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Burroughs - Hiram Little

Source: Crawfordsville Journal 22 Oct 1925

Hiram Little Burroughs, prominent civil war veteran and an honored member of the IOOF Lodge died at his home, 607 North Illinois street, Wednesday morning at 11:25 o’clock.  Acute indigestion and the added effects of a stroke of paralysis caused the veteran’s death.  

Deceased was born in Perry County, Ohio October 19, 1840, the son of Joseph and Jane Everett Burroughs.  In early life he was a blacksmith.  

On June 19, 1862, he was married to Ann Grisby at Oakfield, Ohio and eight children were born to them.  Mrs. Burroughs died in 1908 and on August 10, 1909, he was married to Sarah Tamy at Rockport, Mo.  

Mr. Burroughs came to Indiana in 1864 following the civil war.  He had enlisted in the 160th Ohio Infantry on May 1, 1862, serving with credit until the expiration of his term of service.

Mr. McPherson (sic – Burroughs) became a member of McPherson Post GAR after coming to Crawfordsville in 1866.  He began work in this city with the firm of Lyle & Smith, foundrymen and machinists, working for this firm and their successors until 1917 when defective vision forced him to retire.

Mr. Burroughs was prominent in the IOOF Lodge, serving as trustee of the local lodge for many years.  He was elected Chief Patriarch of the order on July 7, 1885 and was chosen representative to the grand encampment in Indiana in November of that year.  He was again elected chief patriarch and representative to the grand encampment in 1895.  He received the Rebekah degree in Martha Washington Rebekah Lodge in 1882.

He was the last member of a large family.  He is survived by the following children: Mrs. William Shipp of Indianapolis; Mrs. Charles Weiser of Milwaukee, Wis; Mrs. George McClelland of Fon Du Lac, Wis; William Burroughs of this city; Charles Burroughs of Saginaw, Mich and Frank Burroughs and Mrs. CE Weliver of this city; Mrs. Frank Thayer, a daughter died in Indianapolis on March 9, 1907.  
Funeral services will be held from the home at 607 North Illinois Street at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon. - kbz

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