Place Name: Burton Close, Crescent, Loop, Road
Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1986), Road (1986), Road (1986), Road (1986)
Name Origins: Commemorative
English: locative name from one or other of the many places called Burton or Bourton.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: English
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
Frank Victor Burton (1908-1972) was one of Edmonton's early pilots. Born and raised in Edmonton, Burton joined the Edmonton and Northern Aero Club in 1927. He became a bush pilot, flying into the Yukon, northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. He helped organize the Edmonton and Northern Alberta Aero Club into what is now known as the Edmonton Flying Club.
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