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Burrill, George 1812-1892


Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 1/19/2006 at 21:31:09

From the Sentinel (?), date unknown (George died July 22, 1892):


Burrell (sic--Burrill)--At his home in Johnson township, Friday July 22, 1892, of old age and long confinement caused by a broken thigh bone, George Burrell (sic--Burrill), Sr., aged 82 years (actually 80). Several week ago Mr. Burrell (sic) stumbled over a chair while walking in the path to the well. He fell fracturing his thigh. The wound was carefully dressed and was doing as well as could be expected, but the confinement and the extreme heat of the past few days added to his age wore him out.

From the Sentinel (?), date unknown (George died July 22, 1892):

A Father Has Gone

Burrill--At the residence of his son G. W. Burrill in Johnson township, Plymouth county on Friday evening, July 22d 1892 George Burrill, aged 80 years.

The deceased was born in Westriding, Yorkshire, England, June 7, 1812. He came to Canada in 1832, from there he moved, in 1835 to New York state. Here he married Mary Dowrely (error--Dolan). From this union were born six children, of whom but one is living.

In 1837 he became a resident of Ohio, in which state his wife died in 1844; thence he went in 1845, to Grant county, Wis., where he married Dinah Watters (sic--Walters). In this state he lived one year when he made Dubuque county, Iowa his home. Here his wife died a year thereafter when he took as his third wife Jane Taylor, who is also dead. He came to Plymouth county Iowa in 1884, where he lived until his death.

He joined the Methodist church early in life and not only was a devoted member but a consistent christian. Several years ago he united with the United Brethern church of which he was also a firm supporter. As he lived, so he died; a man at peace with himself, the world and his God. He made many friends, and what is more, knew how to keep them. He died esteemed for his good qualities.

Mr. Burrill had the misfortune to, several weeks ago, fall and break his hip-bone, which, coupled with his age materially aided in his death, though tis not long since that he was in Merrill and said he felt very well. He was buried in Pleasant Valley cemetery on Sunday July 24.


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