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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of William Burnett

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois," by J. O. Cunningham, 1905


WILLIAM BURNETT, farmer, Urbana Township, was born in Yorkshire, England, May 28, 1846, the son of Thomas BURNETT of the same country.  Mr. Burnett came to America in 1853, and was educated in Urbana, Ill.  Here, in partnership with his brother Christopher, he purchased 160 acres of land on Section 21, Urbana Township.  In 1870, William took the south eighty acres, his brother retaining the north half.  Recent purchases have increased Mr. Burnett's real-estate interests to 160 acres, all in Urbana Township.  In his political views he is a Republican.  He has never married.  Mr. Burnett is an earnest member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the city of Urbana.

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