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Theodore Elijah Burton / Dover Farm

1851–1929 /

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, April 6, 2019
1. Theodore Elijah Burton side of marker
Inscription.  
Born in Jefferson, Ohio, Theodore E. Burton graduated from Oberlin College and became a prominent Cleveland attorney. He was elected to Congress in 1888 and served from 1889-91, 1895-1909, and 1921-28. He was elected U.S. Senator in 1908 and 1928 and was a leading contender for the U.S. Presidency in 1916. Due to his work in saving Niagara Falls from development and his opposition to wasteful waterways projects, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Burton chairman of the Inland Waterways Commission in 1907 and the National Waterways Commission in 1909. Burton is credited with pushing legislation through Congress that authorized the construction of the Panama Canal and negotiating agreements to ensure its neutrality. He lobbied to fight wasteful spending and influence of big business and sponsored the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890. As president of the American Peace Society, Burton hosted the First World Conference on International Justice in Cleveland in 1928, attended by 13,000, including world leaders.

Dover Farm. Thomas Hurst (1806-1861), who settled in Dover Township after 1830 and began a successful
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By J. J. Prats, April 6, 2019
2. Dover Farm side of marker
sheep farming operation, erected the brick house on Dover Farm in 1838 as the center of the 3,500-acre farm. The first English settler in Dover Township, Hurst came from Northamptonshire as a prosperous and experienced farmer. For years, Dover Farm was one of the largest farms in the county. The house, a classic example of Green Revival architecture, was probably built by the Leneghen brothers, who created Stone Eagle Farm, the residence of brother William Hurt that stands a mile west of here. Thomas H. Hurst, son of the original owner, lived here until 1894. The house is pictured in 1874 atlas of Cuyahoga County and was recorded by Historic American Buildings Survey in 1836. From 1800-13 Dover Farm was the country residence of U.S. Senator Theodore E. Burton. The house was previously a nursing home, then abandoned, and was restored in 1998-2002.
 
Erected 2002 by The Steven McQuillin-Rodney Ickes Family and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 31-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 27.587′ N, 81° 57.87′ W. Marker is in Westlake, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Detroit Road (Ohio Route 254) just west of Walden Drive, on
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By J. J. Prats, April 6, 2019
3. Theodore Elijah Burton / Dover Farm Marker
the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31156 Detroit Rd, Westlake OH 44145, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Weston House / Sandstone Houses (approx. 2 miles away); Leverett Johnson / Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jack Miner (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dover Lake Shore Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lakeside Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Calhoon Memorial Park (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Calhoon Memorial Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Universalist Church (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westlake.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker marks a private residence. Do not trespass onto the property.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Theodore E. Burton. “During his later House service, he was appointed by President Harding to the World War Debt Funding Commission in 1922; and was chairman of the United States delegation to the conference for the control of international traffic in arms at Geneva, Switzerland, in 1925.” (Submitted on May 25, 2019.) 
 
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Dover Farm House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 6, 2019
4. Dover Farm House
This is a private residence. Do not trespass onto the property.
Theodore Elijah Burton (1851–1929) image. Click for full size.
By Harris & Ewing via U.S. Library of Congress, circa 1920
5. Theodore Elijah Burton (1851–1929)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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