Person:Margaret Burke (21)

  • HPerry Brown1825 - 1897
  • WMargaret Burke1824 - 1910
m. 11 Jan 1849
  1. Cynthia Carolyn BrownAbt 1855 - 1934
Facts and Events
Name[1] Margaret Burke
Alt Name[2] Margaret Burk
Gender Female
Birth[1] 21 May 1824 Kentucky, United States
Marriage 11 Jan 1849 to Perry Brown
Death[1] 1 Feb 1910 Valley Falls, Jefferson, Kansas, United States
Burial[1] Valley Falls Cemetery, Valley Falls, Jefferson, Kansas, United States

Margaret Burke was born in Kentucky on May 21, 1824, died at her home in Valley Falls, Kansas on February 1, 1910, at the age of 85 years, 8 months and 10 days. In 1827 she moved with her parents to Hamilton county, Indiana. On January 11, 1849 she was united in marriage to Perry Brown, and to this union nine children were born, three of whom with the husband preceded her to the beyond. Those living are, Mrs. Sarah Owens and Mrs. Belle O'Hara of Topeka, Mrs. Amelia Hull of McPherson, Kansas, and Mrs. Cynthia Jackson and George and James Brown of Valley Falls. With her family Mrs. Brown came to Kansas in 1870 and has resided in or near Valley Falls ever since. In 1889 she became a christian uniting with the Christian church of this place and remained a faithful and loyal member till the time of her death.

Grandma Brown, as she was commonly known, was a sweet and gentle, yet strong character. Although for months a sufferer and confined to the house she was always patient, and radiated sunshine to those about her. Those who ministered to her in her suffering say that they received more help than they gave. Hers was a life made strong and bright by unfaltering faith, and she is now at re4st with Him who said, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

The funeral was held from the home by her pastor L. A. Wilson, and interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Obituary (Margaret Brown nee Burke), in Valley Falls, Jefferson, Kansas, United States. Valley Falls New Era
    Page 8, Column 3, 10 Feb 1910.
  2. Death of an Old Citizen, in Valley Falls, Jefferson, Kansas, United States. Valley Falls New Era
    Page 5, column 3, 16 Oct 1897.

    Perry Brown was born in Hamilton county, Indiana. May 11th, 1825, and died at his home in Valley Falls, Oct. 9, 1897, aged 72 years, 4 months and 27 days. He was married to Margaret Burk Jan. 11, 1849. In the fall of 1870 he moved to Jefferson county, Kansas, where he lived until his death. He united with the Christian church in 1889 and lived a Christian the remainder of his life. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Rothwell, pastor of the Christian church, and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives.