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William John Burnett

Male 1869 - 1928  (58 years)


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  • Name William John Burnett 
    Born 9 Aug 1869  Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1880  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1900  Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1910  Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1920  Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He's a justice of the peace.
    Died 26 Jan 1928  Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pittston City Cemetery, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9919  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2018 

    Father Henry Burnett,   b. Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Thorne,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Bryden,   b. 18 Jan 1875, Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1959, Ransom Twp., Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Nov 1907 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F3311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Aug 1869 - Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1880 - USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 1928 - Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pittston City Cemetery, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • He was an alderman.

      William J. Burnett
      Two years later (1881) he was at work as breaker boy in the mines, with the Susquehanna Coal Company. By the time he had attained his majority he had
      likewise attained to a position of authority in the company, through regular promotions on the evidence of his never failing ability. Meanwhile he had saved his money, at the same time contributing to the support of the family, and felt encouraged to quit the mines for a course in business, at a commercial school in Wilkes-Barre. Upon completion of courses he found himself possessed of a good theoretical groundwork for a career at business, but lacking other opening accepted employment as time-keeper with the Simpson & Walkins Company, coal operators, of Carbondale. There he remained one year only, then returned to Nanticoke and engaged in the grocery business, at which he continued for two years. A Republican, loyal to the principles of the party, he had participated for several years past in Che activities of the party locally, and had attained to a strong influence in political matters. Toward the close of his second year in the grocery business he was elected burgess of the borough of Nanticoke. and that responsible office he filled most creditably to himself and party for a term of three years. Then, once more he engaged in business as grocer, again for two years, and was elected justice of the peace, which office he held until his death, his decisions having been upheld in all cases under question. In 1921 he opened an office to deal in insurance, as a parallel to his official duties, and carried all kinds of policies, representing seven companies of the highest and safest reputations. In 1926 he was appointed alderman from the Sixth Ward, and in this office as in that of justice of the peace, he functioned admirably. He had been a delegate to the Republican state convention. Aside from his business in insurance he maintained other interests, among which was membership on the board of directors of the Susquehanna Lumber Company. Fraternalb' active, he was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, and of the Owls. When the United States entered the World War he began at once to be of service to his country, and acted tirelessly on the boards and committees in charge of war work, as well as in the campaigns of the several Liberty Loans. Mr. Burnett was a communicant of the English Baptist Church, a deacon and trustee thereof. Toward charity he was ever sympathetically disposed, and gave generously of time and money to all worthy appeals. Of him it is said by those who know him personally that Mr. Burnett achieved a goodly position in life, through honorable means, the application of his talent, and industry; that his principles always were of the highest: that, when in a position to do so, he accomplished well for the benefit of the community at large, and of its component parts separately; and that he was therefore, a most valuable citizen of his community, State and Nation.

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