Lewis M. Burns

Lewis M. Burns

Male 1904 - 1911  (6 years)

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  • Name Lewis M. Burns 
    Born 21 Nov 1904  Richland Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Aug 1911 
    Age 6 years 
    Person ID I32554  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors Mattison Acy Burns
              b. 28 Dec 1866, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 31 Aug 1939, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Adeline Estelle North
              b. Jul 1879, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Dec 1959  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Wednesday, December 29, 1897 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - Burns - North - In this village, December 21 1897, by Rev. C. H Guiles, Mattison A. Burns and Miss Addie E. North, both of Pulaski.
    Family ID F8048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, August 30, 1911 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Boy Dragged To Death - Was Riding on Back of Cow Which Became Frightened and Ran Away - Falling from the back of a cow to which he had been tied by his playmates, Lewis Burns, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Burns, was dragged by the frightened animal around a field until he was dead, according to word which reached Utica from Pulaski. Lewis, with his two sisters, 8 and 10 years old, went out to the pasture to take turns riding on the back of the cow that long had been a pet of the family. It was a sport the youngsters had enjoyed. The cow was gentle and had never tried to throw or harm the children while they were driving it around the field. Laughing merrily, Lewis started off on the ride that was to end his life in a shocking manner. He had not gone far when the rope which apparently had not been tied securely began to slip, the boy tried to ag to the cow's back, but his hands slipped over its hide and he fell. This frightened the cow. It dashed off on a wild circuit of the pasture, carrying the little victim along the ground. Terrorized by the scene, the child's sisters dashed to the house for aid and several members of the family rushed back. Though exhausted by its long run, the cow still led the rescuers in a fast chase. It was finally stopped and the boy cut loose. Hs skull was fractured and right arm and jaw broken. He was dead when picked up.