|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1855|
|Death: ||May 14, 1909|
El Paso County
Mrs. Peter H. Burt died Friday [May 14] morning at Nordrach Rauch, Colorado, from the effects of a bilious attack. This news was unexpected as Mrs. Burt was recovering from the attack of tuberculosis. Mr. Burt and daughter, -- arrived at Armstrong Monday evening with the remains. The funeral was held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Presbyterian church and interment made in the Armstrong cemetery. The following obituary was written by Mr. Burt:
Mrs. Anna E. Burt, daughter of – and Mary J. Davis, was born in Westchester county, Penn., April 4, 1855 from where the family moved in spring of 1856 and located in Clayton county, Iowa, in 1860 leaving her in the care of an aunt in Clayton county where she went to school and taught school for seven years and then joined the family in Kossuth county, and was joined in wedlock to Peter H. But on the 26th day of February, 1877. To this union were born seven children, two daughters and five sons, namely: Ethel F., Robert H., George V., Roy A., Annie E., Joseph D. and Allen D. Burt.
Mrs. Burt died at Nordrach Rauch sanitarium at the base of the Austin --, five miles east of Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday morning, May 14th at [?] o’clock from the effects of a severe bilious attack which baffled the skill of her medical attendants. In a precarious [?] state, just before the dawn of day, weak from a long struggle with her earthly habitation, with the majestic firmament fretted with gold, -- like beacon lights inviting to the shore where peach shall ever reign, with the outlines of mountains along the west and the busy haunts of men at their base, lighted up as if in mock imitation of those golden orbs above, she passed in silence to the God who gave her. An hour later the battling elements of an electrical storm in the near east crept over the scene in quietness to kiss the Rockies’ crest, and in passing, gently dropped its moisture as though nature wept for the kind and loving wife and mother who had passed away.”
We would like to add a few words expressing perhaps the feelings of the family and friends, which have not been expressed.
Our hearts go out to you, O mother, because we cannot conceive of anything greater, nobler, more tender, loving, loyal unselfish. Of all the love we know the first and last is mothers. What forgiveness. What sympathy. We cling to mother because of all that. Often you have helped us and we have had the pleasure of helping you. Often when we were sad and discouraged you gave us strength and spoke words of comfort. We have often stumbled and fallen and you have picked us up.
To you there is but one race, one people. All people belong to your church, your spirit of love flows through us all. You did not threaten us with creeds but taught us that we would gain good by doing good, to give man bread by helping him to help himself, to point the path of love, truth and usefulness, that we may not lose it ourselves. You have left behind a remembrance, an endless power that works for good. Your love, patience, tenderness gives us strength.
(Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, May 26, 1909)
Note: the first part of the obituary is on the bound edge of the newspaper, making it difficult to read the far left side of the column.)
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burt have been out of town for several days, being called away on account of the death of Mr. Burt’s mother. (Rolfe Reveille, Rolfe, IA, May 27, 1909)
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burt were called to Armstrong, last week by telegram, on account of the death of Mrs. Burt’s mother. (Pocahontas Record, Pocahontas, IA, May 27, 1909)
Obit and articles contributed by= Merllene (#47157899)
George Vernon Davis (1824 - 1900)
Mary Jane Neeling Davis (1828 - 1903)
Peter Hutchison Burt (1847 - 1939)
Ethel Florence Burt Anderberg (1877 - 1968)*
Robert Hutchison Burt (1879 - 1916)*
George Vernon Burt (1880 - 1966)*
Roy Alva Burt (1882 - 1966)*
Annie Eliza Burt Christopher (1886 - 1971)*
Joseph D Burt (1890 - 1949)*
Allan D Burt (1891 - 1959)*
Anna Eliza Davis Burt (1855 - 1909)
Susanna Bachtell Davis Weller (1858 - 1921)*
George V Davis (1861 - 1926)*
Armstrong Grove Cemetery
Created by: Nathan Haines
Record added: Jan 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33158968