Acton Memorial Library
Samuel R. Burroughs, a lifelong and respected citizen of West Acton, died at his home on Massachusetts avenue, some time during the early morning of Monday, November 13, at the age of 79 years 7 months and 18 days. He had retired as usual the night before and was found dead in his bed, when his daughter went to his room about 6.30 o'clock. Mr. Burroughs was a son of Zabine and Louisa Richardson Burroughs of West Acton and was born on what is called the Elisha Cutler farm, March 25, 1843. He was a soldier in the Civil War, having enlisted on September 24, 1861, in Company C., 26th Massachusetts Infantry and after serving three years, reenlisted on January 1, 1865. He fought in the battles of Lafouche [sic]¹, Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek, and for six months was engaged in the army mail service between Harper's Ferry and Cedar Creek. He was mustered out on August 26, 1865. On February 14, 1867 he married Miss Ella Hayward of West Acton and after living some years in Fitchburg and Waltham returned to make their home in West Acton. He was a member of Isaac Davis Post, G.A.R., The funeral services will be held at his late home on Thursday, November 16, at 2 P.M.
for Samuel Burroughs
The funeral services for Samuel R. Burroughs was held Thursday afternoon at the Baptist Church. Rev. Geo. L. Michelson of Salem officiated. Duet selections were sung by Mrs. Myrtle Smith and Mrs. Katherine Payson with Miss Evelyn Knowlton accompanist. The regular G.A.R. service was given by members of Isaac Davis Post. He leaves one daughter, Elizabeth here and one sister, Mrs. Woodward at Fitchburg. Burial was at the family lot at Mt. Hope cemetery.