Mary Savannah Burton, eldest of seventeen children of John and Emmeline Burton was born in Shelby county, Indiana Aug 27, 1863 and passed away at her home in Sheldon, IL June 10, 1935, aged 72 years, 9 months and 13 days. She was married to Harley Todd of Willow, July 12, 1899. To this union was born one son, Harly Orin who with the husband and step-daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Sennett and 5 grandchildren; three brothers, Oscar Burton of Oblong, Il; Chas Burton of Rose Hill, Il; Cash Burton of Pittsburg, Pa; three sisters, Mrs. Zela Dohm of Newton, Mrs. Bertha Hart of Washington, D.C and Mrs. Laura Romack of Garden Grove, Calif and numberous relatives and a host of friends are left to mourn her departure. She was a loyal member of the Christian church since early in life and attended regularly as long as her health permitted. Brief services were held at the home in Sheldon Wednesday morning conducted by Rev. O.E. Richardson. The remains were taken to Chapel church near Falmouth, IL, the childhool home of the deceased, where a more extended service was conducgted by E.W. Worley of Sheldon with singing by Mr. & Mrs. Fred Reisnor with Mrs. Dickey of Falmouth at the piano. Interment was made in the family lot in the Chapel cemetery. (Obituary information used from the www.findagrave.com memorial.)
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHSD-PLW : 11 August 2016), Mary S Burton in household of John J Burton, Liberty, Shelby, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 210, sheet 317D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0310; FHL microfilm 1,254,310.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJCB-FTV : accessed 24 February 2017), Harley Todd, Butler, Vermilion, Illinois, United States; citing ED 140, sheet 3A, line 2, family 49, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 411; FHL microfilm 1,820,411.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSYL-D6K : accessed 24 February 2017), Harley Todd, Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 48, sheet 2A, line 6, family 32, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 520; FHL microfilm 2,340,255.