McHenry County, Illinois
d. July 8, 1897
G.L. Barnard, aged 74 years, died at the old Barnard homestead, near Greenwood, Thursday evening. He had gone to work in the garden at 1 o'clock on the afternoon of that day, and was found unconscious thirty minutes later. It was a case of sunstroke. He passed away at 9:30p.m. The funeral will be held at the home at 10:30 this morning, and the remains will be interred in the Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Barnard was born in Bradford county, Pa., in 1823, and moved with his parents to Illinois in 1824. In 1847 he married at Solon to Miss Ruth N. Yates, who died three years ago. Five children were born to them, one of whom died in 1865. Mrs. Thos. Burke of this village is his daughter. Mr. Barnard served one year in the late war, and was a member of the G.A.R. He was highly respected by all who knew him. [McHenry county newspaper obit, submitted by Jane Culver Ingram ]
Mrs. Ruth N.Barnard
d.October 13, 1894
Died, at her home in the village of Greenwood, Oct. 13, 1894, of paralysis, Mrs. Ruth N. Barnard, after a short illness. Deceased was born in Cayuga county, N. Y., April 1, 1828, came west with her parents in 1845, and was married to Geo. Barnard at Solon, Nov. 4, 1848. She leaves four children -- Edgar C. of Ringwood; Marcia D. James, of Dickens IA.; Ensley D., of Greenwood; Ida A. Burke, of McHenry; who with her aged husband, are left to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. The funeral was held at the M.E. church, Oct. 15. The Rev. Wm. Nickle spoke feelingly to a large concourse of friends and neighbors, who followed her remains to the Greenwood cemetery, where she was laid by the side of her mother, who died a few years ago. Deceased possessed many noble traits of character, and was loved and esteemed by all who knew her.
No, we never can forget thee,
And we would not have it so;
While thy smiling image haunts us
Thro' the years that come and go.
Sun and moon may set in darkness,
Wander thro' the depths of space,
All the spheres be dead and lifeless
Ere we forget our mother's face.
Card of Thanks
To those who so kindly assisted us in the sickness and death of our mother we return thanks, hoping they may find friends equally as kind in
their hour of affliction. Geo. Barnard and Family
[McHenry county newspaper obit, c. Oct. 1894, submitted by Jane Culver Ingram]
In McHenry county, Illinois, on the 25th ult., of congestive fever, LYMAN BURGIT, aged 28 years. The deceased was a citizen of Livingston county, Ills., and has left a wife and one child to mourn his early death. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 5, Number 23, 22 November 1844; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Mrs. Ida Burke
d. October 24, 1934
Mrs. Ida Burke of Dickens who died October 24
Dickens: Funeral services for Mrs. Ida A. Burke of Dickens, who passed away suddenly last Wednesday, October 24, 1934, at eleven o'clock p.m., were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home and at two o'clock at the Dickens Congregational church, Rev. B.J. Trickey, pastor officiating. Interment was in the Dickens cemetery. Six great nephews acted as casket bearers. They were Rupert Miller, George Brownell, George Horan, Howard Culver, Earl Taylor and George James.
Mrs. Burke was 78 years, seven months and 11 days of age, and passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred James. Death came suddenly. Although Mrs. Burke had been ill for four weeks, she was considered improving, and had had visitors during most of the afternoon prior to her death. Ida Annis Burke, daughter of George and Ruth Barnard, was born in Greenwood township, McHenry County, Ill., April 13, 1856. She was married in 1875 to Thomas Burke. In 1878 they moved to Iowa where they resided until 1888 when they moved to McHenry, Ill. Here Mr. Burke conducted a meat market, and later took up farming.
In 1915 Mr. Burke died, and in 1916 his wife came to Dickens to live with her only sister, the late Mrs. George James, later making her home with her nephew, Fred James. Mourning Mrs. Burke's passing are 11 nieces and nephews, and 25 great great nieces and nephews. The two brothers and two sisters of Mrs. Burke preceded her in death. ["The Daily Reporter", Spencer, Iowa, October 1934 , submitted by Jane Culver Ingram]
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