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William Jefferson Burge
1860 - 1912
Greeley Tribune, Vol. 77, No. 362, October 16, 1985, p A4 and the Fort Lupton Press, Vol 86 Number 43, October 17, 1985, p 10:
Burge Laid to Rest--Fort Lupton Press
The funeral services of William "Will" Jefferson Burge, husband of Julia H. Winbourn Burge, was the known son of Wylie and Martha Wisdom Burge and may have been their first child who was born on July 12, 1860. Two sons were born after William and a brother and sister died when William was a young boy. William was not quite 2 years old when his father enlisted May 1862 in the army of the Confederate States of America. After the war, in about 1867, his parents, William and his brother, Wylie, moved from Whitesville, Harris Co, GA to Jackson Co, AL. He grew up in this area, on a farm, until his marriage to Julina Winbourn. Services were held last Sunday at the M. E. Church, of which Mr. Burge was a trustee, by the Rev. Adams. After the services at the church the remains were given to the Masonic Lodge of which Mr. Burge was a member. The ceremony given by the local lodge was very impressive, about 45 masons being in procession with the members of the Eastern Star to lead the procession. The coffin which held the remains was banked with lovely floral offerings as a token of the friendship which existed between Mr. Burge and his many friends. Bountiful Chapter No. 72, O. E. S. Fort Lupton, Colo. 1912
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