BURCHILL ANNEX

 

Adella Kate (Burchill) Rubright Pedigree

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Special thanks to the following people for their extensive research and documentation, which was used in compiling the information in this annex:

 

1. Dr. George Lemar and Ruth Frances (Bryant) Rubright.

 

2. Donna Adele (Rea) Queen: Paragraph 3.e.(3.(a.(2) of generation 4, below.

 

 

Origin of the surname “Burchill:”

 

 

Generation

 

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5   Charles Burchill

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1801 in Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, England.  Died 1881.

 

2. Wife: Ann Norman

 

Born 1801 in Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, England.  Died June 1871 in Keynsham, Somerset, England.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Maurice Burchill: See generation 4, below.

 

b. Victor Burchill?

 

4   Maurice "Morris" Burchill

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1837 at Bristol, England.  Died 1913; interred Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Immigrated to the United States in 1852.

 

1860 US Census: Morris Burchill, age 21 (b. England) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household in Reilly Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  His real estate was valued at $400 and his personal property was valued at $90.  The household also included his wife, Grace Burchill, age 20 (b. England); son, George Burchill, age 4 (b. PA); and son, Charles Burchill, age 2 (b. PA).

 

1870 US Census: Morris Burchill, age 34 (b. England) and employed as coal miner, was heading a household in Foster Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Grace Burchill, age 28 (b. England); son, George Burchill, age 13 (b. PA) and employed working in the coal breaker; son, Charles Burchill, age 12 (b. PA) and employed working in the coal breaker; daughter, Victor Burchill, age 10 (b. PA); son, Samuel Burchill, age 8 (b. PA); daughter, Adella Burchill, age 6 (b. PA); son, Birdie Burchill, age 4 (b. PA); and son, Clay Burchill, age 7 months (b. PA).

 

1880 US Census: Morris Burchill, age 42 (b. England; parents b. England) and employed as a miner, was heading a household at Maizeville, Gilberton Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Grace Burchill, age 39 (b. England, parents b. England); son, Victor Burchill, age 19 (b. PA) and employed as a laborer; son, Samuel Burchill, age 17 (b. PA) and employed as a laborer; daughter, Della Burchill, age 15 (b. PA); son, Clay Burchill, age 10 (b. PA) and employed "picking slate"; daughter, Nellie Burchill, age 8 (b. PA); adopted son, William Burchill, age 8 (b. PA; parents b. PA); and son, Howard Burchill, age 6 (b. PA).

 

1900 US Census: Murise Burchill, age and date of birth unknown (b. England; parents b. England) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household on Washington Street in West Mahanoy Township, Frackville Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 9 years [very legible; has to be an error], Grace Burchill, age 60 (b. Apr 1840 in England; parents b. England), who had had 8 children; daughter, Nellie Burchill, age 28 (b. Mar 1872 in PA), who had been married 8 years and had had 3 children, all still alive; G Child, Lilian Burchill, age 5 (b. Jun 1894 in PA; parents b. PA); G D, Bernice Burchill, age 4 (b. May 1894 in PA; parents b. PA); G Son, Walter Burchill, age 2 (b. Jan 1898 in PA; parents b. PA); and boarder, Thomas Vaughn, age 69 (b. Jun 1830 in England; parents b. England), widowed, and employed as an engineer.

 

1910 US Census: Morris Burchill, age 74 (b. England) and widowed, who had immigrated to the United States in 1852, resided in the household headed by his son, Samuel C. Burchill, age 47 (b. PA; parents b. England) and employed as a bar tender in his own saloon, on Lehigh Avenue in Middle Frackville Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. (see below)

 

2. Wife: Grace Elizabeth Vaughan (photos)

 

Born 4 April 1839/40 at London, England; baptized 28 April 1839 in St. Michael and All Angels Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire County, England.  Died 1902; interred Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Daughter of Samuel (photos) and Harriet E. (Turner) Vaughan/Vaughn (photos) (interred Greenwood Cemetery, Frackville).  Married Morris Burchill on 4 August 1855 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Of interest, Maurice and Grace always addressed each other as follows: "Grace Love" and "Morris Love," respectively.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. George W. Burchill: Born 20 November 1856.  Died 1940.  Became a millionaire during the Klondike gold rush (1896-99), and subsequently owned a lumber mill in Sumter, South Carolina.  Married Tillie Eiche "of necessity," and while the circumstances were the subject of much rumor and gossip, after baby Grace was born, George proudly walked through the streets of Frackville carrying Grace on his shoulders – his way of telling the neighbors that he was a very proud and responsible father.  In time the scandal faded.

 

Although George enjoyed spending winters in Florida, and was an avid fisherman, Tillie didn't like the South, so they returned to Frackville each spring, where George continued as an entrepreneur, building houses.  George and Tillie had the following children:

 

(1. Grace Burchill: Married William Evitts/Evans, with whom she operated a meat market in Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

 

(2. Isabel Burchill: Married Richard Bevin and had the following children:

 

(a. George Bevin.

 

(b. Richard "Dick" Bevin.

 

(c. Daughter.

 

(3. Emma Burchill: Married John "Jack" Hable and had the following children:

 

(a. Ruth Hable.

 

(b. Susan "Sue" Hable.

 

(c. John "Jack" Hable, Jr.

 

b. Charles G. Burchill: Born 19 September 1858.  Described as a "playboy."  Owned a hotel (called the Kwire (sp) House) in Mahonoy City that catered to weddings, receptions, and banquets.  Apparently resided in a “mansion.”  Liked to vacation at Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Married Mattie Oliver (d. in a "flop house" in NJ), who some described as not a nice person, being an alcoholic and becoming homeless after Charles died.  Charles and Mattie had the following son:

 

(1. Charles G. Burchill, Jr.

 

c. William Victor Burchill “Victor”: Born 7 December 1860.  Died 1900; burned to death in a coal mine fire.  Married Mary Dovey and had the following children:

 

(1. Morris Burchill: Married Lily (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. Thelma Burchill: Married (?) Philips.

 

(b. Robert Burchill.

 

(2. Raymond “Ray” Burchill: Married Emma Mucklow and had the following children:

 

(a. Jenny Burchill.

 

(b. Son: In Bataan death march.

 

(c. Son: In Bataan death march.

 

(3. Victor Burchill, Jr.: Burned to death.  Married Maud Philips and had the following children:

 

(a. Charles Burchill.

 

(b. Robert “Bob” Burchill.

 

d. Samuel Seal Burchill: See generation 3, below.

 

e. Adella/Idella “Della” Kate Burchill: Born 28 July 1865.  Died 1 November 1932.  Married (1st) (?) Chisnell, a handsome and smooth-talking man who was 20 years older than her.  He was a professional gambler, so sometimes he was wealthy and sometimes he was broke.  Adella and her 1st husband had the following daughter:

 

(1. Beatrice "Bea" (Chisnell) Thomas: Born 1884.  Died 1941.  At age 5 to 6 years old Bea moved in with her maternal grandparents, Maurice and Grace (Vaughn) Burchill, because her stepfather, Will Thomas, openly said he did not like her.  Married Ero Kachel (b. 1883, d. 1941 from complications of a stroke, just days after Bea died) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Leonard "Bill" V. Kachel: Employed in the lumber industry.  Married Ruth Beddow and had the following children, who grew up in Red Bank, New Jersey:

 

(1) John William Kachel: Born 1940.  Attended Princeton University.  Employed in human relations capacities at Orange Park, Florida; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Beaumont, Texas; and then North Carolina.  Married Pat Dawson and had the following children:

 

(a) Victor Kachel: Born 1966.  Married Lisa Peecher and resided in North Carolina.

 

(b) Lisa Kachel: Born 1969.  Subsequently resided in North Carolina.

 

(2) Linda Kachel: Born 1942 and employed as a real estate agent in Georgia.  Married Thomas Cahill and had the following children:

 

(a) Kay Cahill: Married Gary (?).

 

(b) Suzy Cahill: Married (?) in 1993.

 

(c) Allison Cahill: Married Peter Phelps in 1999.

 

(3) Kathleen "Kathy" Kachel: Employed as a florist.  Married Richard Prout and had the following son:

 

(a) Forrest Prout.

 

(b. Audley Kachel: Died as an infant.

 

(c. Grace Kachel: Died as an infant.

 

Adella and her 1st husband were divorced in 1887.  Adella married (2nd) William “Will” Henry Thomas (b. 1866 in Wales, d. 1947), who immigrated to the United States in 1870 and settled at Frackville, Schulkill County, Pennsylvania.  Will was employed as a coal miner fire boss.  Every afternoon after work in the mines he would bathe, eat dinner, get dressed up, and go to the local bar, returning home at exactly 10 PM.  Della, who never drank alcoholic beverages, was known to pour his "booze" out the window, which, on occasion, would result in intoxicating their rooster, "Bantee."

 

Adella and Will had the following children:

 

(2. Roy Thomas: Born 1889.  Died 1891, age 2.

 

(3. Nellie "Nell" Audley Thomas: Born 24 September 1892 at Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Died 15 January 1992 at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; interred Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  At age 18 eloped to marry Raymond "Ray" C. Reese, who was initially employed as a coal miner.  Then Ray became a butcher, but he went bankrupt after extending too much credit to striking coal miners after World War I.  Later was employed as a shipyard worker and machinist.  Nellie and Ray had the following daughter:

 

(a. Adele Reese: Born 3 March 1915 at Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Died October 2008; interred Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville.  Married R. Ford Rea, a manufacturer's representative, and resided at 45 West Washington Avenue, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018.  Adele and Ford were divorced in 1979.

 

To be closer to her daughter, on 1 October 1993 Adele moved to 3103 Lake Terrace Court, Richmond, Virginia 23235.  She and her daughter moved to California in July 2007.

 

Ford and Adele (Reese) Rea had the following children:

 

(1) Douglas Ford Rea: Born 1948.  In 1973 moved to Rochester, Monroe County, New York.  Employed there by Rochester Institute of Technology as Professor of Photography.  Married (1st) Ann "Annie" Elizabeth Consiglio (d. 2 Nov 1998 from complications of breast cancer) in 1971 and had the following children:

 

(a) David Douglas Rea: Born 1980.  Employed as an electrical and embedded systems engineer with experience in analog and digital design, test and debugging, integration, software development, supplier management, and manufacturing.  Married Kelly Barone and resided in New York.

 

(b) Andrew Douglas Rea: Born 1987 and resided in New York.

 

Following Annie's death, Douglas Rea married (2nd) Barbara Ann Torregiano in 2005.

 

(2) Donna Adele Rea: (photos) Born 1951.  In 1993 resided at Richmond, Virginia.  In 2007 moved with her mother to California.  Employed as President of several skin care companies.  Married William "Bill" Queen in 1984; divorced 1989.  Donna and Bill had the following daughter:

 

(a) Lauren Leigh Queen: (photos) Born 1985.  Married Josh Ramirez in 2011 at San Diego, California.

 

(4. Olive Grace Thomas: Born 1 July 1898 at Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Died 28 November 1983 at Jersey City, New Jersey; interred Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Married Edward J. McCarthy and had the following son:

 

(a. Edward McCarthy: Born 1932 at Jersey City, New Jersey.  Veteran of the Korean War.  Subsequently employed as a police lieutenant in New Jersey.  By one account, "has an incredible memory for names, dates, stories, etc., particularly anything related to family or World War II."

 

(5. William “Bill” Victor Thomas: Born 1894 at Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Died 8 March 1980 at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; interred Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Veteran of the US Navy during World War I.  Retired in 1960 as supervisor of construction for the Otis Elevator Company, where he had worked 42 years.  Married to Helen Houston Perry (d. 25 Jan 1987, age 84) for 57 years and had the following children:

 

(a. Audley Elaine Thomas: Born 1923 at Huntington, West Virginia.  Graduated 1941 from Horace Mann High School, New York City.  Graduated as valedictorian of the 1944 class of Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts with a bachelor of arts degree.  Married Herbert Moore and in 1951 started the "Berkshire Sketch" newspaper in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Later that year they also founded "Ski Time" magazine.  Audley and Herbert had the following children:

 

(1) Alison Moore: (more info) Born 1951 at Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  Employed as an author and song writer.  Married (1st) Robert von Liski in 1973 at San Francisco, California; divorced 1982.  Married (2nd) Phil Lancaster, who was employed as a musician, in 2000 and resided in Texas.

 

(2) Sandra Moore: Born 1956 at Brooklyn, New York.  Graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.  Employed providing technical support for Computer Composition International and Magna, Inc.  Married Peter Mausolff in 1978; divorced 1985.  Sandra subsequently resided at California.

 

(b. Lois Thomas: Died at age 9; drowned.

 

f. Morris "Birdie" Edwin Burchill: Born 15 November 1867.  Died 22 September 1870.

 

g. Clayton "Clay" B. Burchill: Born 7 February 1870.  Member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).  Married Mame Seitzinger and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Verna Burchill: Married Charles Rheim, Jr. (photos) (gen 4, Para. 2.e.(1. of the Hardman Annex) and had the following children:

 

(a. Charles Rheim, III.

 

(b. John Rheim.

 

(c. Mary Rheim.

 

(2. Clayton Burchill, Jr.: Married Mabel Passmore.

 

(3. Beatrice Burchill: Married (?) Dunn.

 

(4. Evelyn Burchill: Married (?) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

(5. Ola Burchill: Married Samuel “Sam” Walters.

 

(6. Alva Burchill: Married (?) Garroway.

 

(7. Harold Burchill: Married Helen (?).

 

(8. Curtis Burchill: Left the family and drowned.

 

h. Nellie Ann Burchill: Born 13 March 1872 in Pennsylvania.  Died 1952 in West Chester Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania.  Married Curtis “Kurt” Nice, who was a mortician and owner of the Nice Funeral Home in Frackville, and had the following children:

 

(1. Lillian Nice: Born in Pennsylvania.  Was a nurse during World War I.

 

(2. Bernice Nice: Born in Pennsylvania.  Deaf.  Married Fred Bischoff (also deaf) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Audrey Bischoff.

 

(3. Walter Nice: Born January 1898 in Pennsylvania.  Died at age 16.

 

i. William Francis Burchill: (photos)

 

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Adopted.  Born 12 October 1873 to Grace Elizabeth (Vaughan) Burchill’s sister.  Died about 1955 (after his wife) at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta, Georgia; interred Oddfellows Cemetery, Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Employed at the Lawrence Colliery, first as a miner and later as Supervisor of the plain house, where coal was hauled up from the valley.  Later William kept books for the Lewis & Roberts Dress Shop located in the Elks Building, Frackville.  Married Margaret "Peg" Roberts (photos) (d. abt 1954/55; interred Oddfellows Cem., Frackville)of Frackville and resided at 403 West Frack Street, Frackville.  William and Margaret had the following children:

 

(1. Lewis "Lew" Roberts Burchill: (photos) Earned a master of business administration (MBA) degree from Harvard, University.  Employed as Comptroller for Associated Universities.  Married Katherine Van Blarcom of Passaic, New Jersey and resided at Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

 

(2. William "Bill" Roberts Burchill: (photos) Graduated 1909 from Harvard Law School and practiced as an attorney from his office in the Woolworth Building in downtown, New York City.  Subsequently employed as an attorney for Congress in Washington, D.C.  Married Marion Eisenhower of Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania and resided there.  William and Marion had the following son:

 

(a. William Roberts Burchill, Jr.: Employed as an attorney in Washington, D.C.

 

(3. Marion Hazelhurst Burchill: (photos) (more info) Born .  Died June 1975 at Pottsville Hospital, Pottsville, Pennsylvania; interred Oddfellows Cemetery, Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Studied at Kutztown College, Ithaca College, and Cornell University.  Was employed as Supervisor for Frackville, Pennsylvania Public School from 1920 to 1927.  Married Thomas Frederick Marble (photos) (b. Ithaca, NY, d. Oct 1970 at Pottsville Hospital, Pottsville, PA; interred Oddfellows Cem., Frackville) of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York and initially resided at Frackville.  Thomas graduated from Cornell University with a BS degree majoring in civil engineering and initially resided on Marshall Street in Ithaca.  He was employed there as City Engineer until he joined the Army in 1940.  During the war they moved frequently, including to Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and California, each time packing children and household goods into their 1936 Studebaker Commander.

 

After World War II Thomas and his family resided initially at Frackville, then Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Later they moved to Georgia.  Thomas and Marion (Burchill) Marble had the following children:

 

(a. David "Dave" William Marble: (photos) Born at Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York.  Served in the US Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

 

(b. Robert "Bob" Frederick Marble: (photos) Born at Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, Pennsylvania.  Graduated from high school in Georgia.  Employed last as an educator in New Mexico.  Married, as her 2nd husband, Judy R. (?).

 

j. Howard T. Burchill: Born 9 May 1874.  Married Barbara Hahn and had the following children:

 

(1. Mary Grace Burchill.

 

(2. Howard Burchill, Jr.

 

3   Samuel Seal Burchill (photos) (more info)

 

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1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 16 April 1863 at Lykens, Pennsylvania.  Resided at Mayesville, Schuylkill County at the time of marriage in 1881.  Died Wednesday, 21 November 1956, age 93, at Frackville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; interred 24 November in the Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

 

Had a 4th grade education when he left school at the age of 8 and went to work at the local coal mine, where he toiled until age 25 in the breakers (where slate is extracted from the coal).  At age 25 Sam got a cut on his knee that became infected to the point his physician recommended amputation.  Sam refused the operation and recovered to a large degree, but his knee was semi-frozen at that point, causing him to limp the rest of his life.  Sam went back to work in more of an office capacity at the “Top of the Plain,” and in 1890 the family moved to Frackville, where he resided the rest of his long life at 431 Washington Street.

 

One day Sam came home to find, to his total surprise, that his wife had moved all of the furniture out of their living room and was in the process of starting a candy store operation there.  They successfully operated the candy store for a period of time and, then, purchased a hotel, theater, and bar complex in Frackville.  His descendants recalled that Sam would never allow alcohol to be served to anyone who he judged to be incapacitated from their drinking.

 

Sam ran the bar, hotel, and theater until prohibition began (1920).  Not wanting to break that law, and ready to retire by that time, he sold the entire complex, never working again.  By that time Sam and Mary (Hardman) Burchill were prominent, prosperous, and well-liked members of the Frackville community.  In addition to running his businesses, Sam was also a bank director and was a member of the Frackville Board of Education.

 

1880 US Census: Samuel Burchill, age 17 (b. PA) and employed as a laborer, resided with his parents in Maizeville, Gilberton Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: Samuel Burchill, age 37 (b. Apr 1863 in PA; parents b. England) and employed as a hotel keeper, was heading a household on Lehigh Road in West Mahanoy Township, Frackville Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 18 years, Mary M. Burchill, age 35 (b. Sep 1864 in PA; parents b. England), who had had 6 children, all still alive; daughter, Della Burchill, age 16 (b. Aug 1883 in PA); daughter, Lizzy Burchill, age 14 (b. Nov 1885 in PA); son, Elmer Burchill, age 11 (b. Jan 1889 in PA); son, George Burchill, age 8 (b. Jun 1891 PA); daughter, Mary Burchill, age 7 (b. Jan 1893 in PA); daughter, Esther Burchill, age 3 (b. Jul 1896 in PA); niece, Emily Davis, age 17 (b. Feb 1883 in PA); and boarder, Loyd Benjamin, age 38 (b. Jun 1861 in PA).

 

1910 US Census: Samuel C. Burchill, age 47 (b. PA; parents b. England) and employed as a bar tender in his own saloon, was heading a household on Lehigh Avenue in Middle Frackville Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 26 years, Mary M. Burchill, age 45 (b. PA; parents b. England), who had had 7 children, all still alive; daughter, Lizzie Burchill, age 24 (b. PA), single, and employed as a clerk for the electric light company; son, Elmer C. Burchill, age 22 (b. PA), single, and employed as a blacksmith for a coal mine; son, George W. Burchhill, age 18 (b. PA), single, and employed as a clerk for a coal mine; daughter, Mary Burchill, age 16 (b. PA) and single; daughter, Esther Burchill, age 13 (b. PA); daughter, Grace E. Burchill, age 9 (b. PA); and father, Morris Burchill, age 74 (b. England) and widowed, who immigrated to the US in 1852 and was a naturalized citizen.

 

1930 US Census: Samuel Burchill, age 66 (b. PA; parents b. England) and employed as a laborer in a coal mine, was heading a household in Frackville Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  His dwelling was valued at $5,000, and he was married at age 20.  The household also included his wife, Mary M. Burchill, age 65 (b. PA; parents b. England), who was married at age 19; daughter, Esther Burchill, age 36 (b. PA), single, and employed as a public school teacher; and daughter, Grace Burchill, age 29 (b. PA), single, and employed as a public school teacher.

 

1940 US Census: Samuel Burchill, age 76 (b. PA), widowed, and employed as a "Comp. Runner" in a mine, was heading a household on Washington Street in Frackville Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his daughter, Esther Burchill, age 43 (b. PA) and single, who was employed as a public school teacher; daughter, Grace Burchill, age 36 (b. PA) and single, who was employed as a public school teacher; and boarder, George Rubright, age 19 (b. PA) and single, who was a student.

 

2.  Wife: Mary Mamie Margaret Hardman (photos) (more info)

 

Born 10 September 1864 at Mt. Pleasant, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Of Maysville, Schuylkill County at the time of marriage.  Died 22 October 1937 at Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; interred Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Married Samuel Burchill at Frackville in 1881.  Credited with starting the entrepreneurial initiatives that, by 1920, had boosted her family to prominence in Frackville (see above).  Mary’s grandson, Dr. George L. Rubright recalled how profoundly Mary’s death was felt by the Frackville community.  All businesses and schools in town were closed for the funeral.  By way of example of her exemplary character, she would not allow miners to be served at their bar on Friday afternoons (pay day) until they had gone home and changed their clothes, making them less likely to squander their wages and deprive their families.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Adella "Della" "Dell" Kate Burchill: See generation 2, below.

 

b. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Burchill: (photos) Born 19 November 1885 at Maizeville/Gilberton, Pennsylvania.  Christened “Lizzie.”  Died 1 March 1963 at home in Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania from complications of a heart attach; funeral arrangements by the Nice Funeral Home, Frackville; interment 5 March in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville.  Married John Kienzle (photos) and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Esther Mae/May Kienzle: (photos) (more info) Born 5 Oct (?).  Died age 77, from complications of cancer; interment Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville, Pennsylvania.  Resided last at 402-1 Springside Drive, Shillington, Pennsylvania.

 

c. Elmer Clayton Burchill: (photos) Born 30 January 1888 at Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Died 25 March 1934 (Palm Sunday) at the Allentown Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania from complications of an injury sustained while working as a brakeman on the railroad, which necessitated removal of the leg.  Married Marian E. Mowrey (more info) (b. 11 Apr 1889 at Frackville, PA, d. Thurs, 12 Jul 1973 (age 83), at Walkers Nursing Home, Miami, FL; interment 16 Jul in the Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, PA), daughter of Charles W. and Elizabeth (Beard) Mowrey, and resided at Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Elmer was injured while working as a brakeman on the railroad.

 

After Elmer’s death, Marian moved to Hialeah, Florida to reside with her daughter, Charlotte, until she broke her hip and experienced two strokes, which necessitated nursing home care.  Of interest, Marian had a brother, Douglas Mowrey, who resided at Coral Gables, Florida, and a sister, Lillian, who married (?) Bechtel and resided at Reading, Pennsylvania.  Elmer and Marian Burchill had the following children:

 

(1. Robert Burchill: Married Dorothy Kern and resided at Allentown, Pennsylvania.

 

(2. Nedwin E. Burchill: Resided at Sacramento, California.

 

(3. Charlotte E. Burchill: Married Arthur A. Martin and resided at Hialeah, Florida.  (Also m. (?) Fleming?)

 

d. George Washington Burchill: (photos) Born June 1891 at Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Died 9/13 October 1952 at the Pottsville Hospital, Pottsville, Pennsylvania; interred Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville.  George entered the hospital on 13 September with complications of arteriosclerosis and developed a pulmonary embolism during leg removal surgery, which precipitated his death.

 

Married Maud/Maude E. Steinbach (more info) (b. 1892/1, d. Wed, 11 Aug 1971, age 79, at Beverly Manor Nursing Hospital, CA; cremated and interred Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville) and resided at Frackville, Pennsylvania.  Following George’s death in 1952, Maud moved to 176 Crescent Street, Redlands, California, where she lived with her daughter, Mary Lou.  Also resided at Yucaipa, California.  George and Maud Burchill had the following children:

 

(1. George Washington Burchill, Jr.: (more info)

 

Born at Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Graduated from Frackville High School; then Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania (N. of Valley Forge) with a BA degree; and then Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania with masters and PhD degrees.  Served in the US Navy during World War II.  Following the war settled in California, where he eventually became a professor of education and coordinator of the School of Education at the University of Redlands, Redlands, California.

 

Married, as her 2nd husband, widow Marilyn (?) Henderson at the home of her parents, 327 Fountain Avenue, Redlands, California.  Prior to marriage Marilyn was a kindergarten teacher at Dunn Elementary School, Redlands.  Following marriage George and Marilyn resided at 176 East Crescent Avenue, Redlands, California.  It would appear George’s mother, sister, and niece resided with him for a period of time.  In 1971 George resided at Coronado, California.

 

(2. Mary Lou Burchill: At the time of her mother’s death in 1971 was residing with her mother at 176 Crescent Avenue, Redlands, California.  Had the following daughter:

 

(a. Joyce Louise Hamilton.

 

e. Mary “Mae” Margaret Burchill: (photos) (more info) Born 16 January 1894/93 at Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Baptized there 25 May 1905 (or 14 February 1894) in the Methodist-Episcopal Church.  Died 20 May 1918 at Frackville.  Married George Haupt, Jr.

 

f. Esther Hardman Burchill: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 6 July 1896 at Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Baptized 26 January 1897.  Died Wednesday, 7 March 1990 (age 93) at Community General Hospital, Reading, Pennsylvania, having been a patient since 19 February; interment Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Graduated from Frackville High School and in 1925 from Kutztown Normal School.  Taught elementary school (4th & 5th grades) in Frackville, Pennsylvania schools for 38 years, retiring in 1958.  Never married.  Resided at Frackville with her parents and sister, Grace, most of her life.  After their father’s death (their mother had died several years before) and Esther’s retirement, the sisters, in a surprising step for many, moved to Kutztown, Pennsylvania, where they bought a large house that had been converted into 3 apartments across from the college.  Then, in 1978, they moved to 1800 Tulpehocken Road, Country Meadows, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.  For many of those years Esther and Grace resided with Ruth Ann Bergstresser (more info), a fellow elementary teacher in the Frackville school system.

 

Since Grace never learned to drive a car, Esther drove for both.  It was, reportedly, somewhat comical to ride in a car with the two of them; Esther at the wheel with Grace directing operations, e.g. “Turn left Esther!  Turn right Esther!”

 

g. Grace Elizabeth Burchill: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 6 January 1901 at Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Died Monday, 28 April 1997 (age 96) at Phoebe Berks Health Care Center, Inc., Wernersville, where she had resided for 2 weeks; interred Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Graduate of Frackville High School and Kutztown University.  Never married.  Taught elementary school (1st grade) in Frackville, Pennsylvania School District for many years.  Resided at Frackville with her parents and sister, Esther, most of her life.  After their father’s death (1956) the sisters moved to Kutztown, Pennsylvania where they purchased a large house that had been converted into 3 apartments.  Esther was retired, but Grace continued teaching for the next 5 years, accepting a job in Wilson School District (where George Rubright’s children were schooled).  Since Esther never learned to drive a car, she took a room at Lincoln Park near where she taught and returned home to Kutztown on the weekends, with Ruth (Bryant) Rubright often serving as the taxi driver.  Then, in 1978, they moved to 1800 Tulpehocken Road, Country Meadows, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

 

2   Adella "Della" "Dell" Kate Burchill:

 

Born 20 August 1883 at Gilberton, Pennsylvania.  Died 14 May 1967.  Married Norton Rubright, generation 2 of the Rubright Annex.

 

 

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