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Robert Burton

In Burton, Korean War on June 29, 2009 at 12:52 pm


3rd cousin
Son of WIllard Burton
Korean War


Charles Washburn “Wash” Jaynes

In Burton, World War II on June 28, 2009 at 2:19 am


great uncle
US Marines
World War II

Edna Ruth’s husband, was in the Marines.

John Pleasant Burton

In American Revolutionary War, Burton on June 28, 2009 at 1:48 am


Born 1758 in Virginia
Died 1836
6th great grandfather
American Revolution

Private, Joyners Co., 9th VA Regiment. Married Susannah Stamper and was father of 13 children. Moved to Indiana in 1826.

Phillip W. Burton

In Burton, World War II on June 28, 2009 at 12:40 am

Burton, Phillip W FINAL

Born 1925
Died 1990
great uncle
World War II

Morris Burton

In Burton, Korean War on June 28, 2009 at 12:39 am

Burton, Morris

Born 1930
Died 1975
great uncle
Pfc. in US Army
Korean War

Milton Ross Burton

In Burton, World War II on June 28, 2009 at 12:36 am

Burton, Milton R - on wall FINAL
Burton, Milton R - good portrait

Born May 15, 1915
Died October 30, 2005
great uncle
Cpl. in US Army, 1940-1945
World War II

Joyce, “I asked him if he lost any buddies. His reply, ‘Well, we lost some, and they’re all your buddies.'”



May 15, 1915-Oct. 30, 2005

Milton R. Burton, 90, of Chino Valley, AZ, formerly of Mitchell, died Sunday at Kachina Point Health Care in Sedona, AZ.

Born May 15, 1915 in Orange County, he was the son of Samuel O. and Lena A. (Burton) Burton. He had been a resident of Arizona for many years, and was a retired barber.

While living in the Mitchell area, he opened the first riding stable at Spring Mill Park in 1946. He was a sportsman and had been a hunting guide in Colorado.

He was a U. S. Army veteran, and served in France and Germany during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Good Conduct Medal. An account of his war experiences appears in the book, SOUVENIRS III, by L. Joyce Mundy.

Milton married Shirley Graves in 1962, and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Anna Louise Burley of Chino Valley, AZ; two grandchildren, Connie Louise Hoover and Dale Ross DeWitt of Chicago, IL; two great grandchildren, Alexis and Ashton Hoover of Chicago, IL; one brother, Nelson E. Burton of New Concord, KY; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins; many of them residing in the Mitchell area.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Christine Mundy and Edna Ruth Jaynes; and two brothers, Philip W. and Morris Burton.

He was a faithful member of First Southern Baptist Church of Chino Valley. He was also a member of the Gideons, and participated in their prison ministries.

A memorial service will be held in the church later this week, with burial in Chino Valley. Arrangements are under the direction of Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Leonal Troy Burton

In Burton, World War II on June 28, 2009 at 12:24 am

Burton, Leonal Troy

Born November 11, 1923
Died January 23, 2003
Cpl. in US Army, 1943-February 4, 1946

Bucky Walters, “Leonal Troy Burton: U.S. Army WWII Pacific Cap. b) 11-9-1923 Baca County, CO. d) 1-28-2003 Age of 79 Buried Boise City Cemetery, OK. Graduated from High School the entered Army 1943 – discharged from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 2-4-1946. Rate: Cpl. shoulder patch in picture is 70th Division, brother says he was in the 322 nd infantry.”

Dallas Ford Burton

In Burton, Korean War, World War II on June 27, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Burton, Dallas Ford

Born June 23, 1925
Died March 17, 2001
Chief Petty Officer in US Navy
World War II, Korean War

Bucky Walters, “Dallas Ford Burton: U.S. Navy WWII & recalled into the Navy for the Korean War. He went into the Navy before finishing high school. b) 6-23-1925 d) 3-17-2001 Age 75 Buried: Boise City Cemetery, OK. Rating: Chief Petty Officer.”

Henry Burton Woolery^

In Burton, World War I on June 27, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Woolery, Burton FINAL

Born November 20, 1897
Died July 29, 1918
5th cousin
Sgt. in Indiana National Guard, 1917-1918
Died in World War I

Probably the best known WW I soldier of my family was Burton Woolery. He was a first cousin of my Grandmother Burton, and was a freshman student at IU when he joined the Army. The American Legion post in Bloomington is named for him because he was the first Monroe County soldier killed in WW I. He died on July 29, 1918. First buried in France, Burton Woolery was given a hero’s funeral when his body was returned to Bloomington in 1921.

Son of Henry A. and Laura Burton Woolery; born November 20, 1897, Bloomington, Indiana. Student. Enlisted in Battery F, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard, April 12, 1917, Bloomington. Assigned to Battery F, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Embarked October 18, 1917. Killed in action July 29, 1918, Beauvardes, near Esperance Farm. Buried in Grave 138, Section B, Plot 2, American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne, France. American Legion Post, Bloomington, Indiana, named in his honor. http://cwcfamily.org/wasltrs.htm He was a student at Indiana University and had enlisted when the war started. He was the first Bloomington soldier killed in the war, so the post is named for him.

Wallace Reed Burton

In Burton, World War I on June 27, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Burton, Wallace Reed - wGun FINALBurton, Wallace Reed - portrait

Born 1895
Died 1987-03-17
2nd great uncle
US Army
World War I

Joyce, “My grandmother’s favorite uncle, Reed Burton, served with the infantry in France, and was with the Army of Occupation in Germany following the war. He later became a farmer/rancher in Oklahoma, whom we saw many times over the years. Uncle Reed passed away in 1987 at age 92. He was born on a farm near Mitchell, Indiana, and died in Boise City, OK. The image is from boot camp.”