Name: James Washington BURNETT
Birth: 10 FEB 1876 in Graves Co., KY
Death: 14 JAN 1965 in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY
Burial: 17 JAN 1965 Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Paducah, McCracken Co., KY
Reference Number: 7
Jim Burnett was a farmer and raised hogs, chickens, and cattle as well as tobacco. He also helped to build the Kentucky Dam.
----Source: Paducah newspaper, Nov. 1955. Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Burnett, New Hope Rd., will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 26, with an open house at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Carl Osborne, on Clinton Rd. Friends and relatives are invited to call between the hours of two and five p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Burnett were married November 22, 1905, at Mrs. Burnett's home in Lowes by the Rev. Watts. They are the parents of seven children...They also have 18 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.. All of the children are expected to be home for Thanksgiving.
Grandma and Grandpa's house burned down about 1953 and they lost all of their possessions, including Grandma's wedding ring. They lived in their root cellar while friends and relatives built the new house. At their 50th. Anniversary party, the grandson of Rev. Watts conducted the renewal of their vows with a new wedding ring that Grandpa had bought for Grandma.
---Source: KY Death Index: Died at age 88, McCracken Co., KY; (He went to the hospital for the first time in his life for prostrate surgery and died of Post-operative shock), Certificate # 01211, Death vol. 65
---1910 McCracken Co., KY Census, Paducah, ED: 129. page 9A, HH 176-183, [Ancestry.com image 17 of 41]
Burnett, James W., 31, KY, KY, KY, farmer
Ora A., wife, 25, KY, TN, TN
James E., 2, KY, KY, KY
Marie A., 1, daut., KY, KY, KY
Rhoda J., mother, 64, KY, KY, KY
---1920 McCracken Co., KY, Paducah, ED: 155, page 2B, HH 49, [Ancestry.com image 10 of 49]
Burnett, James W., 43, KY, general farming
Ora, wife, 35, KY
James, son, 12, KY
Marie, daut., 11, KY
Mary, daut., 7, KY
Dorthy, daut., 4-11/12, KY
Milton, son, 2/12, KY
Jane, mother, 74, widow, KY
---1930 McCracken Co., KY Census, ED: 20, page 6A, HH 132 [Ancestry.com image 10 of 27]
Burnett, Jim, 54, marr. 25 yrs., KY, TN, TN, general farmer
Ora, wife, 45, marr. 2? yrs., KY, TN, TN
Mary., daut., 18, single, KY, KY, KY
Dorotha, daut., 15, single, KY, KY, KY
[can't read] Milton Ray, son, 10, single, KY, KY, KY
Ruth, daut., 8, single,KY, KY, KY
Catherine, daut., 6, single, KY, KY, KY
Smith, Robert, 30, KY, unk., unk., farm laborer
1. Photo of James W. Burnett taken in 1893.
2. Photo of James Washington and Ora Atwood Elliott Burnett on their 50th. Anniversary - 1955
3. Photo of James W. Burnett taken about 1905. It could be his wedding photo.
4. Photo of James and Ora's youngest children - James W. Burnett, Ora Atwood Elliott Burnett (in back). (Left to right) : Kathryn Anita, Milton Ray, Ruth Virginia.
5. Photo of the Little Union School in Lone Oak, Ky, probably taken around 1921. Dorothy Burnett Johns said it was a one room school house with 1st. through 8th. grades. 1st Row (Front - Left to Right) ? Gifford, A. C. Nanny, J. C. Harris, ?, Melvin Walkman, Marshall Gorden, ? Gorden.
2nd. Row: ?, Dorothy Burnett, Louise Harris, Marjorie Harris, ?, ? Barbour, Eleanor McNeal, Johnny Barnett.
3rd. Row: Marjorie Hedden, Annie May Harris, Julie Lee, ?, Teacher Mary Bell Cross, Clara Walkman, Opel Harris, Opal Nunley.
4th. Row: Mary L. Burnett, Rachel Barbour, ?, Evelyn Walker, LaBanchie McNeal, Marie Burnett.
5th. Row: Bill Grogan, Edward Harris, Rudy Hester, Willard Nunley, James Elliott Burnett, ?.
6. Oldest children of James and Ora Burnett - 1915: (standing behind) James Elliott. (Front row, left to right) Marie Atwood, Dorothy Jane, Mary Lawrence.
7.Photographs and family history of Jim and Ora Burnett
8. James W. Burnett, 68 years old (1944) Taken while working at the Atomic Plant in Paducah, KY.
9. James' headstone at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Phillip Dean Egner.
Father: William Harrison BURNETT b: 20 FEB 1841 in Trigg Co., KY
Mother: Rhoda Jane GARNETT b: 23 SEP 1845 in Cadiz,Trigg Co., KY
Ora Atwood ELLIOTT b: 2 OCT 1884 in Lowes, Graves Co., KY
22 NOV 1905
in Lowes, Ballard Co., KY
- James Elliott BURNETT b: 27 NOV 1907 in Lovelaceville, Ballard Co., KY
- Marie Atwood BURNETT b: 3 NOV 1909 in Lone Oak, McCracken Co., KY
- Mary Lawrence BURNETT b: 6 APR 1912 in Lone Oak,McCraken Co., KY
- Dorothy Jane BURNETT b: 7 FEB 1915 in Lone Oak, McCracken Co., Ky
- Milton Ray BURNETT b: 20 OCT 1919 in Paducah,McCraken Co., KY
- Ruth Virginia BURNETT b: 17 MAR 1922 in Palestine, W. Paducah, McCraken Co., KY
- Kathryn Anita BURNETT b: 13 FEB 1924 in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY