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Martha Austin Burrill
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1838, Ireland
Death: Feb. 6, 1913
Le Mars
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA

1913 Feb 07, LeMars Sentinel, LeMars, Iowa:
Old Resident Passes Away Yesterday Afternoon
Mrs. Burrill, wife of G. W. Burrill, died yesterday afternoon at her home on Plymouth street from heart trouble. Mrs. Burrill had been in failing health for some time but her death came unexpectedly and was a great shock to her relatives and friends. The funeral arrangements had not been completed last evening.

1913 Feb 11, LeMars Sentinel, LeMars, Iowa:
Mrs. Martha Burrill was born near Belfast, Ireland, October 18, 1837. Her parents were John and Mary Brown Austin. She was on her mother's side a descendant of General Sir John Savage, whose granddaughter, Sophia Savage, married William Brown, whose son, James married Nancy Gilmore, whose daughter, Mary, married John Austin the father of Martha A. Burrill. She was one of ten children, all of whom married, and all but two are now dead. They are Samuel and Robert Austin, of Vinton, Iowa. In 1849 her parents came to America, landing in New York. Her father's family moved west to near Dubuque, Iowa, a little later.

She married George W. Burrill January 31, 1856, in Dubuque county, where they lived on a farm for twenty-seven years, where they raised a family of eleven children, all of whom are living except the oldest son, John, who died in San Francisco, Cal., in July 1898. They moved to Plymouth county in 1883, where they lived on a farm in Johnson township until 1892 (actually 1902), when they moved to LeMars, where they have lived at their home on Plymouth street, where her aged husband and one daughter, Emma, still live.

Her other children are Robert of Sioux City; George H. of O'Leary; Mrs. Mary Urie of Pocatello, Idaho; Mrs. Sadie Brown of Woonsocket, South Dakota; Wesley W. Burrill of Akron; James W., of LeMars; Mrs. Ida May Tullis of LeMars; Mrs. Agnes Hinde of Forestburg, South Dakota, and Mrs. Edith I. Kern of White, South Dakota. There are also thirty-two grandchildren and two great grandchildren to mourn the loss of a dear mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city and has always been a good Christian woman and a home lover and spent her life in serving her home and her children. The twenty-seven years that she lived in Dubuque county she was a great help and comfort to her aged mother, who lived
near her.

Mrs. Burrill died February 6th at two p. m. of heart failure, from which she has suffered for the past year. All that loving care and medical aid could do was done, but she has returned to her Maker after a useful life of work and love. The funeral was held on Sunday at the First Presbyterian church, Rev. O. G. Botier (sic--Butler) officiating, and was largely attended by old neighbors and friends.

From the Journal of LeMars Cemetery Association:
Name of deceased: Martha Burrill
Age at death: 75 years
Date of death: February 6, 1913
Place of burial: Block 12, Lot 21
Date of burial: February 9, 1913
Purchaser: G. W. Burrill
When sold: February 7, 1913
Price: $7.25
Amount paid: $42.25
Date paid: February 7, 1913 
Family links: 
  George Washington Burrill (1836 - 1924)*
  John Washington Burrill (1856 - 1898)*
  Robert Bruce Burrill (1858 - 1921)*
  George Henry Burrill (1860 - 1932)*
  Sarah Jane Burrill Brown (1864 - 1958)*
  William Wesley Burrill (1867 - 1935)*
  James Walter Burrill (1869 - 1920)*
  Emma Beatrice Burrill Alderson (1871 - 1957)*
  Ida May Burrill Tullis (1874 - 1920)*
  Ida May Burrill Tullis (1874 - 1920)*
  Martha Agnes Burrill Hinde (1877 - 1959)*
  Edith Irene Burrill Kern (1879 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Cemetery
Le Mars
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 12, Lot 21
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Record added: Apr 13, 2009
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