Thomas J Burdick
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/15/2010 at 14:10:03
Thomas J Burdick, a representative of industrial interests in Beaver, is engaged in business as a waagon maker and has long been numbered among the substanital and esteemed citizens of that community. His birth occurred in New York on Janauary 15, 1838 his parents being Thomas E and Susan (Dibble) Burdick, who were likewise natives of the Empire state. The father who devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits throughout his active business career, passed away in New York in 1842, at the age of forty-seven years. The mother was called ot her final rest in 1898.
In the acquirement of an education Thomas J Burdick attended the schools of New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois. He left the state of his nativity when twelve years of age and as soon as he became old enouigh turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, operating a farm in Illinois for a number of years. In that state he likewsie worked at the wagon maker's trade. He came to Boone county, Iowa in 1875, purchasing a farm in Amaqua township which he operated successfully until 1892. In that year he removed to Glidden, Carroll county, Iowa and was there engaed in business as a wagon maker until 1909, when he returned to Boone county and purchased property at Beaver. Here he has continued as a wagon maker to the present time, enjoying an extensive patronage in that connection which has accorded him in recognition of his splendid workmanship and reliable business methods. He still owns an 80 acre tract in Amaqua township.
Mr Burdick has been married twice. In 1863 he wedded Miss Helen Hinman, who was a daughter of Stephen Hinman and passed away after two weeks' illness, in 1865. Two years later he was again married, his second union being Mrs Elizabeth (Chappel) Hinman, a daughter of John and Mary Chappel. Unto them was born one child, Mary H who is the wife of George Tuttle, an agiculturist of Boone county.
In his political views Mr Burdick is a republican, loyally supporting the men and measures of that party. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church. He has now passed the seventy-sixth milestone of life's journey and enjoys the respect and veneration which should ever be accorded one who has traveled thus far on this earthly pilgrimage and whose career has been at all times upright and honorable.
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