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Burford - Joseph R.


Source: Waveland Independent, Sept 4, 1925

Joseph Burford was born in Parke Co, Indiana Oct 14, 1850 and departed this life, Aug 22, 1925 near New Market, Ind at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 8 days. He was married nov 6, 1883 to Emma L. Durham. To this union was born one son, Clarence V, who still abides at home. Besides the wife and son, two brothers survive him, Robert and Jesse of Waveland. Mr. Burford was a member of the Free and Accepted Order of Masons. He belonged to the Waveland lodge for many years. The outstanding characteristics in the life of the deceased were clean thinking and high ideals of human conduct. He disliked hypocrisy and deception. As a man he was highly respected, as a neighbor he was greatly loved, being called Uncle Joe by those who were closedly associated with him. He lived close to the scriptural admonition of keeping clean hands and a pure heart. He was a firm believer in the sovereighnty of a God who is fully able and willing to take care of his children. -- kbz

Source: Waveland Independent, August 28, 1925

Joseph R. Burford died at his home near New Market on Saturday evening following a stroke of apoplexy. Funeral services were held at the home on Monday afternoon. The services at the grave were in charge of the Waveland Masonic Lodge. He was born near Parkeville, Oct. 2, 1850. He married Emma J. Durham in 1883. She survives him with one son, Clarence: also two brothers, Robert and Jesse. - kbz
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