Miss Birdie BURNETT, a beautiful young woman, aged 19, living about five miles from Hawesville, was horribly burned Saturday and died a short while after the accident. Miss Burnett was standing before the fireplace when her dress caught on fire from the grate.
Hopkinsville KENTUCKIAN March 1896


January 18, 1925
Bob Burnett Dies In California
Message Comes In Wire to Brother In Cadiz Tuesday Afternoon
Grew To Young Manhood In Cadiz But Lived In West For Forty Years
A wire received Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock by Mr. James E. Burnett from Los Angeles, California, announced the death of his brother, Mr. Robert A. Burnett, Jr. at a hospital in that city.
Death occurred early in the morning Tuesday, and the message was signed by William H. Harriman, superintendent of the hospital.
Mr. Burnett had been ill for months and his death was the result of a long illness from a complication of troubles.
Mr. Burnett was born in Cadiz the 17th of February 1859, and had he lived until the 17th of next month, would have been sixty six years of age.
He was the youngest of three sons of the late Col. R. A. Burnett, and grew to manhood in Cadiz.
After leaving Cadiz he spent a couple of years in Hopkinsville as a salesman for Lucien Jones, a prominent merchant of that city. He then went to Owensboro, where he resided for twelve or fourteen years, being connected with some of the leading business firms of that city.
Forty years ago he went West and had since resided in the West. He was at Cripple Creek, Colorado, for some years but later went to California.
He had been back home on a visit but once since going West. This was in 1912, when he spent some weeks here.
He was a member of some of the most prominent families of this section of the state, and many old friends back home will regret to hear of his death.
Burial was to take place in Los Angeles either yesterday or today.
Mr. James E. Burnett of this city is an only brother, while Mrs. J. Preston White, of Cadiz and Mrs. Harry M. Drifoos, of Nashville are half sisters.
Cadiz Record

             CHARLES W. BURNETT

             ELKTON, Ky. -- Charles William Burnett, 65,
             Allensville, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6,
             2000, at his home of natural causes.

             Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Latham
             Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Byars
             officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant
             Cemetery, Allensville. Visitation will be from 10
             a.m. until noon Tuesday.

             A native of Logan County, he was born Aug. 16,
             1934, the son of the late Esther and Sally Carneal
             Burnett. He was a farmer and a member of the Old
             Union Baptist Church, Russellville. Two sons,
             Charles Ray Burnett and Stephen Thomas Burnett,
             preceded him in death.

             Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Burnett;
             two sons, Frank and Esther Burnett, both of
             Allensville; two daughters, Rita Wooten,
             Russellville, Nicki Burnett, Allensville; a
             stepdaughter, Lisa Sears, Russellville; a brother,
             Carl Burnett, Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Mattie
             Fletcher, Louisville, Willa Davis, Chicago, and
             Margie Parrish, Evansville, Ind.; and five


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