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Catherine Elmira "Kate" Folk Burright
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1881
Monica
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1975
Shenandoah
Page County
Iowa, USA

Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, November 20, 1975, p. 7
Mrs. S. M. (Kate) Burright, 94, died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter in Shenandoah. She was born at Monica, Ill., daughter of Peter and Catherine Folk, one of six children. When she was a young girl the family moved to the Barton community north of Gravity.
She married Solomon Burright in 1905 and they farmed in the Guss vicinity many years, moving to the Meredith farm west of the Oak Hill church. After the death of her husband in 1954 she made her home with her daughters, Fern and Margaret in Shenandoah.
She joined the Guss Methodist church as a young girl where she was an active member as long as in the community. She attended and worked for the Oak Hill church after moving to the Oak Hill vicinity.
She leaves her seven children: Allen D. Burright of Prairie Village, Kans.; Donald Burright of Omaha, Neb., Fern and Margaret Burright of Shenandoah; Helen (Elton) Bashaw; Dorothy Bashaw of Orofino, Idaho; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Gentzler and Miss Lena Folk of Wichita, Kans.
Funeral services were held Sat., Nov 8 at the Oak Hill church north of Gravity with Rev. Ortmann officiating. Music was by Rev. Hilton of Griswold. Miss Golda Showers was in charge of the memory register and Mrs. Carl Mosley and Mrs. Eldon Pool took care of the flowers. Casket bearers were George Beemer, Judd Beemer, Melvin Eyberg, Willard Marsh, Wayne Perry and George Sharp.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Folk (1844 - 1902)
  Catherine Letterman Folk (1848 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Solomon Milton Burright (1876 - 1954)*
 
 Children:
  Fern Burright (1907 - 1990)*
  Donald Milton Burright (1914 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  John W Folk (1868 - 1869)**
  Henry Eugene Folk (1872 - 1939)*
  Catherine Elmira Folk Burright (1881 - 1975)
  Adeline Estella Folk Gentzler (1884 - 1980)*
  Lena Viola Folk (1888 - 1993)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Guss Cemetery
Guss
Taylor County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Cindy Baldogo
Record added: Apr 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36030672
Catherine Elmira Kate <i>Folk</i> Burright
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Catherine Elmira Kate <i>Folk</i> Burright
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