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 Joseph Henry “Joe” Burkhart

Joseph Henry “Joe” Burkhart

Birth
Hopkins County, Texas, USA
Death 14 Mar 1917 (aged 58)
Hopkins County, Texas, USA
Burial Nelta, Hopkins County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 67669249 · View Source
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Joseph Henry Burkhart was born in August of 1858 to parents, Thomas Campbell and Margaret Barclay Burkhart. He was called Joe.

Joe Burkhart became engaged to a young lady named May N. Barclay who was the daughter of Andrew Groff and Elmira Bottoms Barclay. Just before they were to be married, May became ill and died. Joe already had the gold engraved band bought for his bride. He later gave the band to his niece, Kate Burkhart. It still remains in the family today. The family story tells that Joe never got over May's death and never married.

Joe Burkhart was a farmer. He lived out his entire life in the old home built by his parents at Oakdale. When his sister, Margaret Christina Burkhart Clark, became a young widow, she moved into the family home with him. He helped to rear her three young children.

Joe Burkhart died in 1917 in Hopkins County, Texas. He would have been about fifty-nine years of age. He was buried in the Nelta Cemetery.



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  • Created by: Sarah Clark Stevens
  • Added: 30 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67669249
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Henry “Joe” Burkhart (Aug 1858–14 Mar 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67669249, citing Nelta Cemetery, Nelta, Hopkins County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Clark Stevens (contributor 47007170) .