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George W. Burnett

GEORGE W. BURNETT,  proprietor of livery stables, was born in Brookfield, Ohio, November 14, 1843, and is a son of David C. and Rhoda (French) Burnett, the former a native of Trumbull County, Ohio, and the latter of Georgia. They were married in Texas, and afterward settled in Brookfield, Ohio, where David C. engaged in the manufacture of machinery, engines, stoves, etc., which he followed up to his death in 1869. His wife having died September 24, 1854, he married again, and reared four children by his second marriage. By his first marriage be reared five sons and four daughters, all of whom are living except one son, who died while serving in the late war. George W. grew up in Brookfield, and in January, 1862, enlisted in the Third Ohio Independent Battery, raised at Canton, Ohio, and served till the close of the war. Before the war he learned the engineer’ s trade, and at its close resumed that business. In the fall of 1871 he came to Sharon and ran the locomotive engine for the Stewart Iron Co. about ten years. Shortly before quitting this position he bought an interest in a livery stable, which business he has since followed, locating in his present stand in 1881. Mr. Burnett was married May 9, 1866, to Felicia E., daughter of James and Mary J. Cope, of Youngstown, Ohio, and natives of England. One son, David C., is the fruit of this marriage. In politics he is a Republican, is a member of the Masonic fraternity, K. of P., K. of L. and G. A. R. societies.

Source: History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1712

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