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Private Edward M Burdick, Renville Star Farmer, 11-14-1918

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Edward M. Burdick
November 20, 1896 – October 12, 1918

Private Edward M. Burdick was the youngest son of Frank and Bridget Burdick and was born in Sisseton, S.D. November 20th, 1896. Losing his mother at the tender age of three years he came to live with the John Branick family, that being the last wish of his mother who was Mr. Branick’s cousin. There he lived and grew to manhood until May 5th, 1918 when he answered the call of the colors and enlisted in the marines, going to Paris Island, South Carolinia. Later he was sent to Quantico, Virginia from where he sailed August 1st for France. There he gave his life for his country, October 12. He leaves to mourn his death his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Branick, four brothers and one sister, John of Lemmon, S.D., Bernard of Camp Lewis, Washington, Leo of Camp Funston, Kansas, Joe and Marietta of Bristol, S.D. He was a young man of excellent character and manly habits and will be greatly missed by his many friends.