Burdick Newsletters

Winter, 2013

Sedbrook Family History

by Greg E. Sedbrook (me@gregsedbrook.com)

(As you know, I love to hear about people recording their family histories, even if there is only a small connection to the Burdick family. Greg, whose grandmother is Irene Joealma Burdick (I10410090), has researched the Sedbrook family for many years and has kindly agreed to share his findings with us. I believe Greg's work is inspirational for everyone tracing their roots in that it is a fulfilling and never-ending project. It demonstrates all the interesting side stories you find and how, in the end (or beginning) we are all related. -- HB)

This story begins with my great-great-great grandfather, John Henry Sudbrock, who was born in Prussia in 1793. He was married to Mary, who was also believed to have been born in Prussia around 1796-1800.

In approximately 1830, John Henry came to America with his family and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. John Henry and Mary Sudbrock had four known children, two boys and two girls. The two sons were born in Prussia; Frederick Sudbrock on December 14, 1826, and William Henry in 1830. Not much is known about the daughters other than the fact that they died while living in Ohio. (William was my great-great grandfather.) Records show that Mary Sudbrock also died in Cincinnati in 1832 at the age of 32.

This is where Nancy Sedbrook comes into the picture. She is listed as being born in 1796. Not quite sure if or where she fits in. She could be a sister of John Henry’s or his 2nd wife.

The first census John Henry Sudbrock shows up in is the 1840 US Census in Boone County, Kentucky. He is listed as having one boy between the age of 10 and 15. This could be either Frederick or William. There is also a female listed in the household somewhere between the age of 40 and 50. Since Mary is supposed to have died in 1832, it could not have been her. No names are listed in the 1840 Census records other than John Henry as the Head of Household. His occupation is listed as a Manufacturer.

In the 1850 Census, John Henry and his two sons, Frederick and William, are listed as living in Grant County, Wisconsin. They appear as ‘boarders’ in the household of Elijah Hampton. There are also two Pierce’s listed as living in the house. They are Farmers, and supposedly arrived in Boise Creek, Wisconsin in 1845.

On November 10, 1855, Frederick buys a farm in Potosi, Wisconsin. In the 1860 Census, John Henry Sudbrock is listed as living with Frederick in Potosi, Wisconsin, Grant County. Both sons have married by now. Frederick married Mary E. Mulligan on December 14, 1857. She is the daughter of James and Catherine Mulligan, and was born in Formanna, Ireland on August 1, 1840.

(Frederick was a known Baptist, but in the last few years before his death, he began attending Methodist services.)

Brother, William Henry Sudbrock, lives next door to Frederick and marries Irena Cook, daughter of Orson and Rosina Cook, on Oct. 10, 1858, in Waterloo Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. Irena was born in 1834 in New York.

In either 1859 or 1860, William and Irena have one child, a son, William H. in what appears to be Arkansas. Irena’s mom and some of her siblings live with them at the time. One of Irena’s brothers is named Alvin. This explains how my great grandfather, Lewis Alvin, born in November 1864, got his middle name.

In the 1870 Census, William Sudbrock and family are listed as living in Lancaster, Wisconsin; Grant County. They now have five children; William H., Louisa, Lewis Alvin, Louella and Byron. They also have two boys living with them; John and Thomas Taylor.

Records show that on October 10, 1875, William marries America Day, in Cassville, Grant County, Wisconsin. There is no information on what happened to Irena (Lewis’ mother). It is possible that she passed away or they could have divorced, but at some point between 1875 and the 1900 Census, William moves his family to Kansas.

Stories that have been passed down through the years had Lewis running away from home, from the East somewhere, but the Census shows this not to be the case. The 1880 Census shows William and his family in Grant & West Union, Norton County, Kansas. William H. (William’s first born) is 21 years old and living with an Aunt or Uncle at this time, Isaac and Mercy Greenwood, back in Waterloo Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. The children listed as living with William & America in the 1880 Census are: Lewis Alvin, Louella E., Byron, Franklin, Levi, Caroline F., and Viola. Caroline F. is 4 years old and Viola is only 5 months so they must be children William had with America, his 2nd wife. William’s occupation is listed as a Farmer, and it is noted that America is ‘deaf & dumb’.

My grandfather Frank must have been named after William’s son, Franklin.

Since the 1890 Census was destroyed by fire for the most part, very little else is known. William can no longer be found from this point on. Lewis, my great grandfather, is now in Denver, Colorado, listed in the city directory as a Laborer. His location is “r. Val Verde addition”. He marries Elizabeth Sisk sometime during this period. She was born in Illinois in July of 1865. Her parents were from Ireland.

In the 1900 Census, Lewis is found with his family in DeWitt, Nebraska, Saline County. His occupation is listed as a Farmer. They had three children while in Colorado: Willie, born in September 1890; George, in March of 1900; and Abbie, in June of 1893. (Notice that Lewis’s first son is also named William.) They had three more children starting with my grandfather, Frankie, who was born in June of 1895, in a dugout in Oklahoma, and the other two in 1900; Mattie in January and George in March. It also listed Mattie as being born in Oklahoma and George in Colorado only three months apart??? Strange…

In the 1910 Census, Lewis and his family are listed as living in Garden City Township, Finney County, Nebraska. Willie their oldest son is listed as a boarder next door in the home of A. P. Dawson. The children listed at home are: George, Frank, Abbie, Mattie, Charlie and Leonard. Mattie now is listed as being born in Nebraska.??? Lewis is listed as a Contractor for the railroad.

In the 1920 Census, Lewis and family are living in Karoma (Goltry), Oklahoma in Alfalfa County. Frank, Matt, Charlie and Leonard are listed as being at home. Mattie is now listed as ‘Matt’ and is now one of the sons. ??? Way too weird!!!

In the 1930 Census, Lewis and his wife Elizabeth (who goes by ‘Lizzie’) are still in Goltry, Oklahoma. Lizzie’s brother John is living with them. In 1939, Lewis died in the arms of his two grandsons, Darrel (my dad) and Dale (my dad’s only brother). He is buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery, just outside of Goltry, Oklahoma in Alfalfa County.

There is no mention of William H. Sedbrook, my great-great grandfather in the 1930 Census. No known date of death or location. My grandfather, Frank Alvin Sedbrook and his family are not listed in 1930 Census either. According to my dad Darrel, they were in Idaho picking potatoes in 1930.

As stated before, my grandfather, Frank Alvin Sedbrook was born in June 18, 1895, in a dugout at their home in Goltry, Oklahoma. In 1913, Frank Sedbrook is listed in the Denver, CO. city directory as a Driver for American Fuel Co.. Barney F. Sedbrook is also listed in the directory as being a Teamster. Not quite sure who Barney is yet.

Frank Alvin marries Irene J. Burdick, somewhere around 1920-21. Irene was born in Oklahoma on January 20, 1902 to Otis E. & Katti L. Burdick. Frank and Irene have three children; two sons and one daughter who dies either at birth or shortly afterwards. Darrel E. Sedbrook, my father, was born June 13, 1921. F. Dale was born July 8, 1922. The daughter was born in 1924, but she dies either at birth or shortly thereafter. (I think she was named Ann or Marie.)

My dad marries my mother, Eunice Blanche Kurz on March 21, 1942. Eunice was born on November 16, 1920 in Oklahoma. They have six children, all still living. Diane, Darrel, Steve, Mary, Greg (me), and Susie.

I was born on January 23, 1956. I have three children; Christopher E., Jessica Ann, and Gregory Matthew. I have two grandchildren by my first son; Breshen Sate, two years old, and Kalie Ann, who is one.

The above history is FAR from complete. This has been a lifetime project and will be pursued indefinitely…or until all blanks are filled in; which ever comes first! If anyone is interested, I have copies of Census records, etc. I still have material I am combing through, so the above material could be altered or added to. I still have way too many unanswered questions. Especially on my great-great grandfather William. Anyone who can add to this, please step forward.

Jonathan Burdick, Privateer

by Robin Moore (dragonbard13166@yahoo.com)

(In the Summer, 2012 Newsletter, Robin asked for information about Jonathan Burdick. Some information is known about him but there is a lot that is not. I think the following indicates how an inquisitive mind like Robin's works. She is relentless in digging into details and tracking leads, regardless of their seeming unimportance. I think this also teaches us that even the best genealogists (and I would classify as Robin as one of those) get stumped sometimes. So don't give up hope; if you cannot surmount your brick wall today you are in good company! -- HB)

I was working on my tree and, of course, had a question. I am looking at Jonathan Burdick who married Patience Bliven. I know he died at sea and I have all his basic information but do not know about his death.

Jonathan (I58), born in the 1720s in Westerly, RI, and married Patience Bliven (b. June 3, 1725, Westerly) on August 2, 1762 in Newport, RI. He was lost at sea in August, 1764. Jonathan was a "privateer"; basically a legal pirate. He was the master and/or owner of two sloops: the Molly and the Sarah.

Was he on his sloop or was he on another boat or ship when he died? What were the conditions of his death? Were they set upon by marauding pirates, did they go down in a storm or were they just lost and presumed dead? Did he have sons or brothers or other family with him? Do we know any more details? I have Bliven cousins galore and I know many of them were sea captains, too. Was he with one of them? I know a couple Blivens were also lost at sea, I'm sure it was a fairly common actually in those days.

I've been to Gloucester, Massachusetts where they have the fisherman's memorial; quite a few that were home-ported there went down so I'm sure the Westerly area was no different. I wonder if there is a memorial in that area for the lost captains and crews? I know I'm full of questions, but this information would make for a neat addition to his file. Sad yes, but it's a real story!

I'm going to Google him to see if anything of interest comes up. Maybe one of the histories of the area might have mention of the circumstances of his death. I'm obsessed with him today -- just one of those things! I just need to know how he died, exactly -- not just that he died at sea. I know more about the Bliven family and their seafaring, and with his wife being a Bliven, this has me even more curious. I'm related to the whole mess of them anyway! I might even be a Bliven, can't remember all my surnames, WAY too many of them!

Still nothing of use on Capt. Jonathan except that I did find out that he served in the French and Indian War. He was a privateer and had the sloop Molly. He also had a sloop Sarah in 1761 so I did find a little more. I'm really curious about his death. What was he up to? Anti-British activities I am suspecting. Maybe running arms for the colonials? Did the British sink him? I don't think he was out fishing if he is listed as a privateer!

I looked up privateer and now think I have a very good idea of what Capt. Jonathan was up to and how he met his demise, but no details yet. Somewhere there must be a record of him. Time to see if I can find anything on privateers during the French and Indian war.

I found mention of him as master of the second ship, the Sarah, but if you look at the Molly in 1760 you will notice the master's name is blank. We know from other sources that he was the master in 1760. I did a little reading on privateers, as you can tell, and the source is pretty amazing. Reading the names of other owners and masters was like reading my family tree! Talk about a lot of familiar surnames.

One thing I did learn is that sometimes a man would sail for others, sometimes he was owner and master. Jonathan may have owned these sloops or more likely took over as master for the last one who was usually busy condemning a vessel he had captured and was too busy with all that that entailed to sail out again right away.

I found a bit more on Patience. She married Jonathan in Newport, RI, which we knew, but her second husband was Job Bennett whom she married in Newport in June 1768. She did not have any children with either husband. So now we know Jonathan had no offspring. Oh well, back to searching.

So, Jonathan may have made a capture with the Molly and left someone else to captain her while he was busy with his plunder, then taking command of the Sarah. I Still don't know what really happened to him, but at least I'm finding traces of him. He died about a year after the French and Indian War officially ended, but as there were still hostilities going on and there were always pirates about. Chances are he was out and about looking for something to capture and either met his match or met up with a storm.

I'm still trying to find places to look for information. Maybe I'll find more on Ancestry.com. I'll let you know. Hope you enjoy this little bit of information. I now know something about privateers and what they were up to. I'm sure you'll see other familiar surnames involved in privateering. No Bliven's though. I think they were more into the fishing and trading aspects of Colonial life rather than into legalized piracy.

Gotta love Capt. Jonathan!

90th Birthday Tribute to Jane Skwirut

by Greg E. Sedbrook (hskwiru1@tampabay.rr.com)

(You may recall that in the Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 Newsletters appeared the life story of Adelia Rosamond Burdick Attenborough, in her own words. This was provided to us by her daughter, Jane Skwirut. Jane celebrated her 90th birthday in July and has kindly provided us with her own story. I see a family tradition taking shape! If you have a chance, please send her an email, I'm sure she would love to hear from you. -- HB)

I was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on July 21, 1922. My parents were Joseph And Adelia (Burdick) Attenborough. The Burdick book shows that the 1st ones landed in Rhode Island about 1640. I am listed in it.

Several years ago I joined Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. I had one sister who was born in 1923 but she was premature and died at 6 weeks of age. My 2nd sister, Peggy, was born when I was 14. She currently lives in Manchester England.

My mother’s mother died in the flu epidemic 1918 so I never knew her. I did have my father’s mother who died when I was 5 years old. Her maiden name always stayed with me - Julian Taylor Spick, born in France of British parents. My grandfather Attenborough died in 1911. He fell from the top of a loom and landed on his head and was ill for sometime before he died. Dad had 3 brothers Albert, Walter, Joseph and a sister, May Attenborough.

When I was 5 (1927) dad’s job was moved to Syracuse, New York. We lived there 4 years, then on to Allentown, PA for 7 months then on to Asbury Park, New Jersey for one year (I remember the Hindenburg flying past our home on its way Lakehurst where it crashed in 1937), then we moved on to Passaic where my sister, Peggy was born. Then on to East Orange, NJ where I graduated from Clifford J. Scott High School in 1940.

When I think back to all the schools I attended I wonder “How did I make it?” I started learning to write in my new school (Syracuse); I was just learning to print in the school I left behind. I attended grammar school in Scranton, Syracuse, Asbury Park-NJ, Allentown-PA, Passaic, Haledon, Passaic Park, East Orange, NJ.

Dad ran the small restaurant in McCrorys 5 & 10 cent store in Orange, New Jersey and at 14 I worked there Wed. 4-9PM, Fri. 4-9PM and Sat 9AM til 9PM.

After graduation in 1940 I started working at Westinghouse in Bloomfield, N.J. from 3:30 til midnight. In 1942, one of the women I worked with told me someone in the next department wanted to date her and asked if I would go along and be the date for the driver of the car. The driver was Henry. We went out for pizza and were driven home. The next night I ran out and got on my usual bus to go home. The next day Henry told me he had looked for me as he wished to drive me home. So from then on he drove me home.

Gas rationing was on and he was only allowed 10 gallons a week, so after dropping me off he would head for his home in Newark, New Jersey. This was in January 1942.

We became engaged on June 8 and married August 15. Just three weeks later Uncle Sam sent him to Fort Dix, NJ, then on to the Dallas, Texas area.

Henry was doing so well they sent him to Fort Benning, Georgia for radio training. His job was to drive a jeep with a radio in it - he named it “Jane”. Henry served in WWII in France before entering Germany.

When he was on his way overseas I found out I was 4 months pregnant. By the time he returned home she was 8 months old.

He arrived home Dec. 30 1945 and Westinghouse went on strike Jan 1, 1946 for 6 months. We lived with my parents and sister until the army barracks were made into homes for Veterans. Some were 3 apartments and the larger had 4 apartments. We had a living room, kitchen, bathroom with shower and 2 bedrooms. Because of the gasoline shortage, I did not learn to drive until I was 30.

We had 2 children by this time. Judy in 1945, Jimmy in 1946 and Janet came along in 1953. We have 2 grandchildren, Artie and Kelly, and 4 great grandchildren.

I worked in the electronic industry for years. I worked for Vydec in the late 70’s making computers. It was a desk, computer, screen all in one piece. They were bought out by Exxon office systems who relocated the business to Pennsylvania.

After Henry retired in early 1983 we settled our affairs, sold our home in Verona, NJ and moved to Largo, FL that December.

I would love to have a cat.

We picked the last one up at a rescue place about 5 years ago. It immediately jumped on my stove to the top of the refrigerator, to my dining room table and across several tall pieces of furniture in the living room. We went out to eat and when we came back we could hear him. My washer and dryer sit in an alcove and he had fallen behind the dryer and couldn’t get out. We took him back. We live in a "no pet" section of a mobile home park but cats are allowed if kept indoors.

We had a wonderful terrier in New Jersey but had to have her put to sleep. She had a growth which was operated on but it grew back within a month. She was 15 and we did not want her to suffer.

I think my favorite colors are violet & pink. I have survived breast cancer and am currently being fitted for new dentures.

On July 21, 2012 I will be 90 years old, Henry will be 92 in September and we will be married 70 years on August 15th.

Jane Attenborough Skwirut
Largo, Florida, USA

Burdick News... Up-To-The-Minute!

Tim Grube (tgrube1957@yahoo.com) has a mystery, and perhaps you can help solve it. Pamelia Burdick (Purmelia, Permelia) was born about 1811 in Upstate New York. She married Cyrenus Sawdey in Prattsburg, Steuben Co., NY in April, 1827. Tim has found her on census records after she was married but has been unable to reliably connect her to a birth family. She is not mentioned in The "Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island" by Nellie Johnson. According to "The History of the Story Road and Vicinity," Cyrenus Sawdey married Amelia Burdick, daughter of Edmond Burdick & Eliza Taylor. Tim's hunch is that Amelia, Permelia, and Pamelia Burdick may be one person. Is he correct?

I know I've brought this us before, but perhaps you can once again lend assistance. Ruth McAdoo (rmcadoo@satx.rr.com) is the great-granddaughter of Juliaette (Burdick) Dunham (I3218) and is put together the requisite documentation for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). Can you provide guidance?

Homer Burdick (hburdick14626@yahoo.com) was in touch with Joel Harrington back in 2005 regarding Homer's gg-grandmother, Philena Burdick, but has since lost track of him. Joel's old email, joelh@dpss-lasers.com, is no longer operational. Do you know how to reach Joel? if so, please contact Homer.

You may recall that about a year ago I sent an email regarding a request for information about Frank C. Burdick (I1171) for a book that Glenda Todd (stardust40@lighttube.net) was writing. Glenda is an expert historian whose specialty is the 1st Alabama Cavalry. The first volume of her extensive history of these Civil War families, covering surnames A-G, is now complete. You can purchase a copy from Heritage Books at http://heritagebooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=HBI&Product_Code=101-T5404&Category_Code=.

Nathan Lamphere (nathan@yourthirdeye.com) came across an exciting find and is willing to share it with us - literally. He lives in Montana and purchased an old trunk at a yard sale that contains Knight Templar pieces. On the side of the trunk is imprinted “Frank L. Burdick. Mount Olivet 2 Nebraska City Nebraska.” There is a sash, several hats and other wardrobe items. You can see pictures of these items in the "Photos" section of the Burdick Family Association web site. Now for the exciting part... Nathan would like to see these pieces returned to a family member. So if you can show you are a descendant, please contact Nathan.

Jack Loudon (jaxjackaroo@hotmail.com) made another discovery at a yard sale. It is a 1931 first edition of recipes published in Bremerton, WA by the Bremerton Daily News SearchLight. Three recipes by Mrs. M.E. Burdick of 907 Washington appear in the 94-page book: Lemon Pie, Mustard Pickles "Good", and Date Bread. I know there are a lot of Burdicks in the Pacific Northwest, so if any of you know who "Mrs. M.E. Burdick" is, please let us know!

Jack also found an interesting web site that he thought you might find of interest. It is the Social Security Death Mast Index (http://ssdmf.info). As Jack indicates, lots of SS Death Indices have disappeared and he has never seem this search format before. It has lots of information. I found my father, grandfather and grandmother, but not my mother.

Tara Neilsen (ivbn4gvn@att.net) is looking for a Burdick family Bible. This one was held by a Mrs. Bruner from either Belvidere, Boone County, IL or Chemung, McHenry County, IL. This may be Nellie Bruner, who is Tara's husband's great-grandmother. Sophia (Burdick) Bruner is his gg-grandmother. If you know of this family line, please contact Tara. Thanks.

Kevin Stewart (junkyinny@twcny.rr.com) informed me of a very useful website: The Families of Northwest Pennsylvania (http://northwesternpa.net). It is operated by Jerry Leehan (gwleehan@comcast.net) and contains lots of families, including Burdicks.

Steve Gross (slgross@msn.com) has a photograph, now on the Burdick Family Association web site (under the Photos section), that shows his father, Howard Reinke, during World War II with his Navy comrades seated on a fighter plane. Also depicted in the picture is Ralph E. Burdick who signed the photo on the back; Steve thinks he is the one sitting on the propeller. Steve says the photo was taken in either 1941 or 1942, possibly in Hawaii. If you can provide additional information, please let us know. Thanks.

Ashley Pinney (ajpinn08@gmail.com) is trying to find out about her grandmother, Nanette Burdick, who married a Pinney. Nanette was born in Johnson City, NY in 1944. Unfortunately, that is all Ashley knows. Can you help? If so, please let her know. Thanks.

Carol Reppard (loracar60@gmail.com) passes along the obituary of Gordon F. Burdick who died in the emergency room of Oneida Healthcare on Thursday, October 11, 2012 after being stricken at home. Gordon was born on May 2, 1922 in Morrisville the son of Mose and Laura Tayntor Burdick. A lifelong resident of the area he was a graduate of Morrisville Eaton High School. He proudly served in the US Army 101st Airborne Division in Europe from 1942 to 1946 during World War II and was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant. During his tenure he was involved in the Battle of the Bulge and D-Day. He married Margaret Busch on April 6, 1946 in Syracuse. Mrs. Burdick died on February 8, 2003. Gordon worked for many years with the former GLF/ Agway and retired in 1991 from the parts department of Whites Farm Supply in Canastota. He was a lifetime member and Past Commander of the American Legion Post #54 in Munnsville. Gordon enjoyed fishing, camping and spending quality time with his family while enjoying a glass of Merlot.

Carol also passes along the following obituary from the Syracuse Post Standard: Ann (Burdick) Roberts, 93, of Syracuse, died Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Born in Syracuse, she was the daughter of the late Sarah and Isadore Burdick. She was a member of Temple Adath Yeshurun. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Laura; brothers, Mitchell, Reuben, Leon, Yankel and Burt; and sister, Rose. She is survived by her husband, Frederick N. Roberts; four sons, Frank (Linda) of Grand Blanc, Michigan, Douglas (Peggy) of Syracuse, Stephen of Bozeman, Montana, and Lawrence (Cindy) Roberts of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida; son-in-law, Robert (Laura) Crawford; grandchildren, Danny, Katie, Lisa, Ben, Eric, Becky, Zach and David; and nine great-grandchildren. Ann graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University in 1941. During her long career, she served as a dietitian at Crouse-Irving Hospital, a nutritionist at the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic and at the High Risk OB Clinic at Upstate University Hospital. Despite the demands of raising a large family, Ann managed to "squeeze" in the time to earn her master's degree. If you know this family please contact me, as they are not recorded in the Burdick genealogy.

Carol has one more obituary, that of Linda Lee Burdick of Green River, WY, posted November 28, 2012. Linda Lee Burdick, 61, of Green River passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. She had been a life long resident of Green River. She was born on Nov. 16, 1951 ,in Rock Springs, the daughter of the late Clarence Seth Bower and Hannah Marie Warby. She married James F. Burdick in Green River on May 19, 1993 and worked as retail spec clerk for the United States Postal Service for 14 years. She also worked as a waitress and was the co-owner of Harts and Flowers Embroidery. Her interests included spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved her dogs and cat, taking walks in the park, gardening, flowers and nature. She also enjoyed her weekly lunch dates with her best friend, Karen Sue. Survivors include her husband James F. Burdick of Rock Springs; three daughters Jackie Liesenfeld (Byrd), Jo Lynn Curry and husband Brian Hobbs, and Jennifer Lee Curry, all of Green River; two step-daughters Pamela Shearing and husband Ragan of Frederick, Colo. and Shawnee Burdick of Rock Springs; one brother Eddie Harsha and wife DeAnn of Green River; eight grandchildren James Byrd, Clarence Keith Curry, Stephen Curry, Chris Byrd, Brendon Hobbs and Felicia Liesenfeld all of Green River; and Kaytlynn Shearing and Amylia Shearing both of Frederick, Colo.; two great-grandchildren Kaden Hill and Aaliyah Byrd; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Kent Alden Smith (kent_smith2003@yahoo.com) is the g-grandson of Alden Burdick (I1826), one of the early Utah pioneers. Kent was working in a coal mine in the late 1970s. He and a few co-workers formed a skeleton crew whose job it was to ensure the sump pumps and ventilation fans were working properly over an Easter weekend. One of the crew members was Jack Burdick. Kent told him he had relatives named Burdick who were raised and buried in Mona, Utah and Jack said the he came from Mona and they must be related. Kent lost touch with him but would like to find him again. Does anyone know Jack Burdick from Mona, Utah?

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