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Dr George Henry Burleigh
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1870
Fenelon Falls
Ontario, Canada
Death: Apr. 3, 1917
Estelline
Hamlin County
South Dakota, USA

Taken from: The Estelline Tribune, Estelline, South Dakota, May 9, 1917, page 2
Obituary

Dr. G. H. Burleigh

Dr. George Henry Burleigh was born in Cambry, Victoria county, Ontario, Canada, the 11th day of October, 1870, and passed away at his home in Estelline, South Dakota April 30, 1917. He is the third son of the late William Spencer and Delia Ann Burleigh.

After attending the public and high school he came to Toronto, Canada, and entered Trinity University and took up the study of medicine and was graduated from the same on the first of June, 1900. He took his internship at the Toronto general hospital. The doctor came west and located in Emerson, Nebraska, and in 1903 he attended the Clinical school at Chicago and took his diplomas from eye, ear, nose and throat college of Chicago. Dr. Burleigh ranked high in his profession as physician and surgeon also as a specialist on the eye, ear, nose and throat. He was a member or the Third District Medical Society, the South Dakota Medical Society, the Sioux Valley Medical Society and a Fellow of the American Medical Association, he was also a member of the Masonic, Eastern Star, Odd Fellows, Encampment, Workman and Woodman lodges.

On the 24th of March, 1896, Dr. Burleigh was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Long, youngest daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Ann Long of Melbourne, Ontario, and to this union was born on daughter, Ruby Adelaide, June 30, 1898. Dr. Burleigh united with the Methodist church when a boy and later united with the Cook's Presbyterian church of Toronto, then transferred his letter to the Methodist church in Emerson, Nebraska, and of which he was a member at the time of his death.

He moved from Emerson, Neb., to Lane, S. D., where he resided two years, moving to Estelline, Feb. 17, 1909, and made his continuous residence here up to the time of his death and where he gained an enviable reputation as a physician and surgeon.

Dr. Burleigh was a man of sterling character and in all his dealings showed charity and loving kindness to all men. He was a man of excellent habits, and sturdy constitution, and he continued to be active in his accustomed pursuits until a few months before his death. He met most conditions and situations of life in a joking way. He was a practical matter of fact man, but had his own peculiar way of extracting merriment from life as it went along and he was not disposed to worry about matters that could be bettered in other ways and that cheerful spirit remained with him to the last and he retained his clearness of intellect up to the time of his passing away. He was at all times a good neighbor and the grief that was felt over the the close of his short career was widespread and sincere. His best monument will be the good report that he has left behind him in the community in which he has lived for the past eight years.

That his friends are numbered by the score was attested to by the large number of people that came to our little city on the evening of the funeral ceremony to pay the last respects to the honored dead. He leaves to mourn his sad loss his wife, a daughter and one brother, Robert Spencer Burleigh of Detroit, Mich.

To the broken-hearted ones who sit in sorrow where his footsteps shall never again find echo, we join with the many friends in extending heartfelt sympathy in the loss of a kind and loving husband, father and brother.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Spencer Burleigh (1841 - 1886)
  Adelia Ann Deluary Burleigh (1836 - 1896)
 
 Spouse:
  Caroline Adelaide Long Burleigh (1866 - 1961)*
 
 Children:
  Ruby Adelaide Burleigh Simonson (1898 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Wesley Burleigh (1862 - ____)*
  William David Burleigh (1867 - ____)*
  George Henry Burleigh (1870 - 1917)
  Robert Spencer Burleigh (1876 - 1933)*
  James Burleigh (1877 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillcrest Cemetery
Estelline
Hamlin County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Block 3, Lot 19
 
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Record added: Feb 03, 2009
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