BURBANK, Emaline 1851-1933
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/15/2015 at 10:24:02
Mrs. Burbank Dead at Waterloo
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Lawless, Mr. and Mrs. Rich Bockes, and Mrs. F. S. Beckman went to Waterloo Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral of Mrs. D. S. Burbank, whose death occurred in that city Sunday morning. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery at Grundy Center Tuesday. Mrs. Burbank was the grandmother of Mr. Lawless and an aunt of Dr. Beckman. She was the sister of Mrs. Catherine Beckman and the last surviving member of that generation of the family. Mrs. Burbank lived for many years at Reinbeck, and was well known to the older residents of Grundy county. Mrs. Burbank's obituary will be published in this paper next week.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 December 1933, pg 1
Obituary Mrs. D. S. Burbank
Waterloo Courier: Mrs. D. S. Burbank, 82, died early Sunday at the home of her son, Charles H. Burbank, 1246 Lincoln street. She had been in frail health for more than a year but bedfast only since Nov. 14.
Emaline Smith was born Sept. 22, 1851, in Steuben county, New York, the daughter of Solomon and Eliza Smith. At the age of 7 years she came with her parents to Grundy county, Iowa, and in March, 1876, she was married to D. S. Burbank, near Reinbeck.
The couple came to Waterloo in 1884 and had resided here ever since, with the exception of seven years, 1903 to 1910, when they lived at Park Rapids, Minn.
Mrs. Burbank was a member of Woman's Relief corps No. 15 for 47 years, and was a member of First Congregational church.
She was the last of a large family, nine sisters and four brothers having preceded her in death. Her husband, who was a Civil war veteran, died Jan. 5, 1923.
A daughter, Mrs. Charles Bisbee, and a son, Freddie, also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Otto Obele, 702 Indiana street; three sons, Charles H. Burbank, 1246 Lincoln street; George E., 526 Kirkwood avenue, and Guy S., 1944 Lafayette street; one adopted son, S. S. Burbank, 714 Upton avenue; two step-sons, John Burbank, Memphis, Tenn., and Frank H. Burbank, Los Angeles; also 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kistner chapel, Rev. C. E. Luce, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Traer, officiating. The Woman's Relief Corps will give its ritualistic service at the funeral home, and the members are asked to meet there at 1:30.
Grandsons of Mrs. Burbank, Wilbur and Delbert Lawless, and Earl, Glenn, Gerald and Clifford Burbank will be casket bearers. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery, Grundy Center.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 December 1933, pg 2
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