Obit: Burke, Ellen A. (1834 - 1891)



----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/11/1891

Burke, Ellen A. (1 MAY 1834 - 4 JUN 1891)

Died, at her residence in this village on June 4, 1891, Ellen A., beloved wife of John Burke, of heart disease, aged 57 years, 1 month and 8 days.

Ellen A. McCarty was born in Wellington Township, Ontario, Canada, May 1, 1834, and came to Wisconsin in 1851, landing at Watertown, where she remained two years. She was united in marriage with John Burke in 1853 and removed to Kingston, Green Lake Co., where they resided on a farm until nine years ago, since which time they have conducted the Douglas House in this village (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.). She was the mother of seven children, George, Mrs. Mary A. Murphy, Edmund, Mrs. Lizzie Roth, Mrs. Ella Poppe, Mrs. Lula Snyder and Miss Pearl, all with her husband surviving her except Edmund, who met his death on the railroad track in this village about two years ago. Respected by all, her death is a sad blow to her immediate relatives and the community in which she so long resided. The funeral was conducted by Rev. C. Weikmann from The Catholic Church on Saturday morning last, twenty-seven carriages following the remains to their last resting place at the Thorp Catholic Cemetery.



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