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William Oscar Burge
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1861
Bates County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1937
Cooper County
Missouri, USA

William O. Burge was born on a farm SE of Boonville, Missouri, Jan. 29, 1861, son of Oscar F. and Elizabeth Miller Burge. Reared on the home farm SE of Boonville in Clarks Fork, Wm O. Burge received his schooling in the schools of that township and early began working at farm labor, his wages being 50 cents a day. Later he operated a threshing rig and in 1894 bought his first farm of 90 acres in Clarks Fork. He improved that place and 3 years later sold it and bought 160 acres in Clinton County. In 1899 he married and established his home on his Clinton Co. place, remaining there until 1905 when he bought his present farm in Cooper county and has since made his home on this place. In addition to his farm of 338 acres in LaMine, Mr. Burge owns a half interest in the old Burge home place in Clarks Fork. On his home farm he has erected a handsome six-room modern residence and his extensive cattle barns and other improvements are in keeping with the same. Mr. Burge raises cattle for the market. He also is a stockholder in the Boonville National Bank. He is a democrat and he and his family are members of the Baptist Church. Wm. O. Burge was married to Jennie Tillett on 11/8/1899, and to this union 3 children have been born: Oscar L., a student in Kemper Military School; one who died in infancy; and Paul C., at home. Mrs. Burge was born in Tennessee, but has been a resident of Missouri since her girlhood, her parents having come to this state many years ago, locating in Clinton Co., where they spent the remainder of their lives. (Taken from "History of Cooper County, Missouri" by William Foreman Johnson, 1919) 
 
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 Parents:
  Oscar Fitzallen Burge (1822 - 1900)
  Elizabeth Miller Burge (1824 - 1872)
 
 Spouse:
  Jennie Belle Tillett Burge (1874 - 1958)
 
 Siblings:
  William Oscar Burge (1861 - 1937)
  Robert Pascal Burge (1863 - 1946)*
  Samuel Burge (1871 - 1899)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Lamine Cemetery
Lamine
Cooper County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Martha Meyers
Record added: Mar 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48975458
William Oscar Burge
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William Oscar Burge
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William Oscar Burge
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