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Henry Burton

BURTON, Henry. b. Swannington, Leicestershire, 26 Nov 1840; d. West Kirby, Hoylake, Cheshire, 27 April 1930. As a young man Burton went with his family when they emigrated to the USA in 1856. They settled in Wisconsin, and Henry studied at Beloit College, then fairly new (founded 1846). He became a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was in charge of a church at Monroe, Wisconsin, for a short time. He then returned to Britain: he was ordained into the Methodist ministry (1865), serving in various circuits, mainly in Lancashire and London. He retired through ill health in 1904. Burton published Wayside Songs of the Inner and Outer Life (1886), and another collection of...

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