BURNS, Judson D. 1848-1915
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Date: 9/28/2016 at 14:30:09
Dr. Judson D. Burns Answers The Last Call
Pioneer Physician of Grundy Center Passed Away at His Home Here Monday Noon
Funeral Service Friday at 2:00
Will Be Held From the Late Home and Services in Charge of the Knights of Pythias
Dr. J. D. Burns, a pioneer physician of Grundy Center, having practiced here nearly 37 years, passed away Monday noon after an illness of only a week, his death being due to pneumonia. Dr. Burns had been one of the well known residents of the community and his death closes an interesting career.
The funeral service will be held from the house tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, the remains being held for the arrival of his daughter from Colorado. The services will be in charge of the Knights of Pythias, of which order Dr. Burns was a charter member and a past chancellor. The obituary is given below.
Judson D. Burns was born in Ashland county, Ohio, Feb. 5, 1848. When a child of two years he went with his parents to Richland county, Ohio, he then went to Huron county, where he remained until twenty years of age. In 1866 he entered the southwestern Normal school, at Lebanon, Ohio, and in 1868 was graduated from that institution in the Scientific course. He began reading medicine with Dr. D. M. Keith and in September, 1868 he entered Eclectic College of Cincinnati from which he graduated Feb. 8, 1870.
On the 2nd of March 1870 was celebrated the marriage to Dr. Burns and Miss Mary Ann, daughter of David Mills, a farmer and stockraiser of Winnebago, Ill. The lady was born and reared in Cayuga county, N.Y. To this union four children were born, a son who died in infancy, Miss Edith who died in 1899, Mrs. G. E. Murphy, of Montrose, Colo. and Mrs. W. J. Scott of this city. He then located in Lincoln, Nebr., where he practiced for eighteen months, during which time he served as county physician of Lancaster county, he then went to Rockford, Ill., where he practiced until March 8, 1878, during that time he served as coroner for two years and held the inquest over thirteen people who were killed by the fall of the Court house at that place in 1877. In April 1878 he located in Grundy Center, where he has since engaged in practice. From 1885 to 1891 he served as coroner for Grundy county and in 1891 was Mayor of Grundy Center. For five years the doctor engaged in medical practice according to the Eclectic School, but in 1889 he was graduated from the Homeopathic College of Chicago, Ill., and has since practiced according to its teaching. The Doctor was a member of the board of pension examiners in Grundy county from 1889 to 1891 and has been a member of the board of education in Grundy Center, 1891-1894. He belonged to Wilson Post No. 71 G.A.R. He entered the service March 28, 1865, and became First Duty Sargent of Company B, One Hundred and Ninety-eighth, Ohio Infantry. Our subject was Past Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias. He belonged to the American School of Homeopathy and the Hahneman Medical Association of Iowa and has read many valuable and interesting papers before that society. He has made valuable contributions to Medical Journals. He was a close student of his profession and his skill and ability has gained him a high reputation in his locality.
His wife preceded him in death two years ago. Since that time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. W. J. Scott of this city. He was stricken with the dread disease pneumonia on Dec. 20 and passed away on Dec. 27 at the age of 67 years, 10 months and 22 days.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 December 1915, pg 1
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