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Edwin William Britton
Birth: Oct. 24, 1884
Cranston
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1908
Eureka
Greenwood County
Kansas, USA

An Orphan Train Rider
1898

Edwin Britton was born Edward William Britton, son of John W. and Essie (Harbinson) Britton. After the death of his mother, his father surrendered Edwin and his two brothers to the Children's Aid Society. They rode an Orphan Train to Eureka Kansas in July of 1898. The brothers were raised in separate homes. Edwin was taken in by Sam W. McGuire. Edwin came down with Tuberculosis in 1905. He went to Colorado to try and regain his health. He arrived back in Eureka, KS on 13 February 1908, visited with his brothers and passed away the next day. His grave was unmarked until a group of local citizens purchased his stone in 1996.

Note: bio info provided by National Orphan Train Complex (#48806273) 
 
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 Parents:
  John W Britton (____ - 1922)
 
 Siblings:
  Fredrick Harbinson Britton (1883 - 1965)*
  Edwin William Britton (1884 - 1908)
  Paul Wood Britton (1887 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Reece Cemetery
Reece
Greenwood County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: Feb 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85763457
Edwin William Britton
Added by: Judy Mayfield
 
Edwin William Britton
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