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Solomon Burk, Jr.

Solomon Burk, Jr.[1]

Male 1857 - 1931  (73 years)

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  • Name Solomon Burk  [2, 3
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 11 Aug 1857  Darlington, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID K2XQ-583 
    Died 1931  [5
    Buried Burk Cemetery, Harwich Twp, Kent Co., ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9186  Main
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2018 

    Father Solomon Burk,   b. 23 Jul 1828,   d. 9 Aug 1916  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Mary Patterson,   b. Abt 1836,   d. 17 Jun 1872  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1852  Darlington, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F1627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Elizabeth Dennis,   b. 4 Mar 1859, Chatham, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937, , Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1881  Blenheim, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Carrie Burk,   b. 16 Dec 1881, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edward Burk,   b. 22 Jan 1883, Harwich Township, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Christian Burk,   b. 22 Jan 1884, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sherman Burk,   b. 11 Jul 1885, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1987, Blenheim, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
     5. Roy Burk,   b. 11 Dec 1886, Harwich, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Merton Burk,   b. 19 Jun 1888, Harwich County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1981, Blenheim, Harwich, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +7. Eugene Burk,   b. 29 Jun 1890, Harwich, Kent, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Bernice Mabel Burk,   b. 18 Mar 1892, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Phyllis Alleluia Burk,   b. 3 Mar 1894, Harwich, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Valma Evelyn Burk,   b. 27 Oct 1895, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969  (Age 73 years)
     11. Stephen Douglas Burk,   b. 27 Aug 1899, Harwich, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Marthy Burk,   b. 8 Aug 1903, Orford, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F3467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Solomon Burk, Jr. and family
    Solomon Burk, Jr. and family
    Source: Graham Stewart

    Headstones
    Solomon Burk family headstone
    Solomon Burk family headstone
    Solomon Burk, Harriet Dennis, and daughter Valma Evelyn.

  • Notes 
    • From: The Blenheim News-Tribune - Wednesday April 15, 1931 - page 1

      Solomon Burk Left
      Large Family Intact
      --------------
      Passed Away Wednesday After a Long
      Illness -- Born in Harwich Tp.
      -------------
      Solomon Burk a widely known citi-
      zen of Blenheim and Harwich, passed
      away in the hospital at Chatham last
      Wednesday after a long illness. He
      was born in Harwich seventy-three
      years ago, and had lived in Harwich
      and Blenheim all his life, except for a
      few years spent at Highgate. He was
      always actively associated with the
      community life here.

      Mr. Burk was taken to the hospital
      a few days before he passed away and
      an operation failed to provide the re-
      lief that was hoped for.

      He is survived by his wife and five
      sons and six daughters which consti-
      tuted his entire family; as follows:---
      Christian, Sherman, Roy, Merton and
      Stephen all of this community; Mrs.
      Jas. Richardson, Highgate; Mrs. Wm.
      Green, Fargo; Mrs. Roy Pardo, Blen-
      heim; Mrs. Levi Nutt, Bracebridge;
      Mrs. Ray Marshall, Sandwich, and
      Miss Evelyn, at home.
      There are also two brothers and
      three sisters, William, of Bay City,
      Mich., Mont., of Simcoe; Mrs. Neil
      Rose, Morpeth; Mrs. Les Conlin, Bay
      City Mich., and Mrs. John Rigby, of
      Blenheim.

      Mr. Burk had been a member of
      Kent Lodge, A. F. & A. M.. In religion
      he was a member and faithful worker
      in the Universalist Church. In politics
      he was a staunch Liberal.
      Besides his farming interests he had
      long been identified with the threshing
      industry, and had been an officer of
      the Ontario Threshermen's Associa-
      tion.

      The funeral service was conducted
      at the Universalist Church on Friday
      afternoon by the pastor, Rev. Phillips
      Thayer, and interment was at the Burk
      Cemetery, Fourth Line. During the
      service Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Gladstone,
      of Highgate, sang beautifully "God
      Will Take Care of You" and "Sweet
      Bye and Bye". Miss Munn was the
      accompanist.

      The pall bearers were three cousins,
      Sam., Sidney and James Burk, and old
      neighbours at Highgate, Mat. Dickson,
      Jack Laws and Will Gladstone.

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  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1603] Bob Betts, Bob Betts, (rbetts@wwdc.com), email to JSH 2010 via website (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S969] Graham Stewart, (gstewart8@cogeco.ca), Photo (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 24 Sep 2018), entry for Solomon Burk, person ID K2XQ-583. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S693] Gravestone Photo, Solomon 1857-1931; Harriet E. Dennis 1859-1937; daughter 1895 - Valma Evelyn - 1969. (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 24 Sep 2018), entry for Solomon Burk, person ID L89V-JYV. (Reliability: 3).