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Marcus Bronson Burch
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1860
Ontario County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1924
Livingston County
New York, USA

The Livonia Gazette (Livonia, New York)
Friday, 06 June 1924

After an illness that dated back to August of last year, Marcus B. Burch died at his residence in this village Wednesday evening. He was born December 7, 1860, in Canadice, where he passed his early manhood. In 1883 he went to Livonia to work for the Erie railroad. There he stayed for six years, subsequently going to Cohocton with the Erie for one year, and then to Dansville with the D. L. & W. for fifteen years. From Dansville he came to Hemlock, where he had been in the coal business for the past seventeen years. The only immediate relatives surviving are Mrs. Burch and one daughter, Mrs. George Powell. Mr. Burch was a past grand of the Hemlock
I. O. O. F., which organization will attend the funeral in a body. The services will be held from the late residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Sanderson officiating. Burial will be at Honeoye.
Hemlock, June 5.

The Livonia Gazette (Livonia, New York)
Friday, 13 June 1924

A Tribute to M. B. Burch
In the passing of Marcus B. Burch the writer has lost a friend of over twenty-five years, and in all these years of friendship he knew Marcus Burch as a jovial, broad-minded, generous man.
"Mark" Burch was a thoroughbred optimist. He knew no stormy days, neither did he know any to-morrow. He lived from day to day, in the belief that all was for the best, and was ready for whatever the day brought forth. Whether the sky was gray or blue, he was always the same. He radiated sunshine, he carried sunshine into the home, to his lodge meetings, and to his office; and no matter how much one had the blues a visit with him would drive them away. In helping the needy and giving to charity he had but one motto, "Seek and ye shall find, ask and it shall be given you."
Due to his knowledge of railroading and his business ability "Mark" Burch prevented many families in this vicinity from suffering from the cold during the war when there was such a shortage of coal, and in alloting out this coal he drew no lines of distinction. The poor man was on a par with the rich. It was at this time, too, that he proved to the people of Hemlock and vicinity that "a friend in need is a friend indeed."
Mr. Burch was for a long time station agent for the Lackawanna people at Dansville; therefore his friends in and around Dansville were legion. It was at Dansville, too, that he earned the name "Lackawanna" Burch.
It's the "Mark" Burch type of men that makes the world and any community a better place in which to live.
Richmond Mills, June 10.
Family links: 
  Birdsey Hawley Burch (1831 - 1905)
  Alvira Adams Burch (1838 - 1915)
  Delta Beam Burch (1862 - 1935)
  Lena G. Burch Powell (1884 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Lakeview Cemetery
Ontario County
New York, USA
Created by: Orville E. Hamman Jr.
Record added: Mar 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50029095
Marcus Bronson Burch
Added by: Orville E. Hamman Jr.
Marcus Bronson Burch
Added by: Orville E. Hamman Jr.
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