Surname: Burritt

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Biography of Horatio C. Burritt, M. D.

Horatio Charles Burritt, son of Walter H. Burritt, M. D., and Maria nee Schofield, was born at Smith’s Falls, County of Lanark, Ontario, September 2, 1840. His grandfather, Daniel Burritt, was the first settler at Burritt’s Rapids on the Rideau river, the place being, named from him. He was a United Empire Loyalist, born in Connecticut, and was the second settler on the river mentioned above. He was a magistrate and Colonel of Militia. The family are remotely related to Elihu Burritt, the “learned blacksmith,” who died in 1879. Dr. Walter H. Burritt was born in September, 1809, in Grenville, now Carleton County, Ontario; received his medical education at Fairfield, N. Y., graduating in 1835, and practiced for thirty-five years at Smith’s Falls, removing to Peterborough in 1870. On locating he intended to retire from professional business, but found himself uncomfortable in having nothing to do, and is doing just enough to furnish healthy exercise. Our subject was educated at Smith’s Falls Grammar School, Bishop’s College, Lennoxville, Province of Quebec, and McGill University, Montreal, receiving the degree of M.D.C.M., May 3, 1863. Dr. Burritt practiced a few months with his father at Smith’s Falls; spent the winter of 1863-64 as Acting Assistant Surgeon at Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C.; in 1865 located at Morrisburg, County of Dundas, Ontario; practiced there until 1868, and then settled in Peterborough though his...

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