Mr Edward John Burton was born in St Denys, Hampshire, England in 1877 and his birth was registered in the first quarter of that year.
Known as Ted, he was the son of Charles Burton (1849-1921), a tin worker, and Elizabeth Beacham (1852-1925), Hampshire-natives who had married in 1872. He had two known siblings, William Charles (b. 1874) and Elizabeth Mary (b. 1875).
On the 1881 census, Edward and his family are recorded at Baytree Cottage, Millbrook, Hampshire; they had hade relocated to 30 Southampton Street, All Saints, Southampton by the time of the 1891 census. The family are not identifiable on further census records.
When he signed on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912 Burton gave his address as 24 Chapel Street, Southampton (the home of a Mr and Mrs Walter Biddlecombe and their family) and his previous ship as the Atrato. As a fireman, he could expect to earn monthly wages of £6.
Edward Burton, who was unmarried, died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.
BURTON--Youngest son of Charles & Elizabeth Burton, 8 Marine Parade. Deeply mourned by his loving father and mother, brother and sister - Southern Daily Echo, 8 May 1912