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James Ferguson Burns
Birth: Jan. 8, 1853
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 1917
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA

Wednesday, September 26, 1917

In the passing of JAMES FERGUSON BURNS, Colorado Springs has lost one of its best known citizens. In was in the earliest pioneer days, when hope and faith were his only assets, that Mr. Burns was prompted to become one of the trail blazers to the great gold camp. Fortune smiled upon him; yet friends were still friends as in the days of adversity. His charities were many, tho unpublished; and more than one will miss him as the man who was ever their friend in time of need.

His aggressive spirit and great success made him enemies; but with the passing of the years, the memory of the old days mellowed enmity into friendships. No greater evidence of the universal esteem in which he was held can be cited than the fact that he was known to the man of affluence and to the newsey on the street as "Jimmie Burns." His best friend never called him a "good fellow" he was a man.

The city mourns his loss and offers sincerest condolence to his bereaved family.

Colorado Springs Gazette, Wed 9-26-1917


Burns Funeral Held From Residence Today

The funeral of James F. Burns, who died early Sunday morning, will be held from the residence, 1315 Wood Avenue, this morning at 11 o'clock. The services will be conducted by Bishop Frank Hale Touret, assisted by the Rev. Chauncey H. Blodgett, pastor of the Grace Episcopal church.

The honorary pallbearers will be the following: Senator Charles H. Thomas, J. A. Hayes, Irving Howbert, A. G. Sharp, Dr. W. A. Campbell, Dr. B. P. Anderson, W. W. Price and Henry Russell Wary.

The active pallbearers, selected from his associates and family, will be the following: Ira Harris, Horance N. Hawkins, Thomas F. Daly, E. E. Nicholls, W. W. Parker, J. H. Parker Jr., Theodore W. Gauss, Edgar V. Ullrich, Otis G. Young, and John T. Hawkins.

Internment, which will be in the family vault in Evergreen Cemetery, will be private.

Out of respect to Mr. Burns, there will be no call on the Mining Stock exchange today according to an announcement made yesterday.

Colorado Springs Gazette, Wed 9-26-1917

Family links: 
  John H Burns (1803 - 1879)
  Ellen Ferguson McNellis Burns (1821 - 1875)
  Olivia Belle Parker Ady (1879 - 1958)*
  James Ferguson Burns (1902 - 1974)*
  Gladys Helen Olivia Burns Nicholson (1904 - 1996)*
  Wilson Parker Burns (1911 - 1996)*
  Ellen M Burns Downs (1842 - 1918)*
  Jane Burns (1842 - 1916)*
  James Ferguson Burns (1853 - 1917)
  Kate Burns (1855 - 1947)*
  Thomas Francis Burns (1862 - 1925)*
  Mary Ann Burns Peck (1867 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 58, Burns Family Mausoleum, 19 NE
GPS (lat/lon): 38.81574, -104.8001
Maintained by: Ron West
Originally Created by: AW
Record added: Oct 31, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16393124
James Ferguson Burns
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James Ferguson Burns
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James Ferguson Burns
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Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Jan. 7, 2014

- Glenda Barry
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