BURBANK, David S. 1833-1923
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Date: 9/27/2016 at 20:33:52
Another Pioneer Is Called
David S. Burbank Dies Friday From Injuries at Waterloo
David S. Burbank, at one time several years ago a resident of Grundy County, was buried in the Grundy Center cemetery beside other members of his family on Monday of this week.
Mr. Burbank was a civil war veteran, and was for many years employed with the Union Mill Co., at Waterloo. He had been in failing health for about thee years, and about two weeks previous to his death he suffered a fall in which a hip was dislocated and he was otherwise injured which owing to his age of 89 years hastened his death.
Born in Quebec, Can., May 18, 1833, Mr. Burbank came to the United States and settled in Wisconsin in the late fifties. He enlisted in Co. G, Twentieth Wisconsin volunteer infantry, at Deerfield, Wis., was mustered into service Aug. 14, 1862, and was mustered out at Galveston, Tex., July 14, 1865. During his enlistment he saw varied service and was in many engagements.
Soon after the war closed Mr. Burbank came to Iowa, settling on a farm near Reinbeck. On March 9, 1877, he was married to Miss Emmeline Smith near Reinbeck. For several years prior to moving with his family to Waterloo in 1884 Mr. Burbank lived on a farm near Grundy Center. With the exception of seven years at Park Rapids, Minn., he was a resident here from 1884 until his death. For 18 years he hauled wheat for the mill company. He was a member of Robert Anderson post, No. 68, G.A.R. and of the Congregational church, Waterloo.
Surviving are the widow and the following children: John D., Monroe, La., Frank H., Los Angeles, Cal.; Geo. E., Exeland, Wis.; Mrs. Nettie Obele, Charles H. and Guy E., Waterloo. Another son, Frederick, died when three and a half years old. Surviving also are Solomon S. Burbank, Waterloo, a brother; Mrs. Alice Decker, South Pasadena, Cal., a sister; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. C. Beckman, of this city is a sister, of Mrs. Burbank.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 January 1923, pg 1
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