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 Clara Lenore <I>Stillman</I> Burdick

Clara Lenore Stillman Burdick

Birth
Potter Hill, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 23 Jan 1944 (aged 75)
Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 83061626 · View Source
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"The Milton and Milton Junction Courier", Milton Junction, Wisconsin, Thursday, Jan. 27, 1944, p 1.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Milton S. D. B. church for Mrs. J. H. Burdick who died Sunday in a convalescents home in Janesville. Rev. Carroll L. Hill officiated and Kenneth Babcock sang two selections. Burial was in Milton cemetery with Rev. W. D. Burdick, Prof. W. D. Burdick, Prof. D. N. Inglis, L. A. Babcock, R. L. Hull and Elston Shaw acting as pallbearers. Out of town relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. Percy Burdick of Rockford and son S/Sgt. David Burdick of Spokane, Wash.

Clara Lenore Stillman, daughter of Jairus M. and Lenore Langworthy Stillman, was born Jan. 6, 1869, at Potters Hill, R. I., her mother dying at her birth. She was taken into the home of her grandparents, the William L. Langworthys, Watch Hill, R. I., where she grew to womanhood. She attended the Boston Conservatory of Music, Alfred University and Milton College, receiving special musical training in all these schools. Her father, Dr. J. M. Stillman, was director of vocal music in Milton College for many years. She possessed a soprano voice of unusual quality, in which her father took great pride.

While attending Milton College, she met Dr. Justin H. Burdick, a practicing physician in Milton, to whom she was married Sept. 2, 1898, at Watch Hill, R. I. Dr. Burdick brought his bride to his Milton home on High street. Both were interested in church and civic affairs.

Dr. Burdick was killed in an automobile accident April 3, 1939, in which Mrs. Burdick was critically injured. She had 13 bones fractured and she never fully recovered. She was a patient in Mercy hospital, Janesville, for a time prior to the last three weeks of her life in the convalescent home where she died.

Survivors are the three sons, William, Robert and Roger, and two daughters, Ruth and Phyllis, and seven grandchildren.


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  • Created by: Jon Saunders
  • Added: 6 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83061626
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clara Lenore Stillman Burdick (6 Jan 1869–23 Jan 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83061626, citing Milton Cemetery, Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Jon Saunders (contributor 47674050) .