Decatur County Journal-Iowa Thursday, October 6, l92l
DANIEL BURGESS, son of WILLIAM and SUSAN BRIGHT, was born January 9th, l847, in Washington County, Tennessee, and departed this life at his home four and one-half miles southeast of Grand River, Iowa, Sept. 26, l92l, at the age of 74 years, 8 months and l7 days.At the age of seven years he came with his parents to Decatur County, Iowa, where they settled on a farm five miles southeast of Leon, and lived there until the age of l6 years, when he enlisted in the Army at the time of the Civil War in Co. C, 9th Iowa Cav., and served for two years and six months, and at the end of that time he was honorably discharged at Davenport, Iowa.
In the year, l865, he was united in marriage with MAHALA JANE THOMPSON, July 25, l864, at Lewisburg, Ark.To this union were born ll children, four girls and seven boys.One son and three daughters preceded him to that better world.He leaves to mourn his departure a loving wife, one brother and two sisters, one daughter and six sons: WILLIAM J., EZRA L., CHARLIE A., ROBERT B., SAMUEL D., and THOMAS J., of Denver, Colo. Besides his children he leaves l6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, besides a host of friends and neighbors.He was a member of the Methodist Church and tried to live an honest and upright life.
Funeral services were held at the Brethren Church in Leon, conducted by Rev. G.T. Ronk.Interment in the Leon Cemetery.
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