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probably the Vinton Eagle; newpaper clipping
Death of Mrs. Washington Burkhart
Charlotte Burkhart

Mrs. Washington [Charlotte] Burkhart died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. O. Rice, in Vinton, Iowa, September 8, 1911, at about 8:30 p. m. She was born in Edinburg, Indiana, December 13, 1840. After reaching the age of maturity she was married to Washington Burkhart in Edinburg, Indiana, October 12, 1854. they came to Benton county in 1874 and settled on a farm in northeast Taylor township. she was the mother of four children, one son died at the age of 13 years; three daughters, Mrs. W. O. Rice, of Vinton; Mrs. Frank [Anna] King, north of Vinton, and Mrs. James [Etta] Gaylor, of Kansas City, Missouri. There are fourteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

The funeral service was held at the Primmer church near the old home farm and the services were conducted by Rev. W. F. Spry, of Vinton, and Rev. Parks, of Urbana. The burial was at the Cox cemetery in Polk township. She was a charter member of the Methodist church in 1859.

For the last 18 years she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. W. O. Rice in this city. Her husband, Mr. Burkhart, was buried just twenty-four years to a day before her death. He died September 7th and his funeral was held in the same church and his body was laid away at Cox cemetery.

Mrs. Burkhart was not well for a number of years and for the past two years has been an invalid. Her child- [the rest of the obituary is missing]

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Vinton Eagle; 1894
Obituary
Francis Lewis Burkhart

Francis Lewis Burkhart was born in Kentucky, May 18, 1814, and died near Urbana, Nov. 30, 1894. About 1845 he was married to Mary Angeline Fairbanks who died seven years later leaving him three children, all of whom soon followed their mother. For over 40 years the deceased was a resident of Benton county, Iowa. In 1891 he experienced religion and united with the M. E. church, of which he remained a faithful member until his death. About two weeks before his death he was taken with a very severe cold which rapidly passed into pneumonia. This with advancing years proved too much, and cheerfully, almost gladly, did he pay the final debt because he was "was not afraid to go." He leaves numerous relatives and a host of warm friends who mourn their loss, W. S. Fleming, Pastor.

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Vinton, Iowa; October 1923
JACOB C. BURKHART WAS COUNTY PIONEER
Jacob C. Burkhart

Funeral services were held at the Primmer church in Polk township at 10:30 a. m. Sunday, for Jacob C. Burkhart, whose death occurred Friday afternoon [5 Oct 1923] at the family home in northeast Taylor township. The service was conducted by Rev. A. A. Wright, pastor of the Prairie Creek Christian church, and interment was in the Cox cemetery.

Mr. Burkhart, who was one of the early pioneers of Benton county was 75 years of age, and his death was due to the ailments of old age. He was a son of Joseph and Mary Burkhart, and was born May 14, 1848, in Johnson county, Indiana. About fifty-four years ago he came to Benton county, and his marriage to Hattie Jewell took place in this city March 14, 1879. They were the parents of three sons, all of whom, with the widow survive. The sons are Walter, Charles and Joseph Burkhart, all living northeast of Vinton. There are also four grandchildren. Besides these relatives there is one brother, John Burkhart, who makes his home with the Jacob Burkhart family, and one sister, Mrs. Harriett Jenks. Another brother died six years ago.

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Vinton Eagle; December 24, 1915
DEATH OF JOSEPHUS BURKHART
Josephus Burkhart

Josephus Burkhart died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 21, at his home northeast of Vinton. His last illness was very short as he had been seriously ill for only about a week. Mr. Burkhart was born near Keokuk, Iowa, August 12, 1850, and with his parents was one of the early settlers in Benton county.

He lived his life in a quiet manner and since the death of his parents he and his sister have made their home together on a portion of the old home farm while his brothers, Jake and John, who with his sister survive him made their home together on the remaining portion of the farm.

Mr. Burkhart was never married.

The funeral was held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock being conducted by a minister from Urbana and the burial was at the Cox cemetery.

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