Frances Helen Burroughs Lupton

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Frances Helen (George3, Rebecca2, John1) was the second child of George W. and Delilah Burroughs. She was born January 3, 1854, at Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind. She was educated in the schools of Lafayette. Early in life she became a member of the First Baptist church in her native city.

She was married October 18, 1876, to Othniel Lucre Lupton. Her husband was the eldest son of James Johnson and Martha Lane Lupton, and was born in Lafayette, June 10, 1849. He was a photographer by profession.

Soon after their marriage they moved to Greenville, Bond County, Ill., where they remained four years. They then moved to Paducah, Ky., but remained there but a short time. They were for brief periods located in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill.; Lafayette, Ind.; Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa. In September, 1882, they located in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, where they have since resided with the exception of two years -- 1896-7 -- spent at New London, Henry County, Iowa. Mr. Lupton died January 19, 1912.


Oscar Burroughs, b. Sept. 13, 1878, d. Sept. 13, 1878.

Hattie Burroughs, b. June 24, 1880, d. Feb. 27, 1889.

Hyatt Burroughs, b. Jan.10, 1883, d. Mar. 17, 1889.

Othniel Lucre Burroughs, b. June 16, 1885.

LaVerne Burroughs, b. May 2, 1888.

Edna Burroughs, b. May 2, 1892, d. Sept. 15, 1893.

Earl Burroughs, b. May 2, 1892, d. Mar. 17, 1897.

Kenneth Burroughs, b. Nov. 29, 1894.

To each of their children the name Burroughs was given as a middle name.

Hallie was a bright, winsome girl of nine years, and Hyatt a lovely boy of four years, when diphtheria entered their happy home and in less than three weeks bore away these two treasures from the household.

Othniel Lucre Burroughs Lupton

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Othniel L. B. Lupton (Frances Helen4, George3, Rebecca2, John1) was born at Burlington, Iowa, June 16, 1885. He was married July 28, 1909, to Miss Selma Frederickson Matson, a charming Burlington girl. She was the daughter of N. Christian and Ida Frederickson Matson, and was born November 5, 1888. Mr. Lupton was a popular clerk in a cigar store in his home city. In October, 1911, he removed to Sweetwater, Texas, where he is now (1913) in partnership with his brother-in-law in a cigar store and pool and billiard room.


Clayton LaVerne, b. Aug. 20, 1913.

La Vernne Burroughs Lupton

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La Vernne B. Lupton (Frances Helen4, George3, Rebecca2, John1) son of Frances Helen and Othniel Lucre Lupton, was born May 2, 1888, in Burlington, Iowa. He united with the Trinity Lutheran church, January 21, 1906, during the revival meetings conducted by Billy Sunday, the Evangelist. La Vernne is a skilled carver and letterer on marble and was employed in the largest monument works in the west until September, 1912, when he accepted a position with the marble works in Humboldt, Tenn., where he is at this time (1913).

Kenneth Burroughs Lupton

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Kenneth B. Lupton (Frances Helen4, George3, Rebecca2, John1) is the youngest of the children of Frances Helen and Othniel L. Lupton. He was born Nov. 29, 1894, in Burlington, Iowa. He graduated with honor from the Burlington Grammar School in 1910. He is an athletic boy, and football is his favorite sport. He is now in the employ of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific R. R. He is doing clerical work in the freight department at Burlington, Iowa, and resides with his mother.

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