|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1829|
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 1906|
Civil War Veteran
From the Tonkawa News, 29 November 1906
John J. Burk was born in Hamilton County, Indiana, August 30, 1829, died at this home four miles southeast of Tonkawa November 24, 1906 at 11:10 a.m.
Mr. Burk grew to manhood and was married to Miss Elizabeth Adair near his ancestral home.
The marriage occurred on September 25, 1851. In 1853 the couple moved to Cedar County, Iowa, and to Taylor County in 1855, where they lived for a period of thirty-six years. In 1891 they came to
Guthrie, Okla., and remained until the opening of the Cherokee Strip, at which time Mr. Burk secured a homestead southeast of Tonkawa.
Mr. Burk's surviving family consists of a wife, two sons, a brother, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The two sons, Philip E. and John Erastus Burk live southeast of Tonkawa near their father's homestead. During the Civil War, Mr. Burk was a member of Company B, Forty-third Missouri Infantry, and received injuries during his enlistment from which he never fully recovered,
All who knew this patient good, old man, loved him. Many there are who have been benefited by his example of cheerfulness under affliction. He was a member of the Christian Church and died happy in the belief of a life beyond the grave.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Christian Church, conducted by Rev. J. A. Overstreet who paid an eloquent tribute to the deceased. Members of the G.A.R., of which Mr. Burk was a member, acted as pallbearers, and the Post and Relief Corps turned out in a body to pay their last respects to a departed comrade.
Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery
Moses Walker Burk (1790 - 1860)
Alicia Stoops Burk (1797 - 1854)
Elizabeth Adair Burk (1831 - 1913)*
William E Burk (1853 - 1874)*
Phillip Burk (1856 - 1924)*
John Erastus Burk (1858 - 1930)*
Hattie Maud Burk (1871 - 1886)*
Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery
Maintained by: Michael Burk
Originally Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: Nov 06, 2008
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