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Catherine Anne Menton Burns 1874-1953


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/14/2011 at 22:32:08

Mrs. Burns Dies; Rites to Be Thursday
Mrs. Catherine Anne Burns, 79, died at 7 a.m. today at Holy Family hospital.

Mrs. Burns was born June 26 [?], 1874, near Bloomington, Ill. in a family of 10 children, all of her brothers and sisters having preceded her in death. Her maiden name was Catherine Anne Menton.

She received her education in an elementary school near Bloomington. In 1893, she married James B. Burns of Pontiac, Ill., and they continued to live on a farm near Pontiac until 1913 when the family moved to Ruthven. They lived at Ruthven for three years before moving to Estherville in the spring of 1916. Eleven children were born to this union.

Mrs. Burns was a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic church and of St. Patrick’s parish since 1916. She was an active member of the Altar and Rosary society and the Catholic Daughters of America until February, 1946, when she became an invalid.

Preceding her in death are her husband and a daughter, Margaret.

Four daughters and six sons survive her death.

They are James D. Burns of Algona, Mrs. Joe Origer of Estherville, Bernard , Edwin and Clyde Burns, all of Estherville, Mrs. Ralph Callahan of Battle Creek, Mich., Mrs. Ben Amelsberg of Fairmont, Minn. Also surviving are 27 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from St. Patrick’s parish at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Sternborg funeral home. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, November 3, 1953)


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