Pueblo County, Colorado
Jonathan Burwell Kilbourn

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

Born Aug. 22, 1843, at Middletown, Conn.  Son of Jonathan and Sophia (Newton) Kilbourn.  Father prominent business man of Middletown.  Grandfather resided in Clinton, active in the War of 1812.  Great-grandfather as officer in the Army of the Revolution.  Prepared for college in public schools and Daniel H. Chase's Private School.  Left college during Junior year.     

1864-5, Purser of Steamship Liberty, plying between New York and Havana.

1865-70, In office of Russell Manufacturing Co., of Middletown, Conn.

1870-79, in Middletown Savings Bank; teller, assistant secretary, treasurer.

1876, Traveled in England, Ireland, Scotland, France.

1879, Member of Common Council, Middletown.

1880, Traveling salesman in the West for Douglass Pump Manufacturing Co., Middletown.

1881, Teller of National Bank, Pueblo, Colorado.  

1882-4, Assistant cashier of National Bank, Pueblo.

1885-90, Receiver of Public Moneys in U.S. Land Office, Pueblo, under appointment of President Cleveland.

1884, Treasurer of Pueblo City Schools.  Director and auditor of Modoc Mining & Milling Co.  Has mining interests in Nevada, California and Colorado.  Engaged now in looking after real estate and loaning business.  Elder and former Treasurer of First Presbyterian Church, Pueblo.

Married, Sept. 4, 1873, Miss Mary Adaline Douglass of Middletown, Conn., great-granddaughter of Col. William Douglass, who commanded a New Haven regiment during the Revolutionary War, and whose ancestors were among the earliest settlers of New England.


Jonathan Douglass, born April 26, 1875; in his life full of promise, of unusual manliness and nobility of character; died suddenly June 15, 1894, beloved and mourned by all who knew him.

William Douglass, born Feb. 3, 1880.  Graduate of the Colorado School of Mines as a mining engineer.  Inventor of "Kilbourn's Constructive Strips," patented at home and abroad, manufactured at Middletown, Conn.

Burwell Newton, born Sept. 29, 1891, a student in the Centennial High School of Pueblo.

Address:  1827 Grand Avenue, Pueblo, Col.

Source:  History of Class of 1865 Wesleyan University, Fortieth Reunion, Middletown Connecticut, June 27, 1905.

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