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Smith Cemetery ~ Drucilla M. Burns ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Burns, Drucilla M.
MAIDEN NAME: Johnston AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 16 July 1848 DIED: 19 Mar 1933 BURIED: 22 Mar 1933 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Illinois
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon
Name of father Josiah Johnston
Name of mother Nancy Solomon Johnston Brouse
[Parents are buried in Fir Crest Cemetery]
MARRIAGE - William E. Burns & Drucilla Johnson md 4 Oct 1866  at home of J.J. Johnston; W.C. Whitson, Co J. Wit: S. Fentirn & M.E. Townsend.
1880 OR CENSUS - Drucilla Burns (32y, b IL), enumerated with husband William E. (35y, b IL, occupation farmer), and 3 children, William J. (12y, b OR), Bertie J. (dau, 8y, b OR) and Addie F. (6y, b OR); also with family was Charles Stafford (25y, b VA, occupation farm laborer)
OSBH DC (Multnomah County 1933) #86 - Drucilla M. Burns, female, widowed (W. E. Burns); b. 16 Jul 1848 in Illinois, d. 19 Mar 1933 in Portland, Oregon (226 Knott St) at the age of 84 yrs 8 mos 3 days, name of father J. J. Johnston (b. Kentucky), maiden name of mother Solomon (b. Kentucky); bur Smith cem; informant Mrs. Ada D. Alexander of 226 Knott St., Portland.
Mrs. Lucille [sic; Drucilla] Burns, 85-year-old Polk county pioneer, passed away Sunday, March 19, in Portland. Mrs. Burns was the widow of the late William E. Burns, and had spent the greater part of her life in Polk county.
She was born in Illinois on July 16, 1848, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Johnson [sic; Johnston]. She came to Oregon in 1864 and on October 4, 1866, was married to Mr. Burns. The family resided north of Lewisville. Mr. Burns passed away in 1917, and her son W. J. Burns died in 1929. Shortly following that time she went to Portland to live. Mrs. Burns is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A. A. Lindeman of Lewisville and Mrs. Ada Alexander of Portland, and a twin sister Mrs. Nancy Wilson of Reno, Nevada. 
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Henkle & Thomas chapel with Rev J.L. Burns of Monmouth officiating. Burial was in the Smith cemetery near Lewisville.
Itemizer Observer (Thursday) 23 Mar 23, 1933, 1:5
Drucilla M.
[shares marker with William E. Burns]
OSBH DC (Multnomah County 1933) #86
Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, 1849-1879, page 36
1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Bridgeport, ED 106, FA#309)
IO 23 Mar 1933, 1:5
ROW: 37-3  

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