John Burgess

John Burgess

Male 1841 - 1919  (78 years)

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  • Name John Burgess 
    Born 22 Mar 1841  Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 25 Apr 1841  Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1919  Wallace, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 27 Sep 1919  Watts, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Burgess son of Peter Burgess and Margaret Long, Master shoemaker born in Bakewell 1841. He married Elizabeth Hibbert.

      Appears in the 1871 census, fathers John Burgess in 1878 but does not appear in the 1881 Census.

      Hi wife Elizabeth is listed as a widow. No death record can be found for John in england.

      Family lore from cousins in England indicate that John had left his wife for another and emigrated to Philadelphia in 1913. His daughter Laura saw him off.

      The story above seems to have some facts mixed up between John 1841 and his son John born in 1878. John Jr. jumped ship in Montreal in October 1899. He was not married untill 1900 or after arriving in Canada.

      The 1880 Census (June 3rd) for Wallace, Chester Pennsylvania lists

      John Burgess Age 37 Shoemaker born in England
      Annie Age 28 Keeping House born in England
      Arthur son aged 1 Pennsyl.

      The 1900 Census (June 2nd) for Wallace, Chester, Pennsylvania enumeration district 113 lists

      John Burgess born March 1841, Age 59, number of years married 24 yrs, year emmigrated 1877, 22 years in the US, naturalized ,Shoemaker, owned Farm house.

      Annie born Aug 1854?, Age 43, married 24 yrs,Children 4 living, 22 years in US, Housekeeper



    Person ID I26  Bakewell Burgess | Confirmed relationship between Graham and Eric
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2018 

    Father Peter Burgess,   b. 9 Aug 1818, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1862, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Margaret Long,   b. 11 Jan 1818, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1885, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1838  Monyash, Derbyshire, england Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Hibbert,   b. 1 Mar 1839, 169 Allen Street, North Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1863  Edensor, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Sarah Burgess,   c. 12 Apr 1863, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896  (Age ~ 32 years)
     2. Mary Jane Burgess,   b. Mar 1873,   d. 1892  (Age ~ 18 years)
    +3. Laura Agnes Burgess,   b. 1875,   d. 1938  (Age 63 years)
    +4. Peter Burgess,   b. 26 Jan 1877, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. November 1953, Great Longstone, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +5. John Burgess,   b. 9 May 1878, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1954, Kateri Pavillion Lasalle, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Annie Oliver,   b. 17 Aug 1853, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1908, Wallace, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Arthur Burgess,   b. 26 Nov 1878, Wallace, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1966, Glenmoore, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +2. George Gaul Burgess,   b. 12 Aug 1881, Glenmoore, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Joseph Burgess,   b. 17 Mar 1887, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Roosevelt Memorial Park, Gardena, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2009 
    Family ID F262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1841 - Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Apr 1841 - Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Mar 1863 - Edensor, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1919 - Wallace, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Sep 1919 - Watts, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Burgess
    John Burgess
    Headshot
    John Burgess
    John Burgess
    John Burgess 1841-1919
    Shoe Shop Sign
    Shoe Shop Sign
    Sign from John Burgess Shop in Glen Moore

    Picture taken in Lawrence Burgess' Early American museum in Maryland
    Burgess Homestead
    Burgess Homestead
    Oil painting by Gladys Bond of Burgess farm in Glenmoore prior to sale in 1969
    Home of John Burgess GlenMoore
    Home of John Burgess GlenMoore
    The house across from the Methodist Church where John and Annie lived
    John Burgess circa 1919
    John Burgess circa 1919
    John Burgess, taken in Watts, California not long before he died approximately 1919

    Documents
    GRO cert birth John Burgess 1841
    GRO cert birth John Burgess 1841
    John Burgess son of Peter Burgess and Margaret Long
    GRO cert marriage John and Elizabeth Hibbert
    GRO cert marriage John and Elizabeth Hibbert
    Marriage John Burgess and Elizabeth Hibbert
    Marriage John Burgess and Elizabeth Hibbert
    1841 Census Bakewell
    1841 Census Bakewell
    Peter Burgess, wife Margaret, daughter Mary and son John
    1851 census Bakewell
    1851 census Bakewell
    1861 Census Bakewell
    1861 Census Bakewell
    1861 Census Bakewell Diamond Court
    1871 census Matlock Bath
    1871 census Matlock Bath
    1880 Census Wallace
    1880 Census Wallace
    Wallace, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    1900 Census Wallace
    1900 Census Wallace
    Wallace, Chester County, Pennsylvania
    1910 census Los Angeles
    1910 census Los Angeles
    Joseph Burgess and Family
    San Antonio, Los Angeles, California
    Map of Glen More from 1883
    Map of Glen More from 1883
    property of John Burgess, Shoe shop just opposite The Methodist Church
    Obituary John Burgess
    Obituary John Burgess
    John Burgess 1841-1919
    John Burgess Shop Wallace Pennsylvania
    John Burgess Shop Wallace Pennsylvania
    John Burgess Property February 10,1880
    John Burgess Shoeshop
    John Burgess Shoeshop
    John Burgess Glen Moore 1881, new shop
    Newspaper- 58th Wedding anniversary
    Newspaper- 58th Wedding anniversary
    Wedding Anniversary notice listing all children and spouses
    Newspaper- 62nd Anniversary
    Newspaper- 62nd Anniversary
    Arthur and Ella Burgess 62nd Anniversary
    Newspaper -66th Wedding Anniversary
    Newspaper -66th Wedding Anniversary
    Arthur and Ella 66th wedding anniversary and children
    Obituary Arthur Burgess
    Obituary Arthur Burgess
    Arthur Burgess of Glen More
    Burgess Needlepoint
    Needlepoint made by Beulah Burgess (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Burgess bible
    Burgess bible
    Family bible with inscription:

    John Burgess with the affectionate love of his sincere friend

    E. H.
    Letter From John to Arthur
November 1899
    Letter From John to Arthur November 1899
    Letter of congratulations from John and Annie to their Son on his first job
    Telegram John's death
    Telegram John's death
    Telegram from Joe to Arthur regarding John's death
    Letter John Burgess 11/22/1907 PAGE 1
    Letter John Burgess 11/22/1907 PAGE 1
    Letter from John Burgess Glen Moor Nov 22, 1907

    Dear Son and Daughter,

    I received your welcome letter Tuesday and was glad to hear from you am right glad to hear you are doing so well was surprised to hear you where [sic] in business for your self and hope it will be a success. I read the notices in the Downey papers you sent me to Postmaster Chs Hender?? and everybody in town knows it by this time.

    With Regards to Geo I can tell you I am very sorry for the poor fellow, he was laid off work when he got back every thing ?? at cramps he came home as husked only about 80 shock of corn in the 2 weeks the weather was so bad, I must tell you that ?? said she did not care whether he went so that he sent her ?? of money, she wanted to leave him here and she would get home to her mother-, or he might go to Cal.
    She told me he had given her his envelope every pay and that he had not lost any time since they were married they have a fine boy as I ever saw and he is good.
    It appears to me that they live very near her parents and she is at her home all the time and they have ?? the money as he got it they have not paid for their furniture nor rent and when he came he looked as though he had been starved. I said to your mother if we did not send him out to you we should have him ?? I m sorry to have to write this to you...
    Letter John Burgess 11/22/1907 Page 2
    Letter John Burgess 11/22/1907 Page 2
    shall try to get him off this next week if I posably [sic] can shall buy him a ticket through by the Southern Pacific ?? it will cost me over 60 Dollars but I have told him its money that I had saved to come to Cal and that he must pay me back he says he will pay it back as soon as he earns it. I shall be very much disapointed if he does not as it means much to me, I know it will be better for him come or I would not send him to you all he wants is encouragement and I am sure he will do well.

    ?? write a day or two before he starts as you will not ?? a time to write before he as ?? will send you some ?? and some ?? remember as to Gerty and tell how I should come ?? someday.

    ?? in good ?? and working, ?? Davis is still away I never hear his name mentioned ?? wish to be remembered to you they are coming to ?? dinner with us Sunday we are to have Rabbit Pies that I ?? the other day how about the ducks I shall have to ?? how I came shoot yet my eyesight as got much better
    With love to you both we remain your loving parents John and Annie Burgess
    Letter John Burgess Oct 17th Page 1
    Letter John Burgess Oct 17th Page 1
    San Fernando Calif Oct 17

    Dear son and daughter

    After the mail carrier had taken he letter I wrote last night I found your last letter it was raining this morning so did not go to work I am working on a orange ranch 21 miles from Los Angeles in a valley shut in by mountains. I have been one of the most fortunate ones that come to Cal my knowledge of fruit trees came in good for me I began pruning Orange on the 6 of July and now I have been for quite a while budding Orange and Lemon trees in the nursery. I have the nursery all to myself until the budding is done and then I expect to be laid off for the winter he has laid off 7 of his hands that have been here long before I came so I think I have given satisfaction he has sent me to several different places to prune. this is no place for to come to hunt work for the laborer among the men we had a Preacher and a Clerk out of a office fancy such men digging ...
    Letter John Burgess Oct 17th Page 2
    Letter John Burgess Oct 17th Page 2
    ... in ditches for water pipe to be laid but as it is men come to california for their health and get stranded and are glad to work at any thing they can get. The Preacher as just got a call which will pay him 900 a year Cal is one of the most God forsaken places you would wish to see in the summer time every thing as to be watered the land is just as bare and brown as it is with you in March but after the first rain the grass springs up every where since the heavy rain storm we had the grass growing fine. I have not written to any one since I came here so do not know anything I am here living by myself so I would like you to tell me all the news do not let Neil? have any thing out of the shop and do not sell one pair of lasts to any one will tell you later what to do with them or let any one have the shop.
    Letter John Burgess Oct 17th Page 3
    Letter John Burgess Oct 17th Page 3
    Glad to hear you are all well and am right glad to hear you have a good crop of corn you will find note en closed.

    must stop writing now for I have quite a long distance to go to the Post Office to mail this or it would not get away before ?? and I want you to get it ??

    Your Father
    John Burgess
    San Fernando California
    RDI# Box 6
    Black Book, John Burgess
    Black Book, John Burgess
    Inside front cover of Black book, appears to be an insurance policy
    Black Book, John Burgess Page 1
    Black Book, John Burgess Page 1
    Work log for work done by John in San Fernando.

    Work done for Mr P?
    July 1908
    Pruning olives, loading , cultivating

    Black Book, John Burgess P2-3
    Black Book, John Burgess P2-3
    Work log for work done by John in San Fernando
    August 1908
    Pruning, digging pot holes, water trench, half-day pruning, half-day on pipeline, loading poles, pruning in nursery, working on pipeline, in nursery.
    $36.00 pay

    September
    Working in Nursery, irrigating Frankhouse, working in nursery, pruning on Griswold ave, working in nursery, loading beets, irrigating on Frankhouse, working in nursery, another half-day, half-day Frankhouse Place
    $46.00
    Working in Nursery,
    Black Book, John Burgess P4-5
    Black Book, John Burgess P4-5
    Work log for work done by John in San Fernando
    Oct
    Working on Frankhouse place, Gophers,working on nursery, gophers, half-day gophers, half-day nursery, nursery, 2 and a half hours in nursery, working on 304, and 288 and 304, nursery, loading olive wood
    48.55

    Nov
    Picking olives, half-day picking olives, half-day pipeline, gophers, picking olives, and digging, working on power line, phone line, power line, 4 hours pipeline, 1 hr phone line, 4 hr power line, gophers, picking olives, digging sweet potatoes
    $42.00

    Black Book, John Burgess P6-7
    Black Book, John Burgess P6-7
    Work log for work done by John in San Fernando
    Dec
    digging sweet potatoes and hoeing, gophers, working on power line, gophers,hoeing Blue Gum, Working in Olive House, and irrigation
    22.00 and 29.00

    Shoemakers epitaph in Alston Moor Churchyard:

    My cutting-board's to pieces split,
    My size-stick "will no measures mete,
    My rotten last's turn'd into holes,
    My blunted knife cuts no more soles.

    My hammer's head's flown from the haft,
    No more Saint Mondays with the craft ;
    My nippers, pincers, stirrup, and rag,
    And all my kit have got the bag,
    My lapstone's broke, my colour's o'er,

    My gum-glass froze, my paste's no more,
    My heels sew'd on, my pegs are driven, —
    I hope I'm on the road to heaven !


    Bakewell: recording the passing on of aunts and uncles,

    Elizabeth Burgess wife of Francis Eyre Britt
    John wagstaff and wife Mary Burgess



    Black Book, John Burgess P8-9
    Black Book, John Burgess P8-9
    Matlock: Death of Ann Olivers parents Joseph and Ann

    Letters and post cards 1912. possibly from his visit back to England

    Wrote to 1912
    Joe letter Jan 8th
    Geo Post cards 8th
    Geo letter Jan 10th, March 2, April 17th, July 5th
    Mrs. B feby 29th cards, 7 march letter 25, 27 cards, April 1 paper 7th letter, 10th cards, 13th paper. 16th news, june 9 letter, jly 1 letter, july 11 letter, aug 3rd

    Interest

    Black Book, John Burgess  P10-11
    Black Book, John Burgess P10-11
    Dr Keeley 1912
    Feby 6 visit + medicine
    13 medecine
    March 4

    Addresses:

    Geo G Burgess, Downey California
    Jos Burgess, Watts box 83 California
    Fred Reeday, 90 chs Merriman, Lake side San Diego Cal

    April 21st 3:30 1918
    Earthquake
    Black Book, John Burgess P12-13
    Black Book, John Burgess P12-13
    Bakewell March 25 191?

    In Remembrance of
    Philip Roe who died 12th Sept 18??

    The vocal powers here let us Mark
    Of Philip our late parish Clark
    In church none ever heard a Lay man
    With a clearer voice say Amen
    Who now with Hallelujahs sound
    Like him can make the roofs rebound
    The choir lement his Choral Tones
    The Town - so soon here lie his Bones
    Sleep undisturbed within peacefully
    Till Angels wake the with such shrill?
    notes as time.

    We must live while we live
    And love while we may
    Dread in Woman doubt in man
    So slips the Infinate away

    Gather ye Rose buds, when ye may
    Black Book, John Burgess P14-15
    Black Book, John Burgess P14-15
    Nathen Wass
    Matlock Green Died
    Aug 25 1781 Aged 24

    Sideways:
    This world is like a crooked street
    Death is the market place where
    all must meet
    Was life a merchantdice that-
    Man could buy
    The rich would live and-
    the poor might die.

    Matlock town ???


    Mount Whitney Inyo Ca 14502ft
    above sea level + Death valley 422ft below sea level.
    Black Book, John Burgess P16-17
    Black Book, John Burgess P16-17
    Peter Burgess
    north Church St., Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

    Mrs. Laura Statham
    Kirkham House, Waterloo Rd, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England

    Arthur Burgess
    Glen Moore, Penna.

    Geo Burgess
    23498 Cumberland St. Philadelphia PA.

    Joe Burgess
    Watts, Calif Box 83

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    Black Book, John Burgess P18-19
    Black Book, John Burgess P18-19
    P18 Blank

    Below is a transcription of what appears to be a return trip from England to the US:

    Lv Liverpool June 18 1913 4 oclock

    June 20 miles 269.1 hours past
    " 21 " 288.5 " "
    " 22 " 280.5 " "
    " 23 " 274 20m "
    " 24 " 307 28m "
    " 25 " 290
    " 26 " 270
    " 27 " 306
    28 296
    29 320
    Black Book, John Burgess P20-21
    Black Book, John Burgess P20-21
    In memory of the past

    Dried flowers upside down on page
    Black Book, John Burgess P22-23
    Black Book, John Burgess P22-23
    Why did you not say you loved me
    While I was with you round the house,
    In lieu of bringing flowers now,
    When I am laid beneath the earth?
    Your lips where sealed and seemed congealed
    To all those currents, pure, divine,
    Where nature meant that you should yeald,
    And brighten up your life and mine.
    My sould was starved and underfed
    For sweet love words you might have said,
    Tis little things we leave undone,
    That keep our hearts from being one,
    And make the way of life as rough,
    And tell the soul its had enough
    Regrets the pang we all endure
    When loved ones pass to yonder shore
    And leave us here with words unsaid,
    So justly due departed dead.
    'Tis the unspoken thoughts we hold,
    And not come out like lovers bold,
    That blights the life of many a one
    Before their joys on earth are done

    July 3rd 1916 John Burgess- 75


    Black Book, John Burgess P24-25
    Black Book, John Burgess P24-25
    To the Dead.

    Gone art thou- gone? And is the light of day
    Still shining- is my hair not touched with joy?
    But evening draweth nigh. I pass the door
    And see the walking on the dim lit shore
    Gone art thou-gone; and weary by? the brink
    Of Lethe waiting their? Oh do not drink
    Drink not-forgit not. Wait a little while;
    I shall be with this we again may smile.


    In Memory

    Full many moons have swelled the tide of life's great shoreless Sea,
    Since Dear Annie became my bride
    and gave up all for me.
    In Heaven they lived my sweet
    Annie, for earth to pure and fair;
    They called her to the summerland?
    She lives just over there"




    Black Book, John Burgess P26-27
    Black Book, John Burgess P26-27
    Spring comes but Once

    When I was a young lad-
    And that is long ago-
    I thought that luck loved every man,
    And time his only foe;
    And love was like a hawthornbush
    That blossomed in the May,
    And one had but to chose his flower
    For thats the young lads way!

    Oh youth's a thriftless squanderer;
    Its easy come and spent;
    And heavy is the going now
    Where once the light feet went.
    The Hawthornbush puts on its white
    The throstle whistles clear,
    But spring comes once for every man
    Just once in all the year.

    John Burgess Aged 72 March 22 1913
    Black Book, John Burgess P28-29
    Black Book, John Burgess P28-29
    Scots Emulsion

    Cod liver oil 14oz
    1 can condensed milk Nestles
    half pint lime water
    any flavouring extract

    Yam Buck

    1 oil of swallows
    1 " " Eucalyptus
    1 White wax
    1 box vaseline
    -----

    8oz Cod liver oil 4 oz glycerine
    1 gill lime water 3 ? swiss milk
    2 tea spoonfulls essence of Almonds


    Mermaids. The Dugong, which however,
    is not a fish at all, but a mammal,
    has by its peculiar attitude in
    the water and its demonstrations
    of affection towards its young
    given rise to the fable of the mermaid.
    Black Book, John Burgess P30-31
    Black Book, John Burgess P30-31
    Thou art gone from my gaze like beautiful dream
    But I seek in vain by meadow and stream
    Oft I breathe thy clear name to the winds passing by
    But thy sweet voice is mute to my bussoms heavy sigh
    * Yet I feel thou art near and where ere I may be
    That thy spirit of love keeps a watch over me

    Of the Birds in the bower fresh companions I make
    Every simple wild flower I prize for thy sake
    * Thou art gone from my gaze but well not repine
    For the home thou art in will ere long be mine
    For I feel thou art near where I may be
    That thy spirit of love keeps a watch over me

    2 verse
    The deep woods and dark wilds a pleasure impart
    For their solitude suits my sad sorrow worn heart

    * of verse
    In the stillness of night when the stars mildly shine
    my heart fondly holds a communion with thine

    What is wanted

    In the city, in he village,
    In the country or the town,
    There are people by the millions,
    Who are sad and oft cast down,
    They are waiting for the sunshine
    Which cometh from above;
    Don't you know that they are dying
    For a little bit of love?

    Is a smile so very costly,
    A kind word so very dear,
    That we seldom give to others
    What would brighten would cheer
    Let us scatter smiles and sunshine
    As They're showered from above
    Over all the world thats dying
    For a little bit of love
    Black Book, John Burgess P32-33
    Black Book, John Burgess P32-33
    Account of Arthur Burgess Act?
    ? of Annie Burgess. Late of Wallace Township
    Chester co. deceased
    The accountant charges himself as follows
    Each paid for letters $7.00
    " " E G Manger Undertaker 65.00
    " " ? Tomb Stones 58.00
    " " Daily local Ad Letters 2.00
    " " Fairview C. Burial Lot 13.50
    " " " Digging grave 5.00
    " " Hampton Baker 1.33
    " " Annie Shingle Services 2.50
    " " Kate Rice " 2.50
    " " Dr. Corson medical services 16.50
    " " W H Miller Groceries 5.78
    " " E Spackman Passing Ac 10.25
    " " J Newt Wynn Attorney 25.00
    " " Arthur Burgess Compens 30.00

    By Balance due Estate and paid out under intestate law 500.00
    745.21


    To amt. on deposit in Phila 500.03 Savings fund 7th ad Walnut St
    ? received from John Burgess,
    to pay funeral expenses 245.78

    745.21

    Paid John Burgess .25 125.00
    " Arthur Burgess .25 125.01
    " Geo Burgess .25 125.01
    " Jos Burgess .25 125.01

    $500.03

    We the undersigned being all partis named above, do hereby acknowledge that we have received our shares of the estae of annie Burgess, deceased.
    Died Oct 3rd 1908
    Aged 54 years.
    Black Book, John Burgess P34-35
    Black Book, John Burgess P34-35
    Newspaper clipping on the will of William C.Wilson

    Those who live on he mountain have a longer day than those who live in the valley.

    Sometimes all we need to brighten our day is to rise a little higher.

    Hoover

    29 persons win 4, 377, 000 acres
    Canada and Newfoundland 3, 750,000 square miles estimated population 8 000 000

    Public Sale of John's House

    Clippings: Rich and Poor, Be True to Man
    Black Book, John Burgess
    Black Book, John Burgess
    Various clippings: Not a Bad World, The Only way, A Golden Way, we can't live without it, The old House at Home, He Never Smiles Again, Seek the Best, Drawing the Line, The Last rose of summer.
    Letter John Burgess Sep 17, 1911 P1-3
    Letter John Burgess Sep 17, 1911 P1-3
    Letter From John to Arthur and Ella,

    Dear Son and Daughter,

    You will no doubt be surprised to hear from me.
    but I could not leave without writing to you I am here in Philadelphia
    last Sunday Geo and Joe came to Los Angeles to see me off they want me to come back to Calif but I do not know how it will be. I am sailing from here next Saturday 23rd I go on board at 8AM. I shall stay this winter and by that time I shall see how I like it would very much like to see you both if it where possible before I leave, if not write to Keystone hotel room 39.
    I am well but tired out having been on the train from last Sunday.
    Letter John Burgess Sep 17, 1911 P2-3
    Letter John Burgess Sep 17, 1911 P2-3
    Letter from John to Arthur and Ella cont...

    ...untill yesterday morning ?:30 am when they landed? me at Germantown
    live ? where they took care of me until 6:30 when I came to ? station.

    I had a most wonderful trip from Los angeles to San francisco then to Sacramento but I must tell you about the boat trip I crossed the San Francisco Bay at Fort Costa it is the largest ferry boat in the world it takes on the largest ? trains and there is room for one more ?? 4 tracks so you may have some idea of the size of it. After leaving Sacramento? we strike the Sierra Nevada mountains and the sights are beyond? description we are 6000 and 7000 ft ? ? I looked down in...


    Baptism John Burgess
    Baptism John Burgess
    Bakewell Parish 1841

    Headstones
    John Burgess 1841-1919 Headstone
    John Burgess 1841-1919 Headstone
    Headstone Fairview Presbyterian

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Bakewell parish transcripts.

    2. [S6] Certified copy of an entry of marriage, General Register Office, (October 6th 1992).

    3. [S5] Edensor Parish.