Gilbert Lafayette Burch

b. 14 September 1845, Monroe County, Indiana, to Henry and Rebecca Linzey (Gentry) Burch
d. 23 June 1898, Cottage Grove, Lane County, Oregon

m. 19 December 1856, Monroe County, Indiana
Nancy Ferguson
b. 11 February 1843, Indiana, to Augustin S. and Nancy S. (Foddrill) Ferguson
d. 6 October 1926, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Children with Nancy Ferguson:

  • Ida Gertrude (1870-1947) married Chester A. Davis
  • Henderson Roscoe (b. 1872)
  • Orin E. (b. 1876) married Miss Knox

The family moved from Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, to Cottage Grove, Oregon, around 1890. They went by train and took a pump organ along with the rest of their belongings. Ida and Chester Davis owned a theater in Cottage Grove, Oregon, where the pump organ was used for shows and dances at Davis Hall. After Gilbert’s death, the rest of the family moved to Portland, Oregon, around 1910. Gilbert was a farmer and active in the Masonic Order.

Submitted by:
Louise Alsop
Longview WA

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