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Burroughs-Cetti Family Papers


This collection consists of materials relating to George W. Burroughs and his wife, Hilda T. Cetti. George Burroughs was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on June 27, 1845. His father, George Burroughs, was a native of New Hampshire, and married Miss Lydia Russell, a native of Bradford, Massachusetts. He was a member of the 5th Mass. Infantry during the Civil War. He came to Fort Worth in July, 1883 and was secretary and treasurer of the W. A. Huffman Implement Company. He was appointed postmaster by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902 and served until 1906. After leaving the post office, he established an extensive general insurance business. He died on December 3, 1930.


The provenance is unknown.

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of one box of documents relating to his service in the Civil War and membership in Grand Army of the Republic. Another interesting document is an example of a passport issued in 1859 to Charles Lane. Folders 7 to 14 consists of recommendations for memberships in Red Cross Lodge, No. 14, Knights of Pythias, Fort Worth, Texas. These are arranged in chronological order.

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Last updated: June 9, 2014