24 May 2012

Obituary of John Alonzo Burgess

From The Detroit Free Press, January 19, 1918:

BURGESS--January 16, at his home, __ 79 Milwaukee west, John Alonzo Burgess, aged 80 years, beloved husband of Dinah Burgess, father of Albert E., Charles W., Emma and the late Thomas A. Burgess.  Funeral from residence Saturday, 2 p.m.  Burial private.

His death record stated that he was born in New York, the son of Theodore and Sarah Ann (Barker) Burgess on October 24, 1837.  Burial in Evergreen Cemetery.  The informant was Emma Burgess.

Alonzo (a carpenter), Dinah and children Emma, Albert, and Charles were living in Detroit in 1900.  The couple had been married 40 years.  Dinah was born in England and immigrated in 1855.

United States Census, 1910
residence: Detroit Ward 2, Wayne, Michigan
Alory J Burgess M 72y
 Dinah Burgess F 72y
child Emma L Burgess F 37y


T J Sawyer said...

Emma L. Burgess was a long-time employee of Burroughs Adding Machine Company in Detroit. She was pictured in The Burroughs Magazine in about 1913 when she took over the Central Files department. She lived close to the company in the Webster Hall apartments and was apparently a very dedicated employee. In 1934, along with two younger friends from Detroit, she took a round-the-world cruise on the S. S. President Johnson.

I would love to know more about her beyond the 1940 census which appears to show her still employed at BAMCO.

PalmsRV said...

Thanks for the additional information!