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Zebina Burk

Zebina Burk[1]

Male 1841 - 1916  (74 years)

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  • Name Zebina Burk  [2, 3
    Birth 13 Aug 1841  Dalrlington, Durham, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Death 21 Jun 1916  [4
    Burial Burk Cemetery, Hrwich Twp, Kent Co., ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I4163  Main
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2011 

    Father James Burk,   b. 17 Jun 1806, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Dec 1892 (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Hartford,   b. 25 Dec 1811   d. 2 Aug 1883 (Age 71 years) 
    Family ID F1626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 Aug 1841 - Dalrlington, Durham, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Zebina Burk
    Zebina Burk
    'Burk Old Timers' (large)
    "Burk Old Timers" (large)
    The note that came with the photo read: The photo was taken in Blenheim Ontario. It has "5 sons + one daughter of James Burk" written across the bottom. The people in this photo are old, and named as: Solomon Burk, Zebina (?) Burk, Silas B. John B. Dolly (Mrs. Hartford) and Elijah Burk Born Jan. 8 1838 Married Feb 2, 1862. On the reverse are some family dates that were "narrated June 17 1961 Ada Burk Wife of Owen Burk". The dates on the reverse look to be the children of Elijah Burk.
    'Burk Old Timers'
    "Burk Old Timers"
    back (top half)
    'Burk Old Timers'
    "Burk Old Timers"
    back (bottom half)

  • Notes 
    • Bob Betts writes:

      I came across the obituary of Zebina who appears to have descended from Francis's son James.  It follows for your information.

      Obituary : Blenheim News Tribune June 28, 1916
      Died In The Harness

      The late Zebina Burk, who passed away last Wednesday, met his end just
      as he had so often expressed a desire that it should come.  He was
      working in his garden in the afternoon when he was overcome with a heart
      affection, and passed away unexpectedly the same evening.  He had spent
      a life of 75 years of honesty, industry and usefulness to the community,
      and leaves a memory of which his family will have reason to feel proud
      as long as they live.

      Zebina Burk was born near Bowmanville, but had spent nearly all his life
      on the homestead where he passed away, on the Fourth Line, Harwich.  He
      was the youngest of a family of twelve, of whom the oldest brother and
      the oldest sister now alone survive: Solomon Burk of this town, and Mrs.
      S. Hartford, Fourth Line.  His wife predeceased him by about 21 years,
      her end coming unexpectedly, too.

      The surviving family include four sons and five daughters, viz: B.G. at
      Ouvry; A.H. Kent Centre; James at the homestead; Sim. E., at Erie Beach;
      Mrs. N. Horton and Mrs. Aloz. Jeffrey, Kent Centre; Mrs. E. W. Knight
      Blenheim; Mrs. Lawrence Lee Chatham, and Mrs. Fred. Todd of Cleveland.
      Mrs. Fred. Nichols, of Ypsilanti, N.D., who passed away a few years ago,
      was also a daughter.

      The funeral service was delayed until Sunday so as to wait for the
      arrival of Mr. Nichols and two taughters.  Rev. J.W. Currie and Mr. T.B.
      Shillington conducted the ceremony, a large concourse of friends and
      relatives being present to show their respect to the departed.
      Interment took place in the Burk Cemetery.  The pall bearers were six

      grandsons, viz: Harold and Roy Burk, Harley Burk, Milo Horton, Zebina
      and Stanley Jeffrey. [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (

    2. [S969] Graham Stewart, (, Photo taken in Blenheim, ON.

    3. [S948] Ancestry OneWorldTree, (,

    4. [S1602] Blenheim News Tribune, Issue June 28, 1916.

    5. [S863] Erin Worsham, Erin Worsham, (,

    6. [S1603] Bob Betts, Bob Betts, ( (Old email)), email to JSHJr. 2010 via website.