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Obituary of HENRY L. BURT
The community was sorry to learn of the passing of another one of the older citizens, Henry L. BURT, was passed on at six-thirty o'clock Friday morning.

Mr. BURT has been in failing (health) for some time,
but just the last two weeks his condition became serious, although he was able to be up until the last two days. Mr. BURT had a wide acquaintance, who were sorry to learn of his passing.

Henry L. BURT, the second son of Calvin and Victoria BURT, was born Aug 19, 1864 at Pennyville, PA and passed away at his home in Haddam, KS, Friday morning, May 16, 1941, at the age of 76 years, 8 months and 27 days.

He came to Kansas with his parents when he was ten years old. The family settled on a farm near Haddam, where he grew to manhood.

On Dec 25, 1887 he was united in marriage to Miss Annie CONGLETON. To this union three sons were born; Ralph of Haddam, KS, George of Rice, KS and
Frank, Haddam, KS.

After Mr. and Mrs. BURT's marriage they moved to
their farm located five miles south and one mile west of Haddam, where they lived for half a century. Mr. BURT was a prominent man in his community.

He was a member of the Howard School board for many years and served a number of terms as trustee of Grant Township. In 1928, Mr. BURT was elected as a county commissioner, in which capacity he served for four years.

During his life time, Mr. BURT was an extensive land owner, farmer and stockman. He was a large cattle and hog raiser, and his greatest pride was his good horses. He was an ardent admirer of fine saddle horses and saddles. During his most active years, he took great pride in his well-kept stock, his yards and corrals.

The past few years, Mr. BURT's health has been failing an about two years ago, they moved to Haddam. After a brave fight he failed rapidly the past ---weeks. Even though he apparently knew his days were few, he was quite cheerful, telling his family that he was alright.

His passing brings a personal loss to his many friends. They knew him for his true worth, his honesty and his service to his community.

He is survived by his companion, who traveled through more than fifty years with him, his three sons, two granddaughters and two grandsons, one brother, John BURT of Los Angeles, Ca, besides many other relatives and friends.

His parents, and two brothers, Edwin and Frank preceded him in death. Another one of our older citizens has migrated to new achievements and new awards, and has met the just judge, leaving the
community in which he lived a finer heritage for his having been here.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock, Sunday afternoon at the Haddam Methodist church, the Rev. Bert POERCH of Linn, Conducting the

Mrs. H.L. GRASSLE, W.S. STEARNS and T.E. BEEMAN sang, accompanied by Miss Marjorie TEDRO at the piano. Pallbearers, were life-time friends and associates, A.R. HOFFMAN, W.T. ROONEY, L.E. HARRIS, Ed CORNWELL, Frank RYSER, and Sam BURTON. Interment was made in
the Haddam Cemetery.

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines

Last Updated:  Thursday, November 29, 2001 22:44:23

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