CHARLES G. BURTON
JUDGE C. G. BURTON FUNERAL TOMORROW
Services to Be Held at the Christian
Church at 2 O'Clock--Masonic
Services at Deepwood
The news of the death of Judge C. G. Burton, which was received
yesterday afternoon by Judge O. H. Hoss, was a distinct shock to the
many friends of Judge Burton in this city.
Death occurred in Kansas City in the home of his niece, Mrs. A.
C. Stowell, Jr., Chatham Hotel, whom he and Mrs. Burton had been
visiting, arriving there from their home, Portland, Oregon, three weeks
Their daughter, Mrs. Ralph Coan, of Portland, has been in Kansas
city since Saturday.
The message to Judge Hoss did not state the nature or duration
of Judge Burton's illness.
The body, accompanied by Mrs. Burton and daughter, Mrs. Ralph
Coan, niece, Mrs. A. C. Stowell, and Mr. Stowell, and Mrs. Prudence
Morrison, will arrive at 12:10 o'clock tomorrow from Kansas City.
The body will be taken directly to the Christian church where it
will lie in state until the hour of the funeral, 2 p.m. A Masonic guard
of honor will be stationed at the church.
Rev. J. A. Stout will conduct the funeral and the service will
be concluded at Deepwood with the Masonic burial service.
Honorary pallbearers will be Judge B. G. Thurman, Col. H. C.
Moore, Dr. E. A. Dulin, J. B. Robinson, M. T. January and Charles A.
Active pallbearers will be selected from the Masonic order.
The American Legion will act also as an honorary escort and will
fire a salute at the grave.
Mrs. Burton and party will be the guests of Judge O. H. Hoss and
Judge Burton was a native of Ohio, born in Cleveland, April 4,
1846, and was therefore nearly four score years old.
He enlisted at the age of nineteen, and before he had finished
his studies in the public schools, in the Nineteenth Ohio Infantry, and
entered the Union army, taking part in the battle of Pittsburg Landing
and skirmishes before Corinth. After returning from the war he
continued his studies, deciding upon the law as his profession. He was
admitted to the Ohio bar in 1867 and served a short time as clerk of the
court of common pleas, but in 1868 went to Virgil City, Mo., and there,
except for a short time spent in Kansas, practiced his profession three
In 1871 he settled in Nevada, and the following year was elected
circuit attorney and filled the position until that office was
abolished. In the legislature of 1879 he had the unanimous support of
the republican members for United States senator, but Missouri having a
large democratic majority he failed of an election.
In 1880 he was elected judge of the twenty-fifth judicial
circuit and served six years.
In 1894 Judge Burton was elected congressman, his majority of
2,500 votes in a largely democratic district attested to his personal
He was for many years vice president of the Thornton Bank, one
of this section's oldest and strongest financial institutions.
Judge Burton was united in marriage January 1, 1874, to Miss
Alice A. Rogers of Clinton, who survives him. Three children were born
to them, a son who died in infancy and a daughter who passed away at the
age of five years. One daughter, Mrs. Ralph Coan, of Portland, Oregon,
also survives him.
In 1907 judge Burton received the appointment from President
Roosevelt of internal revenue collector at Kansas City, the appointment
coming without solicitation and to the Judge's great surprise.
Judge and Mrs. Burton then moved to Kansas City and remained
there until 1913 when they moved to Portland, Oregon, where their
daughter resided, but still called Nevada home.
Judge Burton was a man of forceful and magnetic personality, a
brilliant and eloquent orator, ranking with the most able in the halls
of congress. He possessed a keen mentality and was a clear and logical
thinker, with a comprehensive grasp of the affairs of state and nation
and stood high in the national councils of his party. He numbered among
his personal friends both President McKinley and President Harding. As
an after dinner speaker and raconteur he was most happy, his fame
extending all over the country.
He served as commander-in-chief of the G. A. R. a number of
years ago. He was a member of the Mystic Shrine Ararat Temple of Kansas
City, but retained his membership in the Osage Lodge No. 303 A. F. and
A. M. Nevada, Royal Arch Chapter No. 56, and O'Sullivan Commandery No.
15 in Nevada. He was a charter member of the Elks Lodge of this city
and its first exalted ruler.
The Nevada Daily Mail and Evening Post,
February 25, 1926.