Nellie Burke


Obituary





From the Adams County Press, January 21 1899, Page 5 Column 3

DIED--BURKE--Nellie Burke died at the home of her parents in Plainville 
January 17, 1899, aged 18 years, 8 months and 10 days.

Nellie BURKE was born at Plainville in this county, May 8th, 1880, and it 
is there that she grew to womanhood and developed a personality and the 
grace of young womanhood that endeared her to a large circle of friends.

She was taken sick on Thursday January 12, with diptheria. The symptoms 
indicated a speedy recovery, and the hopeful anticipations of her friends 
seemed fully justified. But that appalling reaction that so often occurs 
in the course of this disease, and as it were, snatches the loved one from 
the arm of hope, came to her, and in an hour after, the weak fluttering 
heart had ceased to beat. She was buried the following night and as soon 
as the arrangements could be made.

Her mother, one sister, three brothers, two half brothers and four half
sisters survive her.




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