John A Burnside
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/8/2010 at 18:12:45
The late John A Burnside, father of Arthur M Burnside of Boone, was for a number of years a resident of this state, although he spent his youth and earlier life in Ohio and also closed his career in that state. He was born in Muskingum county, Ohio December 1845, and was a son of Christopher and Ann J (Miller) Burnside, both of Scotch extraction, although they were natives of the north of Ireland, whence they came as young people to America. Their marriage took place in Zanesville, Ohio. Christopher Burnside followed agricultural pursuits and both parents resided there until their demise.
John A Burnside was the eldest of three sons and one daughter, all of whom are deceased. He was reared and educated in Muskingum county and after marrying there went in 1869 to Ames, Iowa. Two years later he removed to Mills county, which was his home for four years. He then returned to Ohio, which state remained his residence until he passed away on September 14, 1883, near Adamsville, Muskingum county. In 1885 Mrs Burnside returned to Iowa, locating on a farm near Ogden, which was her home until 1898. When her son, A M Burnside, was elected auditor of Boone county she removed to Boone and has since made her home with him.
In March, 1869, John A Burnside married Miss Margaret P Smyth, who as born near Zanesville, Ohio, a daughter of George and Mary (Lee) Smyth, the former of Scotch-Irish extraction, born in the north of Ireland. Mrs Smyth was of the same stock, but a native of Pennsylvania. Both parents died in Ohio. In their family were eleven children of whom two daughters besides Mrs Burnside are now living: Mr and Mrs Burnside were the parents of one son and three daughters: Arthur M who is mentioned elsewhere in this work, Mrs J J McGregor of South Dakota, who has two children, John Lowell and Margaret M, Mrs E E Beatty who resides near Grand Junction, Iowa and has one son, Homer Burnside, and Mrs Webb Patterson of West Boone, who is the mother of one daughter, Mary Priscilla.
John A Burnside always gave his allegiance to the republican party. He served as a member of the Home Guards and held various offices in the localities in which he resided. His religious faith was that of the Presbyterian church, and he always attended its services. Mrs Burnside is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Boone and interests in ties work. She belongs to the Hawthorne Club and the women’s Christina Temperance Union. She is one of the best belied women of Boone, in the moral, intellectual and religious progress of which city she ahs taken a helpful interest.
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