Biography of Charles Burnett


Burnett, Charles, Tonawanda, son of Charles and Bertha Burnett, was born in Germany on the 1st of September, 1850, and in 1853 came with his parents to this country settling in Tonawanda. His father died in 1864. Mr. Burnett received a public school education, and was successively connected with the box factory of Peter Cook for four years, with the shingle mill of J. A. Bliss for two years, with the sawmill of E. B. Williams for several years, and with the planing mill of A. Weston & Son for a time. Later he was associated with Slocum & De Graff, wholesale lumber dealers, and again with A. Weston & Son until 1894, when he became chief of the fire department of Tonawanda village. In 1876 he married Barbara Smith, who died in 1882. In September, 1883, he married Mary C. Summers. He has three children: Sadie, Eva and Hazel.

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