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Tampico Tornado, Thursday, Feb. 11, 1960

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HOMER H. BURNS TAKEN BY DEATH

Homer H. Burns, 82 of Rock Falls, passed away Sunday morning at the Linton nursing home in Sterling. He had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Wheelock-Allen funeral home in Rock Falls with Rev. Ivan Obenshain, pastor of the Rock Falls Methodist church, officiating.

Burial was in the Tampico Memorial cemetery.

Homer Burns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Burns, was born Oct. 22, 1877 in Bureau County, near New Bedford.

He was united in marriage to Mabel C. Emmons on Feb. 15, 1899 at Tampico and they farmed in this vicinity until nine years ago when they retired and moved to Rock Falls.

He was a member of the Pomona Grange and charter member of the Tampico Grange.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George (Gladys) Thompson of Nachusa; one sister, Mrs. Jospeh (Susan) Turner of Rock Falls; two grandchildren, Harry Thompson of Tampico and Mrs. John (Arleen) Garland of Harmon; and eight great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Oct. 7. 1954; one sister and several brothers. 
 

OTHER INFORMATION FOUND ON HOMER H. BURNS (note: headstone shows "H" as his middle initial)

INFO SUBMITTED BY DIANE BARENEK: Homer'sbrothers and sisters are:  Otto (Otterbin/Ottobien?), Rueben, James,
Susan and Mae.  From what I can trace Great-Grandpa Adam came from
Pennsylvania and Great-grandma Alice came from New York. That is where I
hit a wall.

Otto (March 2, 1875-October 25, 1943) married Lula Vesta Griffin
(October 5, 1887-January 1, 1985) on July 7, 1906 in Morrison, IL.  Otto
and Lula are buried in Manchester, Iowa were they farmed most of their
lives.  They had Vernon, Howard, Mae, Merle, Donald, Marwan, and Alice.
I am the daughter of Alice.  Alice and Marwan are the only surviving
children.

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1880 United States Federal Census about Homer D. Burns

Name:     Homer D. Burns [sic]
Home in 1880:     Gold, Bureau, Illinois
Age:     2
Estimated Birth Year:   abt 1878
Birthplace:     Illinois
Relation to Head of Household:     Son
Father's Name:     Adam A. b. abt 1838
Father's birthplace:     Pennsylvania
Mother's Name:     Alice, b. abt 1850
Mother's birthplace:     New York
Marital Status:     Single
Race:     White
Gender:     Male

Household Members: Name     Age

Adam A. Burns     42, b. PA/PA/PA|
Alice Burns     30, b. NY/NY/VT
James W. Burns     9, b. IL
Otterbin A. Burns     4, b. IL
Homer D. Burns     2, b. IL  

1900 United States Federal Census about Homer Burns

Name:     Homer Burns
Home in 1900:     Hume, Whiteside, Illinois
Age:     22
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1878
Birthplace:     Illinois
Relationship to head-of-house:     Head
Spouse's Name:     Mable
Race:     White
Household Members: Name     Age
Homer Burns     22, b. Oct, 1877  IL/PA/NY, farmer
Mable Burns     22, b. June 1877, IL/NY/NY
Crosby McKinzie     76 boarder
Gust Risburg     22

1910 United States Federal Census about Homer H Burns

Name:     Homer H Burns
Age in 1910:     30   
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1880
Birthplace:     Illinois
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Father's Birth Place:     Pennsylvania
Mother's Birth Place:     New York
Spouse's Name:     Mable C
Home in 1910:     Hahnaman, Whiteside, Illinois
Marital Status:     Married
Race:     White
Gender:     Male
Household Members: Name     Age
Homer H Burns     30
Mable C Burns     31
Gladys J Burns     4

1920 United States Federal Census about Homer Burns

Name:     Homer Burns
Home in 1920:     Hahanaman, Whiteside, Illinois
Age:     42 years
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1878
Birthplace:     Illinois
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Spouse's Name:     Mable
Father's Birth Place:     Pennsylvania
Mother's Birth Place:     Pennsylvania
Marital Status:     Married
Race:     White
Sex:     Male
Home owned:     Own
Able to read:     Yes
Able to Write:     Yes
Image:     69
Household Members: Name     Age
Homer Burns     42
Mable Burns     42
Goldye[sic] Burns     14 

1930 United States Federal Census about Homer h Burns

Name:     Homer h Burns
Home in 1930:     Hahanaman, Whiteside, Illinois
Age:     53
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1877
Birthplace:     Illinois
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Spouse's Name:     Mabel C
Race:     White
Household Members: Name     Age
Homer h Burns     53
Mabel c Burns     53

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