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 Elizabeth <I>Wookey</I> Burch

Elizabeth Wookey Burch

Death 9 Apr 1922 (aged 85)
Morrison, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Burial Morrison, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 92762023 · View Source
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Obit from IL Genealogy Trails:

ELIZABETH (WOOKEY) BURCH, one of the early and highly esteemed residents of the county, passed away about 11:45 Sunday at her home on East Morris Street, Morrison IL, after an illness of several months duration. By her death this vicinity loses one of its most highly respected citizens; a woman who had a friendly smile and a kindly word for all with whom she came in contact, and one whose residence here had taken her through the period of pioneer days.

Mrs. Burch was born in Somersetshire, England, at Therborne Farm, in East Harptree on May 29, 1835, and consequently at the time of her death was almost 87 years of age. Her parents were George and Maria [Bryant] Wookey, who, when Mrs. Burch was about fourteen years of age, came to the United States and took up their residence at Kenosha, WI.

A family of thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Burch, seven of that number having already passed beyond. These are William, Frank, Marion, Nellie, Ella, Thomas and Mary. Those surviving are four sons, L. W. and H. H. Burch of Ustick IL, George of Dixon IL, and Fred of Sterling IL, and two daughters, Mrs. H. W. Dysart of Franklin Grove, IL, and Mrs. James Spears of Baldwin City, KS, all of whom were at her bedside when the end came. Mrs. Burch is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 8 great grand children besides a large number of friends who will cherish her memory.

Mrs. Burch was a member of the Eastern Star, but her health has not permitted her to attend the meetings of the order for some time. She was also a member of the Methodist Church, the pastor of which Rev. P. R. McMahan will have charge of the services. Funeral services are to be held at the home at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, interment following in Grove Hill Cemetery. -- Contributed by Reta Kleve

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  • Maintained by: Tom Burch
  • Originally Created by: Dave and Pam Jindrich
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92762023
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Wookey Burch (29 May 1836–9 Apr 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92762023, citing Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Tom Burch (contributor 48484489) .