|Birth: ||Apr. 23, 1840|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1925|
From The Globe Free Press, April 9, 1925
THE LIFE HISTORY OF ARCHIBALD BURK
Archibald Burk was born in Otsego County, New York, April 23, 1840, and died at Rippey, Iowa, March 30, 1925 aged 84 years, 11 months and 7 days. In the spring of 1855 he came with his parents, Amos S. and Catherine (Allen) Burk to Washington Township Greene Co., Iowa, where he lived practically all the rest of his life. He was one of the pioneers of this section of Iowa having lived here nearly 70 years. He was educated in the common schools and followed the occupation of farmer.
On the 23 of August 1861 he enlisted in the Civil War, serving as 8th corporal in Company H. Tenth Iowa Infantry. He participated in a number of battles, including the Battle of Madrid, the 1st and 2nd Battles of Corinth, Iuka, Jackson, Champion Hills, Vicksburg and Missionary Ridge. He was slightly wounded in the head, May 16, 1863 at Champion Hills and badly wounded in the leg, Nov. 28, 1863 at Chattanooga, Tenn. He was discharged at Davenport, Iowa, on account of his wounds, July 15, 1864.
On May 21, 1865 he was united in marriage to Miss Martha M. Heater. To this union four children were born, Mrs. Jennie A. Lovejoy, who preceded the father in death about nine years ago, James A. and George E. of Jamaica, Iowa, and Mrs. Nellie A. Gilliand of Turlock, Calif., all of whom were present.
Mr. Burk was always a man of robust health up until the last winter when he began to fail. The end came last Monday morning. He said he was ready to go. He has finished his course. He fought a good fight. He was a loyal patriot. A faithful husband and father and an honest and upright citizen and a true friend.
He was a member of the Rippey M. E. Church, with which he united a number of years ago. He was a member of the Rippey Lodge No. 466 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
He is survived by his wife, who walked by his side as life companion for nearly 60 years, three children previously mentioned, two brothers, Cortez of Oregon City, Ore., and LeRoy of Wis., three sisters, Mrs. Emaline Holler of Perry, Mrs. Samantha McClain of Jolly, and Mrs. Sarah Derry of Callwell, Idaho. Besides these are 20 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
The march of another soldier is over, his battles are all fought, his victories all won and he has now lain to rest awhile under the arching sky to await the final bugle call of the Great Commander.
Services were held Wednesday afternoon from the M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. C. W. Hohenshalt of Ogden, Rev. E. M. Buehler and Bernard Rust of Rippey. Interment was made in the Rippey Cemetery. (bio by: Tag Sale Clippings)
Amos S. Burk (1811 - 1865)
Catherine Allen Burk (1815 - 1898)
Martha M. Heater Burk (1851 - 1930)
Jennie A Burk Lovejoy (1866 - 1916)*
James A Burk (1868 - 1946)*
George E Burk (1870 - 1934)*
James Amos Burke (1831 - 1923)*
Joshua Burk (1833 - 1890)*
Caroline Burke Young (1838 - 1871)*
Archibald Burk (1840 - 1925)
Fernando Cortes Burk (1854 - 1934)*
Plot: Block 6 Lot 2
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Record added: Jul 12, 2009
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