Balius Thomas Burdick, a well known and respected resident of Pittsfield, passed away at his home Thursday, March 29th. He had been in failing health for some time, but only confined to his bed a few days. The immediate cause of his death was Bright's disease.
Deceased was a son of Nelson and Anna (Caldor) Burdick, and was born near Elm Grove in 1841. He was a cooper by trade, but had followed farming in recent years.
He was twice married, his first wife being Sarah Perkins and his second wife, who survives him, was Johanna Cook. Others left to mourn his demise are, two daughters, Mrs. George Burdick of Unadilla and Mrs. William Hickling of New Lisbon, and a son, Earl, of Rockwell's Mills; one sister Mrs. Eliza Ellis of Morris, and two grand-children, Percy Burdick and Claudine Hickling.
The funeral was held at his late home Sunday afternoon, Rev. C. C. Volz of Morris officiating. The remains were placed in the vault in Hillington cemetery.
The family wish to express heartfelt thanks to neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness given during the illness and death of the beloved husband and father.