Obit: Burpee, Charles E. (1853 - 1902)
Surnames: BURPEE ZASSENHAUS COLEMAN WHITE
----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 05/08/1902
Burpee, Charles E. (4 MAR 1853 - 2 MAY 1902)
Charles E. Burpee, whose sudden death is chronicled in another column, was born at Hookset, N.H., March 4, 1853. He was the son of Gain and Nancy Burpee and came of an old New England family. In 1871 he came to Wisconsin, stopping at Oshkosh. In 1875 he came to Clark County and for a number of years followed the lumbering business, then the chief industry of this region. Later he settled on land near Christie in the town of Weston, where he began to open up a farm. He took a great interest in farming and stock raising, being very successful in this line and at times buying and shipping stock to Chicago. His judgment in local affairs was considered excellent and for many years he was a member of the school board and as chairman of Weston, represented his town upon the county board. About two years ago he sold his farm and moved to Neillsville, following stock buying until elected county treasurer in the fall of 1900. Mr. Burpee was a man of exemplary habits, quiet and reserved, a type of New Englander, transplanted in the broader fields of western activity. Conservative and reticent, he never attempted to gain popularity, but he was steadfast to old friends and had their sincere and hearty regards. His sudden death has cast a gloom about the court house, and the entire community looks upon his death as a calamity. In connection with the disaster which brought sudden death to another of our citizens, the sudden death of Mr. Burpee shocked and saddened the people of Neillsville and the entire county beyond description. He leaves one son, by his first wife, a young man who at the time of his father?s death, was in Oregon, and who is expected home today. His wife, formerly Miss Agnes Zassenhaus, survives him, also one brother, R. Dudley Burpee of Exeter, N.H., and two sisters, Mrs. Annie M. Coleman, also of Exeter, and Mrs. Maria L. White of Oakland, Cal. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Armory, under the auspices of the Free Masons, of which order he was for many years a member. Rev. T. Grafton Owen officiated.
1880 Federal Census--Weston, Clark, WI
Charles Burpee @27, b. NH, Farmer, Parents b. NB
Wife: Adealia @24, b. NY, Parents b. NY
Son: Charles H. @2, b. WI
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