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Burdick, Almira (Mason) 1807 – 1898


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 10/26/2020 at 12:31:00

Source: Decorah Republican Feb. 17, 1898 P 4 C 2

"Mother Burdick" at Rest.
Almira Mason Burdick, widow of Nelson Burdick, entered into rest in the early morning of Feb. 16, 1898, aged 90 years, 1 month and 18 days.
"Mother Burdick” was born in Courtland Co., N. Y., Dec. 29, 1807, and was married to Nelson Burdick Jan. 1, 1831, After four years’ residence in Genessee Co., N. Y., they removed to western Pennsylvania, where they lived until 1852, when they came west and located in Freeport, this county, and subsequently to Decorah, She was the mother of one daughter, (Mrs. R. C. Pike,) and six sons. Five of the latter she saw enter the army in the War of the Rebellion, and three of these lives were sacrificed on their country’s altar. The surviving sons are Hon. T. W. Burdick of Sault Ste. Marie, and Capt. C. W. Burdick of this city. Mrs. Burdick was the last resident survivor of the ten persons who June 24, 1854, united in the organization of the Decorah Congregational church, and the welfare of her church was ever one of the dearest of her heart’s treasures. Her husband died in 1885, and ever since she has been waiting, only waiting, to be called to join him and her elder sons in the better land. Thither her thoughts constantly turned, and sometimes almost impatiently she longed to depart and be with her dear ones on the other side. A “Mother in Israel” is at rest.
The funeral will be held at the family residence to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Phelps Cemetery

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