years. He fought valiantly for the Union and at the close of the war he resumed the peaceful pursuits of a loyal citizen. He was fond of outdoor sports and his cheerful presence enlivened many a camping party. John A. Burton was a genial gentleman. He leaves a wife to mourn the loss of a faithful companion.

Date of Birth: 1819-12-29

Date of Death: 1897-03-31

County: Santa Cruz

Cemetery/City of Burial: Santa Cruz County

Plot: 20-Dec

Mortuary: BUP

Date of Marriage: 1840/

Occupation: Farmer

Height: 5'5

Complexion: Lt

Eye Color: Bl

Hair Color: Gr

Local Address: Walker St

Last City: Watsonville

Native of: ME

Enlisted: 1862/08/12

Discharged: 1863/03/26

Military Unit: WI_ 25 Inf_ Co H

Rank: Cpl

Military Notes: R-Potosi_ DbD

GAR#: M26

Available records used to obtain information:
Cemetery records
Santa Cruz County death records
Military records
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
Voter Records

CW Reference: RLM 1881 Roster

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004.
Date: Undated
Coverage: Santa Cruz (County)
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson.
Identifier: OS-0136


Nelson, Robert L. “BURTON, JOHN ADDISON (1819 - 1897).” Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/133112. Accessed 10 July 2020.