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Burdett Aden Packard

Burdett Aden Packard, American miner, cattleman. Member Arizona Legislature 2 terms.; Mason.


  • Packard, Burdett Aden was born on November 1, 1847 in Portville, New York, United States. Son of Ashley G. and Virtue V. (Crandall) Packard.

  • Education

    • Educated Alfred (New York) Academy.


    • At 16 went into lumber business with his father, at 18 began merchandising. In oil business in Pennsylvania, 1870-1882. Then in mining and cattle business in Arizona.

      Owned, developed and sold several mines at Tombstone. In cattle business from 1884, operating in Sonora, Mexico, and Arizona. Became president First National Bank, Douglas, Arizona, 1907 (Chairman of the Board and president).


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Arizona Legislature 2 terms.


    • Married Ella L. Lewis, December 27, 1879 (died 1893). Married second, Carlota W. Holbrook, May 1903.
    • father: Ashley G. Packard
    • mother: Virtue V. (Crandall) Packard
    • spouses: Ella L. Lewis
    • Carlota W. Holbrook
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    Born November 1, 1847
    Died March 12, 1935
    (aged 87)