Kit Carson County, Colorado
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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

George F. Burt, 8 South 49 West


In 1880 Red Willow County, George W. Burt is running a restaurant, 35, Mary E. 24, with Charles E. 5 and Geore J. 3.
Maybe they're the George Burt and "M.L." Sloan who married in Plymouth County, Iowa January 2, 1873.
"A Sad Death-
On Wednesday George Burt and family and some of their neighbors went to the Willow, near the mouth of that creek, for a picnic. After dinner Mr. Burt and the boys went to the creek and were having considerable fun. Two of his sons got into a deep hole and he rescued the younger one with much difficulty and was almost exhausted when he got him to shore, and could not reach the other before he sank for the last time. They immediately sent for aid and J.F. Helm came and after some time he found the body and bought it out and it was brought here. Drs. Eskey and Ballard worked several hours to bring back life but without success. The body was placed in a coffin and taken to his former home. Charles Burt, the unfortunate young man, was about nineteen years of age, and an industrious and excellent young man. The parents who saw him drowned without being able to save him were almost wild with grief. The entire community sympathize sincerely with the stricken family in their sorrow. Friday 20 July 1894"

George F. Burt married Lena E. Colling in Red Willow County, Nebraska October 11, 1899.
1906 McCook Nebraska "Mr. George Burt went up to Haigler, Sunday to see how Freds were getting along in their new location."
In 1910 Seibert precinct, Kit Carson County, George is 33, born in Iowa, married ten years to Leana E. 30, Nebraska, with Charles F. 1, Nebraska.
George proved up two quarters in 2, 8 South, 49W in 1913.

In 1920 Red Willow County, Nebraska, George is 43, Lena 40, Charles 11, and George W. 5, Nebraska.
George and Lena are alone in 1930 Red Willow County.
In 1940 they're in Salem Oregon, where George is a laborer and Lena is a cherry pitter.
George 1876-1961 and Lena E. 1879-1961 are buried in Salem Oregon # 130321901, # 130321903.
April 9, 1961 "George Burt Of Salem Dies
George F. Burt, of 481 Cottage St. SE, died Saturday at a Salem hospital at the age of 84. A 32nd degree Mason, Burt was a member of the Hastings, Neb. lodge for many year before mov ing to Salem in 1937. He was a member of a Salem lodge, but hadn't been very active here, relatives reported. Burt was a farmer and carpenter in Nebraska. He retired after moving here. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lena E. Burt; two sons, Charles F. Burt and George W. Burt, all Salem; a brother, Carlos C. Burt, Overton, Neb.; four grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Services are pending at Howell-Edwards mortuary. "


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