Obituary; James Burdette, worked at Hemingray

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Flint

Toledo, OH, United States
vol. 32, no. 6, p. 31-32, col. 1-2,1-2


JAMES L. BURDETTE, age 38 years, died May 8, 1943, at his home in Dunkirk, Indiana, after a short illness, and a heart attack. He was a mould maker by trade and had been employed at the Ball Brothers Glass Company plant in Muncie, Indiana for the past six years. He was a loyal union worker, a member of Local Union No. 50, Muncie, Indiana, of which he was a former president. He was born May 6, 1905, at Washington, Pa., moving to Indiana while quite young, and started to learn his trade January 1, 1923 at the old Hart Glass plant, Dunkirk, Indiana, where he worked until 1929, going then to the Hemmingray [sic] Hemingray Glass plant in Muncie, where he was employed for one year, then going to the Indiana Glass Company, Dunkirk, where he remained until 1937, when he became employed at the Ball Brothers plant until his death.

He is survived by his widow, Agnes (Whitsell) Burdette and two daughters Bonnie Jane and Joyce Ann, both at home. Also a stepfather, John Rice, Sr., of Hartford City, two step-brothers, Paul Rice, of Hartford City, and John Rice, Jr., of Anderson, Indiana.

He was a devoted husband, a kind and loving father, and an excellent shopmate.

Funeral services were conducted at the home, the Reverend Milton C. Wisely, officiating, and burial was in the I.O.O.F Cemetery, Dunkirk, Indiana.


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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 30, 2013 by: Bob Stahr;