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JESSE MORTON BURFORD
Source: Waveland Independent, May 18, 1939
Jesse BURFORD died at his home in Terre Haute on Monday. Funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday afternoon and a short service here in Maple Ridge cemetery. He was born in Jan 1863 on a farm SW of Byron now owned by Cecil Rusk. He was the son of James and Sarah REDDISH Burford, and was the last of six children: Joseph; John; Oliver; Mrs. John C. Canine; Rober tand Jesse. He grew up on what is known as the CC DEMAREE farm where Raymond GREVE now lives, and attended No. 5 School. He engaged in farming and later in the livery business in Waveland. He married Elizabeth MILLIGAN now dead. Their only child, Harold was killed when six years old being dragged to death by an Indian pony. Later he married C. Bertha SCHWEITZER, dean of women in the Terre Haute Normal, and had made his home here. Mrs. Albert DENK of Delphi is a niece.
Source: Russellville News May 19, 1939 – Jesse Morton BURFORD of Terre Haute, brother of William Oliver Burford of Roachdale, died age 76 on Sunday. He was born in Parke County and lived near Waveland until 1920 when he moved to Terre Haute. He was the son of Rev. James and Sarah Ann Reddish Burford, youngest of six children, all of whom preceded him in death. The four brothers were Joseph Burford of New Market; Judge John Henry Burford of Oklahoma territory and Robert Burford of Waveland. There was also a sister Mary Burford of Waveland. . Source: Obituary Excerpts of Mary Jo Johnson housed in Crawfordsville District Public Library. We appreciate Mary Jo’s willingness to share these.
Note: Not an obit but nifty little piece :) kz
Source: Waveland Independent Aug 14, 1908
Jesse Burford was laid out Saturday and Sunday by a violent attack of cholera morbus. He's able to talk about red hogs again, however.
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