Henry S. Burgin was born in Lee County, Va., March 31,
1845. When he was eight years old his father moved to Harrison
County, Missouri, where the lad attended school. In 1870 the lad
was graduated from Grand River College, Edinburg, Mo. For a
while he was interested in short-horn cattle, but soon went into
teaching. He established the High School at Ridgeway and
Lorraine, Mo., and was Principle of several High Schools.
In 1886 he moved his family to Independence,
mo., for educational advantages, and was offered the Principalship of
the Independence High Schools, but that same year he engaged in the
real estate business in Kansas City, and has been at it ever since.
Mr. Burgin was married July 2, 1871, at
Knoxville, Tenn., to Miss Ettie McCannon, and has three children, all
married: The Rev. S. H. C. Burgin, Eliza Burgin, and Willa L.