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Lieurisa (Rush) Burgett (1916)


Posted By: Kent Transier
Date: 12/26/2016 at 09:05:06

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, December 6, 1916
Page 11, Column 2


People were greatly shocked to hear of the death of Mrs. S. Burgett, which occurred at Greenfield where she had gone to attend the funeral of her father.

Her funeral was held at Orillia Sunday and was attended by a large number of friends and neighbors.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, December 13, 1916
Page 12, Column 4

Mrs. Samuel G. Burgett

Miss Lewisa Rush was born November 6, 1858 in Warren county and in May, 1876 moved to Adair county near Greenfield. She was united in marriage October 10, the same year to Samuel G. Burgett.

They moved to Madison county where they continued to make their home until called to her eternal habitation, Thanksgiving day, November 30, 1916, aged fifty-eight years and twenty-four days, her companion having preceded her by seven years.

To this union were born six children, John W., William L., Estella A., George r., Minnie M., and Charles A., all of whom survive here except George, who died February 8, 1895.

Early in her married life she felt the need of an omnipotent hand to guide, and being converted in the fall of 1881 joined the Friends church. Then in 1894 was baptized and joined the Christian church to which faith she was faithful until death.

Besides her family there are left to mourn her loss three sisters and four brothers with a host of friends and relatives.

Transcriber’s note: First name taken from gravestone.

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