30 October 2009

Frederick & Mary Burghard

Frederick H. Burghard
1827 - 1869

Mary C. Peter
Wife of F. H. Burghard

1839 - 1924

Obituary for Capt. Fred H. Burghard:

31 July 1869, Macon Daily Telegraph (Georgia)
ANOTHER OLD CITIZEN GONE. -- We are pained to announce the death of Capt. Fred H. Burghard, which occurred at his residence in this city on yesterday afternoon about 6 o'clock, produced by congestion of the bowels and stomach. Capt. Burghard has been a citizen of Macon for the last twelve or fifteen years, and was before the war a heavy dealer in jewelry.

His funeral takes place this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Mr. Burghard was, during the Civil War, a captain in the German Artillery, a volunteer corps from Macon.

According to her death certificate, Mary C. Peter Burghard was born 18 May 1839 in New York City to Julius Peter and Anna Stumph. Both of her parents were born in Germany. Mary died 7 May 1924 at her home at 1018 Vineville Avenue in Macon. Her son, Louis H. Burghard, was the undertaker and took charge of his mother's burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Frederick H. Burghard and Mary C. Peter were the parents of Julius E. and Henry Peter Burghard. They were recently wrote about here and here, respectively.

29 October 2009

Henry P. Burghard

Henry Peter
Son of F. H. & M. C. Burghard
1860 - 1920

Macon Weekly Telegraph
2 August 1920


Henry P. Burghard, aged 60 years, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. M. C. Burghard, Vineville avenue, Sunday morning at 7:30 o'clock after an illness of five months.

Mr. Burghard was born and reared in Macon, but for the past thirty-five years had been a resident of Birmingham, Ala., and was engaged in the wholesale salvage business.

Surviving him, besides his mother, are one brother, L. H. Burghard; two sisters, Misses Annie and Minnie Burghard, of Macon.

Funeral services will be held from Burghard's chapel this morning at 11 o'clock. Bishop W. N. Ainsworth will conduct the service. Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery."

3 August 1920

Funeral services for Henry P. Burghard, aged 60 years, who died Sunday morning at the residence of his mother, Mrs. M. C. Burghard on Vineville avenue, were held yesterday morning at 11 o'clock from Burghard's Chapel, 718 Cherry street, Bishop W. N. Ainsworth officiating. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery. The following acted as pallbearers: L. H. Burghard, W. W. Jones, Sr., A. W. Jones, W. W. Jones, Jr., Louis R. Jones and Clarence Jones, all relatives of the deceased."

[Note: L. H. Burghard, Henry's brother, was an undertaker and operator of Burghard's Chapel.]

28 October 2009

Julius Burghard Dies

Julius E. Burghard
Son of F. H. & M. C. Burghard
1853 - 1915

Macon Weekly Telegraph
21 November 1915

Stricken Last Night While Preparing to Retire
For Thirteen Years He Had Been With G. S. & F. Railway and Was Widely Known in Macon.

Julius E. Burghard, aged 58 years, died suddenly last night at 9 o'clock at his home on Lake avenue. Mr. Burghard had been in good health up until the time of his death, and was about to retire when death struck him. Medical aid was summoned, but he was dead when the physicians reached him.

The deceased is survived by his widow, two sons, Julius E., and Louis Burghard, three sisters, Misses Anna and Lillie Burghard, and Mrs. W. W. Jones; two brothers, L. H. Burghard of Macon, and H. P. Burghard of Birmingham, Ala., and by his mother, Mrs. L. P. Burghard of Macon.

Mr. Burghard was well known and well liked in Macon, where he has resided for a number of years. He was held in high esteem by his associates in the railroad business, he having been an employee of the Georgia Southern & Florida Railway company for the last thirteen years, gaining by his efficient service the good will and esteem of his employers.

27 October 2009

Fred T. Carson was a Well Known Machinist of the Central of Georgia Railroad Shops

Fred T. Carson
May 29, 1864
Dec 23, 1911
Joined Franklin Lodge No. 2 July 17, 1890

Eglantine Square

Macon Weekly Telegraph
24 December 1911

Deaths and Funerals

Fred T. Carson, a well known machinist of the Central of Georgia Railroad shops, was found dead in his room on First street, near the city hall, yesterday morning about 10 o'clock. An inquest was held over the body at Hart's undertaking establishment yesterday afternoon, and the jury declared that he came to his death from a stroke of apoplexy.

Mr. Carson went to his room late Friday afternoon, and was not seen again until the nurse in the house found his body across the bed face downward. He was fully dressed and his hat was across his face. It is believed that he was stricken shortly after he entered his room Friday afternoon.

Mr. Carson had lived in Macon for a number of years and was born in Sweden. He had no living relatives except a wife, from whom he was divorced about ten years ago. He was known to be a steady and industrious worker and was a member of the Franklin Lodge of Odd Fellows, the Royal Arcanum, and the Machinists' Union.

The attack of apoplexy, which caused his death yesterday, was the second that he had had in the past six months.

The funeral will be held from Hart's mortuary chapel this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

The members of the fraternal orders to which he belonged will attend the funeral and the body will be laid to rest in Rose Hill cemetery.

The following will act as pallbearers: Ed Crissey, W. W. Elfe, C. S. Collins, J. W. Garrison, Carl Dohn and M. OHara.
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