Charles H. Burr
Kendall County News, April 5, 1916.
Charles H. Burr was born in Foreston, New York state, July 16th 1841. He died at his home in Plano December 7, 1924 being nearly 83 and one half years of age.
When about fifteen years old he moved with his parents to Walworth County, Wisconsin where his father was engaged in farming. Shortly after this he served an apprenticeship as a carpenter which vocation he followed for a number of years.
On March 9, 1861 he responded to the call of his country and enlisted in Company A, 10th Wisconsin Infantry where he served for three years and three months being honorably discharged November 3, 1864. The record of his military service shows he was wounded during the battle of Chickamauga.
Subsequent to this time he met Martha A. Safford to whom he was married May 27, 1866. To this union one daughter was born, now Mrs. Jay Hare of Plano.
Except for a year or two when they lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, their residence was near Williams Bay, Wisconsin until 1900 when they moved to Plane where he resided until the time of his death.
He united with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, May 8, 1881 being baptized by Elder F. M. Cooper of this city. In the following forty-three years ending with his passing, his faith in God remained unmoved and steadfast.
Having served the church for a number of years in the capacity of Elder, he was ordained to the Quorum of Seventy April 15, 1894 in which office he has since occupied.
His missionary efforts were always attended by marked and favorable results and there is a host today who can attest to his earnest and faithful labors in the Master's cause. He is survived by a faithful, devoted wife, one daughter, three grandsons and four granddaughters.
Funeral services were held in the Latter Day Saints Church at 2:00 P. M. Tuesday. The sermon was delivered by Elder W. A. McDowell, for many years a neighbor and close associate in missionary work. He was laid to rest in the Plano Cemetery (Little Rock Township Cemetery.)
Friends and relatives from Chicago, Aurora, DeKalb, Mission, and Sandwich attended the funeral.