Burton, Amos Josiah (1869-1959)

Amos Josiah Burton was the manager of the A. J. Burton Saw Company. He lived at 1961 Comox Street in 1907.

 

Early Life

Amos Josiah Burton was born on February 17, 1869, in Margaree, Inverness, Nova Scotia. His parents were William Thomas Burton and Rhoda Ann Hart. (Amos was often called “A. J. Burton.”)

On April 25, 1890, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, he married Annie May Beal. She was born on March 27, 1866, in Sackville, New Brunswick. Her parents were George and Sarah Beal.

By 1900, Amos and Annie were living in Millstone Township in Elk Country, Pennsylvania. Amos was a mill filer.

 

To Vancouver

About 1903, the family came to Vancouver, where Amos started the A.J Burton Saw Company at the corner of Powell Street and McLean Drive.

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Burton Saw Company
Architect: Owner
Builder: Burton Saw Company
Legal Address: DL: 183 Block: 2 Sub: A Resub: Lot: 154
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-04-25
Street Number:
Street Name: Powell Street
Value: $1,500.00
Remarks: Factory building
Reference ID: VN-8164-8165-39

Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched April 20, 2019].

Burton Saw Works, Vancouver, The Kootenay Mail, (Revelstoke, British Columbia), December 17, 1904, page 28, columns 4-5; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xkootmail/items/1.0181333#p27z0r0f:

[For information on the later uses of this property, see “The Old Building That’s Now Home To Andina Brewing Company,” by Christine Hagemoen, Scout Vancouver, April 28, 2017; https://scoutmagazine.ca/2017/04/28/you-should-know-about-the-old-building-thats-now-home-to-andina-brewing-company/.]

In 1905, In 1905, Ewen Wainwright MacLean became president of the A.J. Burton Saw Company: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-m/maclean-ewen-wainwright-1863-1923/.

A J Burton Saw Co - Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory - 1908 - page 98

A J Burton Saw Co – Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory – 1908 – page 98.

From 1904 to 1911, the Vancouver directories showed the Burton family at a series of residences in Vancouver:

1904 and 1905 1056 Hornby Street
1906 1654 West 9th Avenue
1907 1961 Comox Street
1908 to 1911 1523 Comox Street
1912 “resident in Ottawa”

 

To Ottawa

By 1913, Amos was living in Ottawa, Ontario, at 257 Daly Avenue. The A.J. Burton Saw Company’s branch location in Ottawa was at 374 Sparks Street. Hurlburt Gordon Davis was the local sales manager.

 

To Oregon

About 1922, Amos and Annie moved to Eugene, Oregon, where Amos and his son, Fred, continued to supply services and supplies to the wood products industry.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, Oregon), August 26, 1930, page 2, columns 2-3.

Amos and Annie continued to live in Eugene through the 1940s and 1950s.

In 1940, they had their 50th wedding anniversary.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, Oregon), April 21, 1940, page 9, column 7.

They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 1955.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, Oregon), April 24, 1955, page 1, columns 6-7.

Annie died in Eugene on July 5, 1958. She was buried in Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, Oregon), July 5, 1958, page 8, column 1.

Amos died in Eugene on January 24, 1959. He was buried in Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, Oregon), January 25, 1959, page 4, column 7.

Amos and Annie had six children:

Harold A Burton (1891–1896)

Edith Livonia Burton (1892–1979)

Harry Raymond Burton (1896–1991)

Hawley Forrest Burton (1898–1981)

Frederick Marshall Burton (1906–1994)

Thelma Rhoda Velyda Burton (1908–2005)

 

Sources

Amos Josiah Burton

Amos Josiah Burton (1869–1959); Birth: 17 FEB 1869, Margaree, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada; Death: 24 JAN 1959, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, USA (ancestry.ca).

“Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMGM-BWK : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Amos Josiah Burton, 1869, Birth; citing p. 91, volume 1814, , Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2WW-YYM : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Amos Josiah Burton, 17 Feb 1869; citing Margaree, Inverness, Nova Scotia, 17 Feb 1869, reference item 3 p 91; FHL microfilm 1298809.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F26Q-W26 : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Amos Josiah Burton, 17 Feb 1869; citing Margaree, Inverness, Nova Scotia, 17 Feb 1869, reference ; FHL microfilm 1319554.

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4DZ-95M : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Amos Burton, North East Margaree, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 17, line 11; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10566, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2229154.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV6J-82Q : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Amos Burton in household of William Burton, North-East Margaree, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 26; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13165, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375801.

“Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHCX-ZVS : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Amos J Burton and Annie M Beal, 23 Apr 1890; citing reference 282; FHL microfilm 482898.

“Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHC2-ZQG : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Amos J. Burton and Annie M. Beal, 18 Apr 1890; citing reference 55; FHL microfilm 482909.

“Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N4SH-6Q6 : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Amos J. Burton and Annie M. Beal, 23 Apr 1890; citing 298, Chelsea, Massachusetts, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1415228.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3S6-F28 : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Amos J Burton, Milstone Township, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 4A, family 64, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241407.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MG8V : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Amos Josiah Burton, 1911; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940091.pdf.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 2 Vancouver City, page 23, family 229, lines 6-12, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63714&highlight=6&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Amos+Josiah+Barton.

Amos J. Burton and A.J. Burton Saw Company Ltd., Ottawa City Directory, 1913, page 262, https://archive.org/stream/ottawadirec191300midiuoft#page/262/mode/1up.

Gordon David, sales manager A.J. Burton Saw Co. Ltd., boards 575 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa City Directory, 1913, page 262, https://archive.org/stream/ottawadirec191300midiuoft#page/330/mode/1up.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XC9L-D7Y : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Amos J Burton, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0032, sheet 3B, family 75, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1946.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRR1-KFC : accessed 06 Sep 2014), H A Burton, Ward 3, Eugene, Eugene Election Precinct 1, Lane, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 20-42, sheet 4B, family 87, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3368.

“Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZ4S-V4K : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Amos J Burton, 24 Jan 1959; citing “Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008,” Ancestry.com; Lane, Oregon, certificate number 427, State Library, Salem.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 74278234, Amos Josiah Burton, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74278234; Birth: Feb. 17, 1869; Nova Scotia, Canada; Death:         Jan. 24, 1959; Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA.

Amos J. Burton, death notice, Eugene Register-Guard, Lane County, Oregon, January 26, 1959, page 6B (cited in Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 74278234, Amos Josiah Burton, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74278234).

Burton Saw and Supply, Company History, http://www.burtonsaw.com/company.html.

 

Annie May Beal (wife of Amos J. Burton)

Annie May Beal Burton (1866–1958); Birth: 27 MAR 1866, Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada; Death: 4 JUL 1958, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, USA (ancestry.ca).

“Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZ4S-V4L : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Annie M Burton, 04 Jul 1958; citing “Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008,” Ancestry.com; Lane, Oregon, certificate number 7962, State Library, Salem.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 74278242, Annie M Beal Burton, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74278242; Birth: Mar. 27, 1866, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada; Death: Jul. 4, 1958, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA.; Burial: Rest-Haven Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA.

Annie M. Burton, death notice, Eugene Register-Guard, Lane Country, Oregon, July 5, 1958, page 8, (cited in Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial#74278242, Annie M Beal Burton, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74278242.

Harry Raymond Burton (son of Amos Josiah Burton)

Harry Raymond Burton (1896–1991); Birth: 13 OCT 1896, Galeton, Pennsylvania; Death: 29 JUL 1991, Brewster, Massachusetts (ancestry.ca).

 

Mildred I Burke (wife of Harry Raymond Burton)

Mildred I Burke (1897–1992); Birth: 20 OCT 1897, Massachusetts; Death: 8 SEP 1992, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts (ancestry.ca).

 

Hawley Forrest Burton (son of Amos Josiah Burton)

Hawley Forrest Burton (1898–1981); Birth: 26 JUN 1898, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada; Death: 20 MAY 1981, Eugene, Lane, Oregon (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/27D5-MNC : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Hawley Forest Burton and Hilda Julia Fairbairn, 11 Feb 1922; citing registration 008234, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 002378793.

 

Hilda Fairburn (wife of Hawley Forrest Burton)

Hilda Fairburn (1895–1939); Birth: 11 FEB 1895, Ottawa, Canada; Death: 7 AUG 1939 (ancestry.ca).

 

Virginia Thorne Lincoln (wife of Hawley Forrest Burton)

Virginia Thorne Lincoln (1908–1991); Birth: 20 MAR 1908; Death: 10 DEC 1991 (ancestry.ca).

 

Velma Rupert Westerfield (wife of Hawley Forrest Burton)

Velma Rupert Westerfield (1889–1972); Birth: 7 JAN 1889, Lisbon, Iowa; Death: 29 JUN 1972 (ancestry.ca).

 

Margeurite Millhollen Martin (wife of Hawley Forrest Burton)

Margeurite Millhollen Martin (1908–1986); Birth: 16 DEC 1908; Death: 13 FEB 1986 (ancestry.ca).

 

Frederick Marshall Burton (son of Amos Josiah Burton)

Frederick Marshall Burton (1906–1994); Birth: 12 SEP 1906, Vancouver, British Columbia; Death: 1 FEB 1994, Eugene, Lane, Oregon (ancestry.ca).

 

Erma Laurel Parker (wife of Frederick Marshall Burton)

Erma Laurel Parker (1905–1981); Birth: 2 FEB 1905, Oregon; Death: 8 MAY 1981 (ancestry.ca).

 

Marilyn G Parker (wife of Frederick Marshall Burton)

Marilyn G Parker (1914–1994); Birth: 29 NOV 1914; Death: 1 FEB 1994 (ancestry.ca).

 

Thelma Rhoda Velyda Burton (daughter of Amos Josiah Burton)

Thelma Rhoda Velyda Burton (1908–2005); Birth: 2 APR 1908, Vancouver, British Columbia; Death: 10 NOV 2005, Eugene, Oregon (ancestry.ca).

 

Viron Alonzo Moore (husband of Thelma Rhoda Velyda Burton

Viron Alonzo Moore (1904–1992); Birth: 1 NOV 1904, Nebraska; Death: 7 JUL 1992,  Eugene, Lane, Oregon (ancestry.ca).

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