JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

Franklin Sylvester BURNETT, age 80, died of a
sudden stroke of heart failure at his home at 609 
Broadway at about 3:20 yesterday afternoon. Mr. Burnett, 
who would have been 80 on his next birthday, was born in 
Wahington D.C. He has been a resident of Mt. Vernon for 
about 50 years. Mr. Burnett was a veteran of the Civil War, 
having served in the Seventh Illinois during the great conflict. 
The services will be held at the First M.E. church, Saturday 
afternoon at 2:30. Rev. C.C. HALL will preach the sermon. 
The surviving children of Mr. Burnett are Charles Burnett, 
Mt. Vernon; Mrs. O.P. MILLER, Big Springs, Texas; Frank, John
and Ed Burnett of Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Nellie WHITE of Louisville, 
Ky. and Mrs Maggie COLE of St. Louis, Mo. He also leaves a wife 
and a number of grandchildren to mourn his loss. 

February 5, 1915 Mt. V Register
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
(no relation to any of above)  

 
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