Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Burgins in:
 • Milford Cemetery
 • Milford
 • Dickinson County
 • Iowa
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
John Leo Burgin
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Nov. 5, 1879
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1931
Clay County
Iowa, USA

*Note: Death year on headstone in incorrect. Please note print date of both obituaries as being from 1931. His Iowa death certificate has his death date as November 1, 1931.

Parents are John Calvin Burgin & Josephine A. Burgin

Husband of Isabelle (Prior) Burgin
(Married: Nov. 23, 1901, Sioux Falls, S.D.)

John Burgin, Milford,
Has Fatal Accident,
Died Sunday Morning

A terrible accident occurred last Friday afternoon about 2 o'clock to John Burgin, when he was sawing wood a few miles west of Milford. The saw struck a knot on the wood breaking the shaft and the saw struck Mr. Burgin in the head, tearing it open from the forehead to the back of his head, taking out a piece of the skull and injuring the brain. He was rushed to the Milford hospital where first aid was given and then taken to the Spencer hospital where he died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning.

John Leo Burgin was a son of John Calvin and Josephine (Townslee) Burgin. He was born at Edgewood, Iowa, on November 5, 1879. He came to Milford with his parents when 8 years old, they making the trip in a covered wagon. On November 23, 1901 he was married to Miss Isabelle Prior, of Sioux Falls, S.D. To this union three children were born, two daughters and a son. They are Ralph and Mrs. Guy (Fay) Smith, of Milford, and Mrs. Glen (Irene) Goodwin, of Charles City. Those who are left to mourn his loss besides his wife and children are two brothers, Fred Burgin, of Edgewood; Gene, of Milford; two sisters, Mrs. Earnest (Laura) Prior, of Estherville, and Mrs. Fred (Lulu) Lamm, of Elk River, Minn., and other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in the Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Waldo Richards and interment was made in the Milford cemetery.

*Obituary is published in the Spirit Lake Beacon, Nov. 5, 1931.
*Note: A 2nd obituary is published in the Milford Mail, Nov. 5, 1931, headline reads:

Fatal Injuries Received
in Buzzsaw Accident
Last Friday

*Note: Local library cemetery records have his death year as 1929.

*Note: WPA Iowa has his death year as 1932.
Family links: 
  John Calvin Burgin (1847 - 1907)
  Josephine A. Townslee Burgin (1854 - 1912)
  Isabelle Prior Burgin (1883 - 1955)
  Ralph Robert Burgin (1904 - 1972)*
  Irene Lillian Burgin Goodwin (1906 - 1957)*
  Faye Marie Burgin Smith (1907 - 1972)*
  Alfred Burgin (1872 - 1956)*
  Eugene Burgin (1874 - 1945)*
  John Leo Burgin (1879 - 1931)
  Laura May Burgin Prior (1887 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
Milford Cemetery
Dickinson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: NA02-11/3
Created by: Just~Us Relatives
Record added: Jul 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74177863
John Leo Burgin
Added by: Dorothy@OKOBOJI
John Leo Burgin
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Anonymous
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service