Willard Cushing Burton

Brief Life History of Willard Cushing

When Willard Cushing Burton was born on 1 December 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Robert Taylor Burton, was 35 and his mother, Susan Ellen McBride, was 20. He married Mary Jane Eliza Gardner on 6 January 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 2, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 12 June 1949, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Willard Cushing Burton
Mary Jane Eliza Gardner
Marriage: 6 January 1881
Willard Gardner Burton
Carl Cushing Burton
Arthur Taylor Burton
Earl Gardner Burton
Hazel Gardner Burton
Alma Gardner Burton
May Burton
Mabel Gardner Burton

Sources (74)

  • Willard Cushing Burton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Grandpa Burton's 91st birthday, Salt Lake Tribune 1947-11-30 Page 29 |
  • Willard Cushing Burton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a placename that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

French (northeastern): regional variant of Berton .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Letter dated May 29, 1942 from Willard Cushing Burton to Lucy Agnes McBride Taylor

1288 Crystal Avenue Salt Lake City, Utah May 29, 1942 Mrs. Frank R. Taylor 506 South McDonald Street Mesa, Arizona Dear Sister, I made some effort to try and think of some of the items you ask for …

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