Gold Quartz Presentation Cane, D.M. Burns - Antique Associated At West Townsend

Gold Quartz Presentation Cane, D.M. Burns

Secretary of State, California, 1883

Gold Quartz Presentation Cane, D.M. Burns

Presented to Honorable D.M. Burns – Secretary of State – From the Employees of his Department – January 8th, 1883. [Daniel M. Burns was California’s Secretary of State, 1880-1883)

DANIEL MONROE BURNS Probably the youngest Tennessean at Sutter’s Fort when the eastern gold seekers began to arrive in 1849 was Daniel born in Paris, Tennessee, in 1845. He, an older brother Thomas M., and sister Laura A. had accompanied their parents William and Caroline Griffin Burns when they left Henry County in 1846 to lead a wagon train of settlers to Oregon. While in route, their father died of cholera. Sometime after reaching Oregon, the widowed mother married Alfred Shelby, and in February 1849, they responded to the gold discovery by relocating to Sutter’s Fort.

Burns served in the army during the Civil War, promoted to Colonel.
Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, California 4th Infantry Regiment on 15 Apr
1864. Mustered out on 19 Feb 1866 at Drum Barracks, CA.
1872-1876: Deputy County Clerk, Yolo County
1877-1880: Deputy County Clerk, Yolo County
1890s: Police Commissioner, City of San Francisco
1899: Candidate for U.S. Senate (Lost) Died 30 May 1927 in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United State

Item Date: 1883

Measurement: Length: 34.75"

Material: Gold, gold quartz, rosewood

Item Condition: Fine

Price: $11,350

SKU 232-383

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