Janet LeRoy

Job Title(s)

Binder, Seamstress, Machine Operator, Foreman 

Dates of Employment

c. 1924-1945 

Last Name  LeRoy  [Burton] 
First Name  Janet 
Middle Initial  M 
Born  Jul 1876 in Canada 
Home Address
575 N 20th 


Died  25 Sep 1968 in Washington County, Oregon 
Place Buried  Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem, OR. 
Spouse  Perry H. Burton 
Date of Marriage  14 Aug 1894 
Children  Pearl, Beatrice, Hackley L, Lucille, Robert R 
Dates of Employment  1924-1945 
Job(s)  Binder, Seamstress, Machine Operator, Foreman 
Story  Janet Burton worked at TKWM from about 1924 until about 1945 as a binder, seamstress, machine operator and foreman. 

Janet M E LeRoy was born in Canada in July 1876 and emigrated to the U.S. when she was just six years old.  Her family settled in North Dakota.  In 1894, when she was 18 years old, she married 30-year-old Perry H. Burton who had recently been discharged from the Army.  By 1895 the couple lived in Fargo, ND where Perry worked as a carpenter. 

We lose track of the family until 1910 when we find Perry and Janet in Salem with four children.  Perry is still working as a carpenter and Janet is tending to the house and children.  They add one more son in 1921.  However, by time he was born, Perry had moved to John Day with their 17-year-old son Hockley.  They may have been in search of steady of work.  Perry never returned to Janet and by 1924, she was working at TKWM to support her several children.  By 1930, Janet claimed to be divorced. 

In 1926, Perry traveled to Hawaii but eventually settled in Los Angeles, CA.  He passed away in 1931 and was returned to Salem for burial.  After 1931, Janet claimed to be a widow.   

Janet stayed with TKWM for more than 20 years beginning as a binder and working her way up to foreman.  She retired shortly after 1945, staying in Salem for about ten years.  However, we lose track of her after 1955.  She passed away on 25 Sep 1968 at age 92 in Washington County, Oregon and is buried at Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem. 

Name  Remarks 
Census  1910Perry H Burton 45 b abt 1865 in Ohio.  Home in 1910: 1920 Asylum Ave, Salem.  Spouse’s name: Janet M E Burton.  Father’s Birthplace: Ohio Mother’s Birthplace:  Vermont.  Occupation: Contractor.  Rented Farm   Perry H Burton 45, Janet M E Burton 33 (no occupation), Pearl L Burton 13, Beatrice B Burton 9, Hackley L Burton 7, Lucille D Burton 3  (Janet’s birthplace Canada, her father b in Canada, her mother b in Scotland) 

1920Perry H Barton (Perry H Burton, Henry H Barton,
Pency H Barton)  55 b abt 1865 in Ohio.  Home in 1920: John Day, OR on Church St Boarder.  Marital status: Married Father’s Birthplace: Ohio Mother’s Birthplace: Vermont.  Contractor.  Danial I Gleason 28, Gertrude A Gleason 27, Harald D Gleason 7, Perry H Barton 55, Hockley Barton 17 

1930Janet M Burton b abt 1877 in Canada.  Marital status: Divorced.   Home Relation to Head of 575 N 20th Salem, OR. HOH.  Rented Home.  Father’s Birthplace: Canada.  Mother’s Birthplace: Scotland.  Immigration Year: 1882 Naturalized Occupation: Seamstress, Woolen Mill.  Janet M Burton 53, Robert R Burton 19. 

1940Janet M Burton 63 b abt 1877 Birthplace: Canada.  Marital status: Widowed HOH  575 20th St. (Rented) Machine Operator, TKWM. 8th grade education.  Janet M Burton 63, Robert R Burton 29 (son),  Helen T Burton (daughter in law) 25, Ronald B Burton (Grandson) 1

Salem CD  1913Janet M Burton Jefferson av ne cor N Capitol.  Spouse: Perry H Burton carpenter. 

1915Perry H Burton 1395 N Summer, Salem, OR.   Carpenter. Spouse: Janet Burton 

1921Janet M E 257 S 16th 

1924Mrs Janet M Burton 1883 Center.  Employee TKWM 

1930Janet M Burton 575 N 20th.  Blanket binder TKWM 

1932Janet M Burton (wid P H) 575 N 20th.  machine operator TKWM 

1934Janet M Burton (wid Perry) 575 N 20th.  Binder TKWM 

1935Janet M Burton (wid Perry H) 575 N 20th.  Finisher TKWM 

1945Janet Burton Mrs 585 N 20thForeman TKWM 

1947No entry for Janet Burton 

1949Janet Burton (wid Perry) RD6 Box 868 

1956-Mrs Janet Burton 590 Union St NE apt 5 


Fargo, ND CD  1895Perry H Burton, carpenter, 600 N 10th St S 
Find a Grave  Perry Hackley Burton b May 1864 in Ohio.  D 16 Apr 1931in Los Angeles County, California.  Cemetery: Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem, OR.  Father: Daniel Hackley Burton Mother: Mary Jane Burton Spouse: Janet M.E. Burton Children: Beatrice B. Burton 


Janet M.E. Burton b Jul 1876 in Canada.  D 25 Sep 1968 in Washington County, Oregon.  Cemetery:  Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem, OR.  Father: Robert F LeRoy  Mother: Margret F LeRoy  Spouse:  Perry Hackley Burton  Children:  Beatrice B. Burton 

U.S. Army Register of Enlistments  Perry H Burton.  Birthyear: abt 1864.  Birthplace:  Ohio, United States.  Enlistment Age:  27 8/12 (Enlst 1891) 
Release of U.S. Army Enlisted Soldiers  Perry H Burton, 3 Feb 1893.  Character of Service:  Good. 
Honolulu/Vancouver passenger list  Perry Burton, 62 b 1864 in Ohio Port of Departure: Vancouver, British Columbia.  Departure Date: 13 Jan 1926.  Port of Arrival: Honolulu, Hawaii.  Arrival Date: 20 Jan 1926.  Last Residence:  Oregon 
Visuals  17 Aug 1894 Bismarck (ND) Weekly Tribune, pg 5.  LeRoy/Burton 14 Aug 1894 marriage announcement 

18 Aug 1894 Washburn (ND) Leader, pg 1.  Leroy/Burton 14 Aug 1894 wedding announcement. 

WHC Catalog Items  M3 1996-001     Mill Records  

1979.001.0002  Photograph