WILLARD, BURTON CULLON - Yell County, Arkansas | BURTON CULLON WILLARD - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Burton Cullon WILLARD

Salem Cemetery
Yell County,
Arkansas

September 28, 1869 - Michigan
July 20, 1926
Mason

Second of eight children to John and Susetta Willard. In 1875, his family moved to Washington County, New York where his parents had grown up. In 1878, the family moved to Kansas. In late 1880, the family moved to Arkansas arriving at Chula in late 1881. Burton lived in Chula until 1909 when he moved to Plainview, Arkansas.

During his time in Chula, Burton owned a store, farmed, and served as justice of the peace for a time. Besides regular crops Burton kept bees and had several acres planted in fruit orchards. Throughout his adult life, he was a professional photographer and traveled throughout the surrounding areas of Chula and Plainview to take photos. He was active in Republican politics in Yell County and served as the Plainview postmaster for the last several years of his life. He also operated a general merchandise store and a secondhand furniture store in Plainview. Finally, he helped establish the Plainview Church of Christ (then the Christian Church) and served as the church's first bookkeeper.

He died July 20, 1926 of a looped intestine in his home in Plainview after being sick for three months and spending time in a Little Rock hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Susetta, his first two wives Loucinda Killian Willard and Uda Swaim Willard, and a daughter Venice.

He was survived by his wife Oregon Smith Willard, sons Louie, Sherman, Clayton, and Sherrill and a daughter Neva.

(Info from Burton's great-grandson Jonathan)

Contributed on 4/8/10 by jwillard24
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Submitted: 4/8/10 • Approved: 8/22/19 • Last Updated: 8/25/19 • R307666-G0-S3

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