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Burgess - Harold Omer

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, July 30, 1942

Harold Omer Burgess 57 a brother-in-law to Mrs. Charles W. Kritz died in the Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon following a major operation the same morning. Funeral services at the home in Crawfordsville on Tuesday afternoon were in charge of Rev EA Arthur, former pastor of the Crawfordsville Presbyterian Church. Burial at Oak Hill. Mr. Burgess was the son of William and Martha j. Burgess and was born in Ladoga March 31, 1885. He was graduated from the HS and received his bachelors degree from Wabash in 1908. He was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honorary fraternity while attending Wabash. After graduation he taught in McAlester College in Minn and took post graduate work int eh Univ of Michigan and the Univ. of Pa. For several years he has been teaching history in the Crawfordsville HS. He married Miss Helen Burgess in 1910 who survives, with two sisters, Miss Queen Burgess of Crawfordsville and Mrs. Forrest Harrington of Whitewater, Wis. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Elks Lodge those attending the funeral from Waveland were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kritz; Mrs George Cowan; Mrs. R.J. Glover; Mrs. Bert Kritz; Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Deere. Also former Waveland people from Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Croinger; Mrs. Leon Duncan and Mrs. Oscar Cook. - typed by kbz

Source: Indianapolis News 27 July 1942 (Mon) p 12

Crawfordsville, July 27 – Harold Omer Burgess, age 57, history teacher in Crawfordsville HS 20 years and formerly connected with the schools at Speedway died in an Indianapolis hospital following an operation Saturday.  A native of Montgomery County he was graduated in 1908 from Wabash College with Phi Beta Kappa honors and he taught in MacAlester College, St. Paul Minn for several years after graduation and while there received his master’s degree at the University of Minnesota.  A sponsor of the “Old Gold and Blue,” high school paper here, he took much interest in high school activities. He was a member of the Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church. The widow and two sisters survive. - kbz

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