Etc. -- William C. Burke's 1915 obituary
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A transcription of a page 1 article in the 19 Aug 1915 Waterford Star newspaper.

Death of Wm. C. Burke

Mr. Wm. C. Burke passed away at his home in Hartford, Friday, Aug. 13th, after an illness of several months.

Deceased was in his 79th year, and was the oldest of a family of nine children of the late Rev. John Burke, missionary to the Indians. Mr. Burke's life has been mostly spent in Hartford, except for brief residences in Brantford and Waterford. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge and Foresters and was a member and faithful attendant of the Baptist church. He will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends.

The funeral was held from his late residence on Sunday, Aug. 15th, the bearers being Messrs. Richard, George and J. J. Burke, A. S. Zavitz, W. Church and I. Wilcox. After interment an impressive memorial service, which was largely attended, was held in the church, Rev. Mr. Gregory officiating.

Besides his widow, Mr. Burke is survived by four brothers, J. J. and Richard, of Brantford, George of Hagersville, and Harmon of Chicago. Six children also mourn the loss of a loving father and friend: Mrs. T. H. Huckberrough and Mrs. Wilfred Nicolson of Winnipeg, Miss Lorena Burke of Springfield, Mass., Mrs. A. S. Zavitz of Waterford, Theodore Burke of Hartford, and Rev. Norman Burke of Highlands, Alta.

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