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 John Henry Birge

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John Henry Birge

  • Birth 1860 Daviess County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 9 Mar 1924 London, Pope County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 9479252

John was the son of Harvey Birge and Sarah Billingsley. He was the brother of Martha Jane, Thomas Patrick, William Harvey, James O., Sally Mary and Matilda.

He married three times:
1) Sarah 'Sallie' Tunnell on May 31, 1885 in Columbus, Johnson County, Missouri. They had two children, John Thomas and William Oscar.
2) Alice Snoddy on July 17, 1891. They had 6 children, George Washington, Lillie, Mary Rosetta, Charlie Greer, Zora Lillian and Elzie 'Bud'.
3) Winnie Murphy.

John Henry Birge was my great grandfather.

I received this obituary from someone on the internet who came across it.

From the Russellville newspsper:
Courier Democrat, March 13, 1924
John Henry BIRGE of London, Ark., was born in Missouri on December 3, 1860. He came to Arkansas about 35 years ago. He was taken ill on March 4th and died March 9th, of paralysis. He was interred at the White Church, Rev. Patterson of Russellville conducting the funeral.
Besides his wife he leaves five sons, three daughters, a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death.


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  • Created by: Jane Stacy Eubanks
  • Added: 19 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9479252
  • Jane Stacy Eubanks
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Birge (1860–9 Mar 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9479252, citing Delphia Cemetery, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Jane Stacy Eubanks (contributor 46556435) .