W. A. Burnett

The great influx of settlers to western Kansas in 1879 brought among them the Burnett family who settled on Prairie Dog creek where Mr. Burnett built a store and began to do business. After a couple of years he concluded Oberlin would be a better place to do business and he moved his store to Oberlin. At this time he also homesteaded a quarter section of land one mile west of town where he lived up to two years ago when the family moved into Oberlin. Mr. Burnett was one of the first county commissioners and helped district the county. He was later elected treasurer and afterward register of deeds, both positions he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to the people. Since living in the city he has been connected with the Campbell, Dean and Wilbur store.

Back to Thirty-Year Supplement List

Back to Decatur County History   Back to Decatur County Home Page

2001-2003 Sharleen Wurm and   Ardie Grimes
This site was  established Oct 2001 by Sharleen Wurm and Ardie Grimes and is dedicated to free access to records, documents and photos of historical and genealogical value. Documents contained herein may be copied for personal, non-commercial use as long as this message remains on all copied material.   These records, documents and photos may not be reproduced, published or re-published for any reason, in any format,  including electronic (web pages or CD's) and print, without prior written consent of the contributors or copyright holders.

Last updated Friday, February 21, 2003