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Charles Taylor Burns, member of the Muskogee bar, devoting his practice to civil law cases, was born in Smithville, Arkansas, August 20,1871, and is a son of John Henry and Elizabeth Frances (Thornburgh) Burns. The father devoted his life to merchandising and thus provided for the support of his family.
Charles T. Burns, having completed a public school education, afterward pursued a business course in the Central Business College at Sedalia, Missouri, and later entered upon preparation for his professional career as a law student in the University of Arkansas. On the completion of the course he was admitted to the bar, in 1899. He then located for practice in Black Rock, Arkansas, where he remained until 1912, when he came to Muskogee and here has followed his profession.
Mr. Burns was married on the 21st of October, 1903, to Miss Jennie McCreery of Kansas City, Missouri, and they have won for themselves an enviable position in social circles since coming to Muskogee. Fraternally Mr. Burns is a Mason and also belongs to the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen of America. Along strictly professional lines he is identified with the Muskogee and Oklahoma State Bar Associations.