|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1851|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 1923|
Henry Phillip Burt, Son of William and Elizabeth Burt, was born in Marengo, McHenry county, Illinois, October 18, 1851, and departed this life at his country home east of Bagley, Mich, Friday evening, February 23, 1923, as the hour approached the hour of ten, aged 71 years, 4 months and 5 days. He had been ill just one week, suffering from a stroke of paralysis.
He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Hicks in the month of August, 1878, at Lake Geneva, Wis; this union was blessed with one son.
Together with the family he came to Bagley, Mich., in the 1880, where he made his home on his farm until the time of his death, excepting one year which he spent at Marengo, Ill.
While he was not a member of any church, he was appointed a member of the Board of Trustees at the time ground was broken for the Bagley Moravan Mission, and served on that board during the hard struggle to raise subscriptions and money to erect the church in the year 1919. He lived to see the church erected and the mortgage lifted. During the last year he was known to have read the New Testament through four times, and had started to read it through the fifth time.
He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife an only son, Carl, and relatives, and neighbors and many friends. Mrs Burt is a sister of Mrs. Helen Keeney of this city.
The funeral services were conducted Monday, afternoon at 2 o;clock, from the Bagley school house, by the Rev. J.G. Bruner of Daggett, and interment made in the Oakwood cemetery. Several appropriate hymns were rendered in a sympathetic manner by Mrs. Otto Burkhardt and Miss Dora Wachter. Mr. Benj. Meyers, funeral director.
Created by: Kathy Kass
Record added: Dec 24, 2012
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