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Burbridge - William


Source: Crawfordsville Star May 17, 1883

William Burbridge died at his residence corner of Plum and College Streets on last Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. of brain fever, after being confined to his bed only about one week. His health has been very bad for some time and when he took to his bed his change for the worse was so rapid that medical science and the kindly offices of a loving family and dear friends could not wean him back to life. William Burbridge was 53 years of age. He was born in this city and always resided here. He had held office of public trust and long been identified with the business interests of the city. At the time of his death he was book keeper in the large hardware store of William Seawright & Co in Union Block. He was a men of fine business attainments socially he was affable and pleasant and was the proud possessor of many warm friends. While unsuccessful in business on his own account in later years of his life, his disposition was never imbittered, he was still faithful to family and loyal to his friends. He leaves a wife and 3 children: Anna, John and Will. The funeral services were held at the home residence at 2:30 on Monday afternoon being conducted by Elder Green and Elder Colvin of the ME Church. The pall bearers were associates of Mr. Burbridge either in school days of business days and were: MD Manson; H. Rice Canine; William martin; SH Gregg; TD Brown and Jere Keeney. The remains wer einterred at Oak Hill Cemetery. -- kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Evening Journal 5-19-1883

Wiliam BURBRIDGE died at his residence on East College Street last Sat afternoon a few minutes before 4 o'clock. He had been ill for some time and his death was not unexpected. He was born six miles SW of Crawfordsville on what was formerly known as the Gwynn farm - land that was originally entered by his father Judge Burbridge, one of the first settlers of Montgomery County. He was educated at Wabash College, his father carving his farm and removing to town that his children might have better educational advantages. He was married to Mary KING, a half sister of the Robinson brothers of this city, Nov 9, 1854 by whom he had 5 children, 3 of whom survive him. He was the junior member of the firm of Griems & Burbridge who were engaged int he dry goods business for a number of years ont he corner of Green & Market Streets. He afterwards went into partnersthip with Cpt. Hauser in the hardware business. In 1849, while the excitement over the discovery of gold was at the height, he left for the gold fields, with the first company that went from this part of the state. Mr. Burbridge was a man, somewhat reserved and diffident, inheriting many of the excellent qualities of his father, whose name is yet revered and remembered by those who knew him. The funeral will occur at the residence with Rev JW Green officiating., was largely attended. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. -- kbz
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