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Edward and Charlotte (Garrard) Burson



In 1850 LaPorte County, Indiana, Samuel Burson is 38, Elizabeth 30, Jemima Ann 7, John E. 5, Henrietta 3, and Thomasine E. 1.
Samuel Burson 1812-1856 is buried in La Porte # 113365810.
John E. Burson 1845-1854 is also buried there, with Elizabeth E. 1819-1916 # 113366001.


In 1860 LaPorte County, Elizabeth Burson is 39, born in Pennsylvania, Jennie A. 19, John E. 15, Henrietta N. 13, Samsdon E. -daughter - 11, and Edward 8, all kids born in Indiana.
April 1865 Laporte County "John J. Glenn, Administrator of the estate of Samuel Burson vs. Elizabeth Burson, widow, Jemimah Ann Stewart, Elick P. Stewart, Henrietta E. Burson, Tamson E. Burson and Edward Burson. Petition to sell real estate. "
William W. Garrard married Hattie N. Loring in Febrauray 19, 1863 in St. Joseph County, INdiana.

Charlotte Garrard is in La Porte County in 1870, with father William 40 a commissions merchant, Harriet 27, Charlotte 17, and Arthur 1.
One tree said her mother was Amanda Harvy Garrard 1830-1853.


Thomas might be the freshman at Indiana University in 1871.

1884 Austin newspaper "Edward Burson and J. W. Crumpacker, of LaPorte, Ind., and James E. March, of the Union Stock yards, Chicago, arrived to-night, wrought on a live stock pilgrimage to Colorado City. Well informed live stockmen estimate the drive from Texas the coming season at 325,000 head, unless shipping rates are unfavorable, when it may go above 400,000 head.
" John Crumpacker, who was born on a farm near Valparaiso, March 31, 1849. He attended public schools and the Northern Indiana Normal College at Valparaiso, taught for several years in Porter County and served two terms as county treasurer of that county. After leaving this office he became cashier of the LaPorte Savings Bank and continued with that institution until a short time before his death, being cashier and later president. He died April 6, 1913, and is buried at Valparaiso. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and Elks."

Edward proved up a quarter in 24, 2N 48W in 1892 - just north of the railroad between Yuma and Schramm.

Edward was appointed one of the two jailers in Omaha. "Officer Burson has made a good policeman during his term of service and has shown in more than one instance that he is strictly honest."

January 4, 1899 Omaha "Officer Burson was out for the first time yesterday after a week's siege with the grip."

In 1900 Omaha, Edward is a policeman, born Sept 1851, married 27 years to Lottie Sept 1852, both born in Indiana. She's had two children, one living. Edward G. was born August 1881 in Indiana. He works in a box factory.


1904 Omaha - Magic City gossip "Edward Burson, former captain of police here, returned yesterday from a months' stay in the east."

April 1905 Yuma " George Horst has been tearing down the Burson house east of town, and will use the material for a new house for Morris Blake on his ranch six miles north of Robb."

April 1908 "After the big rain ended last night a wind storm came up which continued the entire night with a velocipeede of about four thousand blows per. Many 'Miss Jones' houses were blown over (probably a term for corn cribs, from the Little Corporal children's book), lumber in the two yards were scattered , and the north wall of the brick residence now being constructed was blown down while the west wall has taken a different angle. When the business men were through with their days work and started home they could not navigate so they lay down and rolled home. In fact it was the biggest bag of wind let loose in these parts since Col. Burson left. Al Dawes swears on oath that he left three empty oil barrels outside the store and when he came down town this morning there was nothing left of the barrels but the bung-holes."

In 1910 Omaha, Edward is 58, Charlotte 52, both born in Indiana.
May 1911 "Former Captain Ed. Burson of the police department was able to be out Saturday after a long illness."

In 1913 Ed Burson was the Sanitary Inspector for Omaha, reporting that the sanitary sewers on Q street were connected with the storm water sewers, and recommended that the same be disconnected.

In 1920 Omaha, Ed Burson is 68, Charlotte 67

EDWARD Junior

February 3, 1906 "E.G. Burson, timekeeper at Armour's, will soon go to Chicago, where he has the promise of a more lucrative position.

January 8, 1909 "John G. Abbott received announcement yesterday of the marriage of Edward C. Burson to Martha S. Clime which took place in South Omaha December 24."

1908 Omaha "Edward Burson has returned from Chicago, where he was married to Miss Martha Klein Christmas eve. They will make their home at Twenty-second and G."

In 1910 Omaha, Edward, 28, and Martha 23 are living alone.

Edward Garard Burson registered for WWI in Omaha, a foreman for Swift & Company, born August 22, 1881, with Martha S. Burson.

They're still alone in 1920, 1930, and 1940 Omaha.

1919 Chicago "Mrs. Martha Burson of Omaha, Neb., is visiting Miss Edna Baldwin, of 7128 Lowe Ave,"

March 12, 1946 Omaha
"Mrs. Martha E. Burson died at an Omaha hospital Monday after an illness of eight weeks. She is survived by her husband, Edward; a brother, Harry P. Glime of Chicago, Illinois, and one nephew. The body will he in state at Cutler's funeral home from Wednesday noon until Thursday noon, and then will be removed to Trinity Cathedral, Omaha. The body will be shipped to LaPorte, Indiana, for burial."

July 7, 1948 "Funeral services for Edward G. Burson, 67, Omaha, who died Tuesday at a local hospital will be held at 5 p. m. Friday, at Cutlers chapel. He retired as a general foreman for Swift and Co., Omaha in 1946 after 50 years of service. He was a member of Bee Hive Lodge, A.A.F., and A. M. and the Ad Sell club of Omaha. The body will be shipped to .....

Edward was buried July 9, 1948 in Patton Cemetery, LaPorte , in the same plot as Martha buried March 15, 1946.,
Edward Sr. was buried July 27, 1929, and Charlotte (Garrard ) Burson buried December 7, 1930.

Samuel 1812-1856 is in the same section 113365810 , with Elizabeth E. - Nov 15, 1819- buried Dec 12, 1916 # 113366001 .

In 1879 LaPorte County, Henrietta Burson was delinquent on taxes for land in Rochester Township.


Thomasine (Burson) Allen died December 18, 1937, buried in La Porte # 134710686, with Willard Place Allen 1847-1917.

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