Source: Waveland Independent, Nov 22, 1929
Robert Burford whose death had been expected for several days passed away at three on Friday morning. Funeral services at the Presbyterian Church on Sat. afternoon were in charge of Rev. HR Sigler. Burial at Maple Ridge cemetery. The pallbearers were Grant Vail, Will Y. Durham, Harry Durham Dan Goodwin, J.D. & A.C. Deere and C.A. Kleiser. The flowers were carried by Mrs. Machledt and Misses Cordelia Rule, Frances Milligan and Clara Mae Oldshue.
The following obituary was read: On the morning of Nov 15, Robert Burford was born in Parke County, July 17, 1859. He was the son of James and Sarah Reddish Burford and one of a family of six children. On May 30, 1893 he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Teague of Marshall. To this union was born one child, Mrs. Robert May Denk. Besides the wife and daughter, Mr. Burford is survived by three grandchildren, Robert A, Majory and Mary Virginia Denk, one brother, Jesse M. Burford, besides a number of nieces and nephews. The deceased was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Waveland. A number of years ago he was elected deacon of this organization, which office he was holding at the time of his death. Robert Burford was a man of splendid character and high ideals. He was quiet and unassuming in manner, a devoted husband and father, and a kind neighbor. no higher tribute can be paid him than to say he was a good man. Those present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. James Burford and son and Mrs. Rose Burford of Frankfort; Mrs. Joe Burford and son, Clarence and Mr. and Mrs. Will Burgess of New Market; Mr. and Mrs. Jesses Burford of Terre Haute; Miss Cox, Miss Reeve, Mr. Wisely and Mr. Bogardus of the Indiana Teachers College; Mrs. Ted Cunningham, Mrs. Leverett Harshbarger, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fullenwider and Mrs. Irving Fullenwider of Indinapolis; R.A. denk and Ed Shafor of New Palestine; Mr. and Mrs. charles Asbury, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Asbury, John Asbury, Mrs. J.H. Rush, Oscar Burford, Mrs. Thomas Banta, Mr. and Mrs. Will Kincaid; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cannon, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Teague, Mrs. Clarence McMurtry, Mrs. Ora Newlin, Thomas Truman and Rudy Peyton of Marshall. - kbz