Obit: Burgess, Marcia (1857 - 1910)

Contact: Ann Stevens



Surnames: Burgess, Head, Morris, Burrows, Nelson


----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  07/28/1910


Burgess, Marcia (Nov. 13, 1857 - July 23, 1910)


The many friends of Marcia Burgess here were shocked to hear of her death, which occurred at her home at Tony on July 23rd.  Marcia Rosilla Head was born on Nov. 13, 1857, at Cataract, Monroe County, and came to Neillsville on May 18, 1867.  At the age of 21 years she united with the Methodist Church, and all her life has been a devout Christian.  At her home at Tony she retained her membership in the Methodist Church, but was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of that place.  Marcia Burgess was a member of the first graduating class of three that graduated from Neillsville High School in 1875.  In 1883, she was united in marriage to Frank Burgess and for many years had been a resident of Tony, where Mr. Burgess was employed.  Mrs. Burgess is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Almira Head, and two children, Neil W. and Beatrice Lydia.  Also one sister, Mrs. Laura Morris of this city and one brother, M.G. Head, of Portland, Ore.


Mrs. Burgess was another of God’s noblewomen who can be spoken of only in the highest terms of praise.  She lived a life replete with charitable and kindly acts and true friendships.  She strove to make her life one that would be of benefit not only to herself and family, but all those with whom she might come in contact with, and the many friends who hold her in loving memory best attest to the success of her life’s ambition.


The remains were brought here for burial, and the funeral services were held at the home of the deceased’s mother on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Burrows conducting the services.  Interment was made in the Neillsville cemetery.


Among those who were here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Effner Nelson and two children of Ladysmith, and Mrs. Lydia Burgess of Mona, Iowa.




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