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Burke, Albert E.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 28, credited to Hyde Park, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/14/62, m/i 9/1/62, MSCN, Co. D, 11th VT INF, m/o 5/13/65

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VITALS

Birth: 01/13/1837, Morristown, VT
Death: 04/21/1910

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 60077397

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Riverside Cemetery, Morrisville, VT

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Obituary

Source: Morrisville News and Citizen: April 27, 1910

Albert E. Burke, a well known and respected citizen of this village, and practically a life long resident of Morristown, died at his home on Main Street last Thursday evening at about 7 O'clock, after an illness of less than a week. Death was due to cirrhosis of the liver, and complicated by heart trouble of long standing. He had been in usual health until the Friday preceding death, his condition being critical from the first.

The deceased was born in the locality in Morrisville now called Brooklyn 73 years ago last January 13th.

He was the youngest of four children born to Asahel and Zeviah Walker Burke, his sister Mrs. L.S. Rand of this village being the only surviving member of the family.

The years of his early manhood were spent in Morristown and Hyde Park. He married for his first wife, Lucy, daughter of Sullivan Spaulding of this town. One son was born to them who lived to the age of 18, the mother dying about 39 years ago

On November 11, 1874 he was united in marriage to Susan E. Savage, daughter of Lemuel and Achea Wood Savage. For many years Mr. Burke was engaged in the painting business having a shop in the village until on account of ill health he was obliged to change his occupation to that of farming.He bought the farm on the Wolcott road now occupied by W.J. Benson. Mr. and Mrs Burke made their home there, and on the Garfield Road a number of years. They came to Morrisville just eight years ago, purchasing a home on Cherry Ave., where they lived until moving to their new home on Main Street last September.

On August 28, 1862, Mr. Burke enlisted in Co. D., 11th Vt. Volunteers as musician for a period of three years, and served until the close of the war.

He was a member of Mount vernon Lodge F. & A.M., Coral Chapter O.E.S., Lamoille Grange, and J.M. Warner Post G.A.R., being commander of the latter organization at the time of his death

Mr.Burke was a man of unassuming manner, of genial and happy disposition, and always discharged his obligations with the strictest integretity. Although not a member of any church he was a believer in the Adventist faith, and lived a consistent Christian life.

His funeral was held from the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. C.C.St. Clare of the Congregational Church officiating, assisted by Rev. Geo. W. Tabor.

Submitted by Deanna French.

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