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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. S. J. Burns

Burns, Mrs. S. J. (Etta) (See Duncan)—Etta Hitchcock born December 14, 1860 at Park Hill, Cherokee Nation. Educated at home.

She married December 30, 1880 Samuel James Burns born March 15, 1851 in Lindsey, Canada.

Samuel J. and Etta Burnis have one daughter, Lily Dimple Burns, born September 30, 1881. She graduated from Worchester Academy, Vinita on May 20, 1898. Married Marshall Crutchfield Stevens, born December 1, 1879.

Samuel J. and Etta Burns located in Vinita in 1884 and opened a mercantile establishment which is still in existence.

Mrs. Burns, whose Cherokee name is Si-hs-shi, affiliated with the Methodist church, the Delphians and Premier Worth While clubs and is a charter member of the Eastern Star Chapter and Past Matron of the same, a member of the White Shrine and Daughters of the American Revolutions. She was President of the local cemetery association at the time it was named Fairview.

Etta H. Burns is the daughter of Isaac Brown Hitchcock, born, February 28, 1825 at Dwight Missions, Arkansas Cherokee Nation. He married February 8, 1857 Elizabeth Ann Duncan, born July 10, 1833. She graduated from Female Seminary in February 1856. She died October 4, 1886 and he died January 16, 1911. They were the parents of Timothy Browns, born May 19, 1858, Etta Smith and Irenaeus Duncan Hitchcock, born September 6, 1864 in Tabor, Iowa.

Jacob Hitchcock, the grandfather of Mrs. Burns arrived at Dwight, Site as a missionary in July 1820 and helped to construct the Mission.

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