Burchill, George S.

Birth Name Burchill, George S.
Gender male
Age at Death 54 years, 6 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth December 26, 1840 New Brunswick, Canada b. Nelson; name transcribed Burchel
Death 1895 Texas, USA find a grave


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Burchill, Joseph
Mother Abbott, Anna
    Sister     Burchill, Jane
    Brother     Burchill, John
         Burchill, George S.
    Brother     Burchill, Joseph
    Sister     Burchill, Catherine Ann
    Brother     Burchill, Andrew
    Brother     Burchill, Robert
    Sister     Burchill, Lucretia Shelton
    Sister     Burchill, Sarah Jane


    Family of Burchill, George S. and Gapp, Amanda
Married Wife Gapp, Amanda
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage June 11, 1864 Iowa, United States Iowa Marriages
    Family of Burchill, George S. and Murray, Belle
Married Wife Murray, Belle
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1872    
  1. Burchill, Edna Murray



Name: Geo. S. Burchill
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1840
Birthplace: New York (should be New Brunswick)
Home in 1880: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Belle M. Burchill
Father's Birthplace: Ireland - George may have had his parents' birthplaces reversed.
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Car Builder
Geo. S. Burchill 40
Belle M. Burchill 32
Edna Burchill 1
Mariah P. Murry 70 - mother-in-law

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas; Roll: 1328; Family History Film: 1255328; Page: 14C; Enumeration District: 088.

Served in the "War of the Rebellion" in Iowa.

There was a George Burchill, born New York and age 14, in the 1856 Census of the state of Iowa.


George S Burchill was found dead In his buggy yesterday morning about 5 o clock near the Polytechnic Colllege.

Mr Burchlll's death was very sudden and unexpected to his friends In Port Worth as he had been going about with his usual activity. He left his homo on Tuesday afternoon to go out to where the Benevolent Home children had been camping recently to order to superintend the removal of some lumber which had been used for the camp. He was seen by several people about the place and seemed to be In good spirits though he complained of a violent headache later In the afternoon and remarked that he would sit In the buggy and rest awhile and wait until later in the afternoon before returning to the clty.
His prolonged absence alarmed his wife and she decided to go in search of him at an early hour yesterday morning.
Mrs Burchlll and Mr W D Hall drove to the place of the camp and there they found Mr Burchill In the
buggy apparently asleep his feet were crossed his hands folded and his head resting against the back of
the buggy. Mr Hall tuns that It was the sleep of death but the grief-struck wife could scarcely believe it at first and was completely prostrated.
Justice Adams was tolled and an inquest was held before the remains were brought to the clty.
It ls supposed that Mr Burchill's death resulted from heart failure perhaps superinduced by excessive heat as he was subject to severe attacks of pain In the side which were thought to indicate heart disease.
Mr Burchill was a native of Buffalo N Y where he was born In 1842, but he had been a resident of Fort Worth for many years. During the war he served In the Federal army, enlisting in Company A second regiment Iowa volunteer Infantry April 1 1861 for a period of three years and was discharged therefrom as a private at Louisville Ky September 1 1864 by reason of expiration of service. He Joined Parinky(?) post No 4, G. A. R. of this city May ? and was elected post surgeon January 1 ? which office he filled until his death. He was also a number of a GAR post In Davenport Iowa before he came to Texas. For several years he acted as assistant postmaster of the Fort Worth post-office during the official terms of his wife Mrs B M Burchill.
He was for some time previous to coming south a resident of Bloomington Ill. and Davenport Iowa In Bloomlngton he was an early acquaintance of Hubert McCart Esq of this clty and Vice President Adlai E Stevenson.
Mr Burchill was a good citizen and his death will be a loss to the community He has a brother who lives
In Colorado to whom the news of his death was sent Immediately. The funeral will not be announced until word can be received from friends at a distance
Dr Fisher of Fort Worth university will conduct the funeral services
A response having been received from Mr Burchlll's brother at Denver Col the funeral will take place
tomorrow and will be conducted by the G. A. R. of this city

Transcribed from The Gazette, Fort Worth, Texas, September 19, 1895, from the Chronicling America Website.



  1. Burchill, Joseph
    1. Abbott, Anna
      1. Burchill, Andrew
      2. Burchill, Jane
      3. Burchill, John
      4. Burchill, George S.
        1. Gapp, Amanda
        2. Murray, Belle
          1. Burchill, Edna Murray
      5. Burchill, Joseph
      6. Burchill, Catherine Ann
      7. Burchill, Robert
      8. Burchill, Lucretia Shelton
      9. Burchill, Sarah Jane