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Charles Gillette Burton

   Very little has been discovered about Charles beyond basic vital statistics.   He was born in 1857 and first arrived in Peru in 1906 when he became manager of the Peru Electrical Company.   By 1910 he was a widower living with his twenty-eight-year-old son, his sixteen-year-old daughter, and his eighty-one-year-old mother.   On January 30, 1917 Charles was elected to the Board of Directors at the meeting of Miami County American Red Cross.  He did not serve long though, because in 1918 he relocated and went to work as a manager of an electrical company in Trenton, New Jersey.  At age 73, in 1930, Charles moved back to Peru.  He became a member of the Rotary Club, the Peru Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.   Then on September 20, 1935 Charles passed away.  He is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Charles Gillette Burton Grave

Researched, written and submitted by Mary Rohrer Dexter

Works Cited

“Charles Burton Is Dead At Peru.” Logansport Press, 22 Sept. 1935.

“Charles Gillette Burton (1857-1935) - Find A...” Find A Grave,

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 June 2017), Indiana > Miami > Peru Ward 4 > ED 131 > image 10 of 24; citing NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

 "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2015), New Jersey > Mercer > Trenton Ward 13 > ED 104 > image 10 of 40; citing NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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