The death of James Burns, which occurred February 16, 1925, was deeply regretted by all who knew him, for he was a sterling pioneer of Napa and Solano counties and was numbered among the substantial citizens of this locality. He was born in County Causeney, Ireland, in 1841, and received his education in the public schools of his native land. In his young manhood he came to the United States, locating first in Napa county, where he remained for a short time, and he then came to Solano county. He bought a tract on the Sulphur Springs road and there created a fine farm and a comfortable home, and here the children were born and reared. He subsequently disposed of that place and bought the present home farm of three hundred and sixty acres, on which he lived for half a century. Mr. Burns was one of the pioneers in his section of the county. and by his efforts and example was a factor in the development of this part of Solano county. His wife, who had borne the maiden name of Mary Leneha, came to this country in her girlhood. Her death occurred July 10, 1925. To them were born eight children, namely: John, Mary, Julia, Dennis, Kate, William, who died at the age of thirty years, Morris, who died of influenza, and Rose. Politically Mr. Burns gave his support to the republican party. The home farm is now being operated by John and Mary Burns.
History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and
Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time.
Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.
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