Burns, Margaret (Campbell) (July 14, 1846 - April 1, 1926)

Mrs. Patrick Burns Dies Suddenly

Douglas Budget - April 1, 1926

Mrs. Patrick Burns died at the Douglas hospital this afternoon following a stroke of paralysis at 10 o'clock in the morning. She was alone in her home when the stroke occurred and when Mr. Burns returned he was unable to gain an entrance, she having in falling fell against the door, it being necessary to break in another door. She never regained consciousness.

Mrs. Burns was one of the pioneer residents of this county. None stood higher in the affection of those who knew her. She was a good woman a good wife and a good neighbor. She is survived by her aged husband.

The funeral will probably be held Saturday afternoon at St. James church with burial in Douglas cemetery.

Funeral of Mrs. Burns Tuesday

Douglas Budget - April 8, 1926

The funeral of the late Mrs. Patrick Burns was held at St. James church at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Father Theodore officiating at the requiem high mass. The church was filled by the friends of the pioneer woman. Burial was in Douglas cemetery.

Margaret Campbell was born in County Westmeath, Ireland, July 14, 1846. She came to America with her parents in 1862, the family locating at Hoboken, N.J. She was married on February 16, 1870, to Patrick J. Burns. They located in Wilkesbarre, Pa., in 1878, coming to Wyoming in 1880. Their first home in this state was at Cheyenne. In 1891 they moved to Orin, Wyo., coming to Douglas ten years later.

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