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Harriett Evelyn BURNS

Bentonville City Cemetery
Benton County,

July 26, 1839 - August 29, 1929
Same stone with JH

Benton County Herald
Thursday, August 29, 1929

BURNS, Harriett Evelyn CAMPBELL - Mrs. Harriett Burns, aged 90, died at her home here shortly after 4 o'clock this morning following a stroke of paralysis of Tuesday afternoon after which she had never regained consciousness. She had been critically ill several days but was sitting up by the window and apparently feeling much better when she suffered the paralytic stroke. Mrs. Burns was a native of Kentucky but had lived in or near Bentonville since girlhood. She is survived by an adopted son, Sid Campbell Burns, and a number of nephews and nieces, including Mrs. Bob Cook and her brothers, Bob, Will and Joe Rife of near Bentonville. Funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow {Friday} afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Benton County Herald
Thursday, September 5, 1929

As she sat by her favorite window at her home here at Thirteenth and West E Streets and talked to her nurse of the Old South and of the Baptist Church, the two institutions of this world she loved the best of all, Mrs. Harriett E. Burns, who recently had celebrated her ninetieth birthday, was stricken with paralysis about 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, August 27th, 1929 and never again regained consciousness, her death occurring shortly after 4 o'clock Thursday morning, August 29th at the age of 90 years, one month and three days. For a week or more before stricken with paralysis she had been seriously ill but able to sit up a part of the time. Until then Mrs. Burns had been remarkable for her continued good health and wonderful energy, insisting always, since her husband's death many years ago, upon living alone and doing her own work. Mrs. Burns, who before her marriage was Miss Harriett Evelyn Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Campbell, Kentucky pioneers, was born near Adairville, Logan Co., Ky. July 26th, 1839. In 1871 she came to Benton County, Arkansas with her parents, the family settling several miles southwest of Bentonville near what is now Highway No. 12. In 1877 she was married to John H. Burns of Bentonville, a veteran of the Confederate Army in the War Between the States. Mr. Burns, who was a merchant here for many years, died March 1st, 1902. The Burns family also had come to Arkansas from Kentucky at the same time as the Campbell and other pioneer families of this section. The two families also had been friends and neighbors back in Kentucky. To Mr. and Mrs. Burns was born one child which died in infancy. Later they adopted as their son a grand-nephew of Mrs. Burns, Sidney Campbell Burns, who now for a number of years has lived in Dallas, Texas and who, with his wife, was called here by Mrs. Burns' death. She was converted in early life, joining the Baptist church of which she remained to the end a devoted member, but for a number of years past was unable to attend church services on account of the infirmities of advancing age. Although Mrs. Burns was not a charter member of the Bentonville Baptist Church she became a member when moving to Bentonville within a year after its organization and she and Mrs. A.F. Keith, who died here recently, are credited with securing from Baptists and others throughout Benton County a great part of the money used in constructing the present Bentonville Baptist Church building. And in those days this could be done only through slowly covering the county and adjoining sections with horse and buggy or horseback. Besides her adopted son and his son Mrs. Burns is survived by several nephews and nieces, including Bob, Joe and Will Rife of Bentonville; Jake Rife of Oklahoma City; Mrs. R.O. Cook of Bentonville and Mrs. H.R. Fisher of Amarillo, Texas. There are also nephews and nieces living in Kentucky and a number of great-nephews and great-nieces and other relatives living in this section. An own daughter could not have been more thoughtful of the welfare of Mrs. Burns, nor looked more carefully after her every need in health and sickness, than did her niece, Mrs. R.O. Cook of Bentonville who was at her bedside when the end came just as she had been with her almost constantly from the time she was stricken. Funeral services for Mrs. Burns, conducted by the Rev. J.D. Allen, pastor of the Bentonville Baptist Church, and attended by many relatives, neighbors and other friends, were held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, August 30th, at her home where she had lived since soon after her marriage, and she was laid to rest beside her husband in the Bentonville cemetery.

Benton County Record & Democrat & Sun
Thursday, August 29, 1929

Mrs. Harriett Burns, widow of the late John H. Burns, pioneer Bentonville merchant, passed away at her home on School Street this morning at the age of 90 years after an illness of ten days. Funeral services will be held from the home Friday afternoon at three o'clock. Her pastor, Rev. J.D. Allen, conducting the services. Mrs. Hattie Campbell Burns was born in Logan county, Kentucky July 26, 1839. She came to Benton county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell in 1812{?} who located on a farm in the Morning Star neighborhood. In 1877 she was married to John H. Burns who was engaged in the grocery business for many years. Mr. Burns was an old Confederate soldier who died in 1902. She is survived by an adopted son, Sidney Campbell Burns of Paris, and a number of relatives. Mrs. Burns was a woman with a remarkable constitution. She lived alone and did all her own work, even to mowing the lawn. She had occupied the home in which she died for over fifty years.

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