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Burks - Mary Katherine Bruin


Source: Waveland Independent, Feb 11, 1937

Mrs. Mary Katherine BURKS, who formerly lived west of town on a farm, died at the home of her granddaughter, MRs. Miriam BARNES in Logansport ofn Sunday morning. The body was brought here on Tuesday to the home of her niece, Mrs. EG Bowen. Funeral services at Guion Presbyterian Church on Wed. afternoon were in charge of Rev. H. Ray Sigler. Burial in the Bruin Cemetery. She was the daughter of Mr. and mrs. Daniel Bruin and was born near GUion 85 years ago. She was the widow of John Bruin. Their only child, Mrs. Nell Burks Moore died several years ago. - kbz

Source: Rockville Tribune Feb 10, 1937

Mrs. Kitty Burks, who was a lifelong resident of Parke County died Sunday evening Feb 4 at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Harold Barnes in Logansport. Until 8 years ago, when she went to live with her granddaughter at Logansport. Mrs. Burks was active in the conduct of her farm in north Parke County. She was an authority on farming, especially dairying and on several occasions was called to make addresses on the subject at Purdue University. Mrs. Burks was born Juy 17, 1854 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bruin. She was married to John Burks and to this union were born three children, Fountain V, Laura M, and Nellie Burks Moore, none of whom survive her. She is survived by the granddaughter, Mrs. Marion Moore Barnes. Funeral services were held this afternoon at Guion. - kbz

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