ELLA AGNES BURDICK
Ella Agnes Burdick, wife of Earl M. Burdick, passed away at her home in Mt. Upton early Saturday morning, November 14th, 1931, after a long and serious illness. She had been in very poor health for several years during which time she had suffered several strokes, each one of which had left her in a more weakened condition. On November 5th she suffered another severe stroke from which she never rallied and death came as a blessed relief from her long sufferings.
Mrs. Burdick was born in the town of Pittsfield on August 20, 1872, the daughter of John and Esther O'Connell, and her early life was spent in that township. In 1897 she was united in marriage with Lyman Patrick, also of Pittsfield, and to them was born one son, Lester Patrick, who now survives his mother. Mr. Patrick died in 1905 and she then resided in Morris until March 15, 1910, when she was united in marriage with Earl M. Burdick of Pittsfield. Mr. and Mrs. Burdick then removed to Rockwell's Mills and their home has since been there and in Mr. Upton.
Since coming to Mt. Upton, Mrs. Burdick has made a host of friends who have come to know her as a true friend and neighbor, one who was always willing and glad to do for others so long as her health permitted.
Besides her husband and son, Mrs. Burdick is survived by a sister, Mrs. Thomas Hume, of Edmeston; a brother, John O'Connell, of New Berlin, and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral services were held from her late home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. O. B. Young, pastor of the Methodist church of which Mrs. Burdick has long been a member, officiating. Burial was in the family plot in Hillington cemetery at Morris. Many beautiful floral pieces were an expression of the love and esteem held for Mrs. Burdick by her relatives and friends.
To Mr. Burdick, who has so patiently and devotedly cared for his wife during her long illness, the sincere sympathy of the community will be given in his bereavement.