Lake Worth Pioneers' Association, Inc.


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1109 S. Congress Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Phone: 561-642-4200


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David C. Burnett

Very little information has been found about David C. Burnett. He arrived on the shores of Lake Worth between 1886 and 1893, and was a land owner on the west side of the lake.

In the winter of 1913-19 14, Burnett moved to the small settlement of Ritta (now Lake Harbor) on the south shore of Lake Okeechobee. His brother-in-law, Henry Braddock, persuaded him to move to Torry Island in the lake, where Burnett took up farming. Apparently he never married.

David C. Burnett was drowned in the 1928 hurricane.


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