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Isabel M. Burk, "Belle"

Isabel M. Burk, "Belle"[1]

Female 1853 - 1915  (61 years)

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  • Name Isabel M. Burk  [2, 3, 4
    Suffix "Belle" 
    Born 10 Sep 1853  Harwich, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    FindAGrave URL https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135258741 
    FindAGrave ID 135258741 
    FamilySearch ID LTN4-ZQH 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LTN4-ZQH 
    Died 27 Aug 1915  Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried 29 Aug 1915  Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I3329  Main
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 

    Father Erastus J. Burk,   b. 29 Feb 1816, Darlington Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1897, Coloma, El Dorado County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Matilda Turner,   b. 1 Jul 1822, Tavistock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1905, Mountain View, Santa Clara Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1842  Darlington Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 12
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Possibly married in Leeds, ON abt 1842 [13]
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lawrence H. Coster,   b. 1843, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1915, Loomis, Placer County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1872  Placer, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Lawrence Henry Coster,   b. 1 May 1874, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1948, Alameda, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Belle Coster,   b. Aug 1883, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1883, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Documents
    Sacramento City Cemetery Records
    Sacramento City Cemetery Records
    Year 1849 to 2000
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 
    Family ID F2630  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Erastus Burk and Family
    Erastus Burk and Family
    (Judi Wallbridge McCrae collection) Notation on back: Fred Burk married Miss Freer, Bell Burk Foster, Julia Burk Gates, Mirrette Burk Campbell, Ada Burk Stevens, Grandma Burk (Mathilda Turner), Grandpa Burk. (from left to right but it doesn't say)
    Bell Burk Foster (Isabella Burk)
    Bell Burk Foster (Isabella Burk)

    Documents
    1870 Census - Erastus Burk Family
    1870 Census - Erastus Burk Family
    1880 Census entry for Coster
    1880 Census entry for Coster
    Lawrence Coster, Isabel Burk and their son Lawrence.

  • Notes 
    • From 1910 US Census:

      Name: Belle M.
      Immigration year: 1870 (same as Lawrence)
      Age: 57
      Birthplace: Canada
      Years Married: 38
      Children born: 3
      Children living: 1
      Mother's birthplace: England
      Father's birthplace: Canada

      Laura Smart notes:

      "The fourth of five children of Erastus Joseph Burk (1867-1897) of Darlington, Durham, Ontario and Matilda Turner Burk (1822-1905) of Tavistock, Devon, England. Belle's younger brother was Dr. Frederic Lister Burk, who was a journalist in San Francisco and started what is now known as San Francisco State University." [15]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S690] 1870 U.S. Census, "Isabel M." age 17, at home, born Canada.

    3. [S695] 1910 U.S. Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7884/images/31111_4327280-00277?treeid=&personid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=sJc185&_phstart=successSource&backurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ancestry.com%2Fsearch%2F%3Fname%3DLawrence%2BW._Coster%26birth%3D1843%26death%3D1.

    4. [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, Lawrence H. Coster, head, age 37
      Bell Coster, wife, age 27
      Lawrence Coster, son, age 6.

    5. [S862] Peggy Doyle, (http://www.windsor.igs.net/~pegdoyle/genealogy.htm pegdoyle@kelcom.igs.net), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mdoyle&id=I1136.

    6. [S690] 1870 U.S. Census, "Isabel M." b. Canada, age 17, at home.

    7. [S1714] Laura Smart, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/70035390/person/30209317615/facts.

    8. [S1656] Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135258741/isabel-m_-coster.

    9. [S860] Janice McEachran, Janice McEachran, 6 Nov 2003.

    10. [S860] Janice McEachran, Janice McEachran, email 19 Nov 2004.

      -----Original Message----- From: shawjan@sympatico.ca [mailto:shawjan@sympatico.ca] Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 11:59 AM To: jhowell@jhowell.com Subject: Re: Children of Fred J. Thatcher and Mabel Irene McKinlay

      John I have a marriage date of about 1842 for Erastus and Mathilda. They possibly were married in Leeds Ontario. but no proof as of yet.  Now there is also an Erasuts Burk son of Jessiah (Josiah)Jessie Burk who married Mary Brady.  Jessie and Mary  were married about 1839 probably in the Darlington area.  This Erastus is buried in the Bowmanville cemetery.  This Erastus was born betwwen 1849-1855 and died on the 24 August 1921 or 1927. Below is what was sent to me from Graham Stewart: I hope some of this info helps out.

      ERASTUS AND MAGGIE BURK
      by Harry Douglas Stewart

      Hardly could I close this little account of our Burk forebears without some reference to a delightful old couple with whom, I think, all of "them kids of Harry" were familiar. Maggie Metcalf, who lived brightly for 88 years, was, I suspect, a daughter of another pioneer family whose farm was adjacent to the Burk holdings (see Tremain's Map with the spelling Medcalf). Erastus Burk was the older brother to our grandmother Sarah Burk. Maggie Metcalf (or Medcalf) was 13 years younger than Erastus but she was just about the same age as grandmother. Could it be that she was a close friend of Sarah Burk when Erastus began to take note of her?

      Erastus and Maggie inherited what came to be known as the east farm. On this farm there was an extended frame house on which there was a long verandah. During the War of 1812, this house was a resting place for the troops of the Upper Canada Militia that patrolled the shore of the lake as a vigilante lest an invasion by the Americans should be attempted. During the tenure of Maggie and Erastus, this house became the lounge and dining centre of a successful tourist operation that they managed with the renowned cuisine that was provided by their daughters Florence (Flo) and Mary Anne (Birdie). I have met people from disparate parts of Ontario who have spoken of wonderful vacations they had experienced frequently at the Lakeside Summer Resort.

      The James Burk homestead has been farmed by the descendants of James for 193 years now. Erastus, son of Jesse and grandson of James died in 1921, leaving no living son. His two daughters, Mrs. Blake Short earlier and Mrs. Garnet Symons later, occupied the farm until it was sold to the St. Maryts Cement Company in 1969. An agreement with this firm was drawn up to grant permission to the present occupant, Mr. Frank Symons, to remain on the farm with his family so long as he may live. Last fall I visited this west farm under the guidance of Mr. Leroy Short (a grandson of "Maggie and Ras") from which we looked off toward the old east farm where all of the old buildings have been razed.

      The tombstones of our forebears that could be found and were decipherable were carefully removed from the old farms by the St. Maryts Cement people to the Bowmanville-Newcastle Cemetery. Ontario Hydro has fenced a small burial plot on the Darlington Site and visitors to the site can obtain permission to visit these few historic graves if they wish to see them. John Burk, his wife Jane, and all their 13 children are buried in this plot.

    11. [S1788] Stevens Burk Family Tree on Ancestry, ivclb1, https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/69410486/person/42196964770/media/02845b31-736a-43dc-af7b-71ec32c1b910?destTreeId=153900399&destPersonId=212034089928&_phsrc=sLZ186&_destTreeId=153900399&destPersonId=212034089928&_phsrc=sLZ184&_phstart=default.

    12. [S1600] Ellen Smart, Ellen Smart, (ellensmart@mac.com), 11 Oct 2018 email to JSH.

    13. [S860] Janice McEachran, Janice McEachran, "marriage date of about 1842 for Erastus and Mathilda. They possibly were married in Leeds Ontario. but no proof as of yet."  email to JSH 19 Nov 2004.

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: shawjan@sympatico.ca [mailto:shawjan@sympatico.ca]
      > Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 11:59 AM
      > To: jhowell@jhowell.com
      > Subject: Re: Children of Fred J. Thatcher and Mabel Irene McKinlay
      >
      > John I have a marriage date of about 1842 for Erastus and Mathilda. They
      > possibly were married in Leeds Ontario. but no proof as of yet.  Now there
      > is also an Erasuts Burk son of Jessiah (Josiah)Jessie Burk who married Mary
      > Brady.  Jessie and Mary  were married about 1839 probably in the Darlington
      > area.  This Erastus is buried in the Bowmanville cemetery.  This Erastus was
      > born betwwen 1849-1855 and died on the 24 August 1921 or 1927. Below is what
      > was sent to me from Graham Stewart: I hope some of this info helps out.
      > ERASWS AND MAGGIE BURK

    14. [S1789] California Marriage Records, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60241&h=59888&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=sJc183&_phstart=successSource.
      Name:      Isabella M. Burke
      Gender:      Female
      Marriage Date:      10 Sep 1872
      Marriage Place:      Placer, California
      Spouse:      Lawrence W. Coster
      FHL Film Number:      1513369

    15. [S1714] Laura Smart, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135258741/isabel-m_-coster.