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Frank Burfitt[1]
Male 1865 - 1944

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  • Birth  15 Sep 1865  Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Florist 
    Residence  1924  West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  Nov 1944  [3
    Buried  Pine Grove Cemetery, West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I9955  West Brookfield Families
    Last Modified  20 Nov 2021 
     
    Family  Bessie R. Williams,   b. Abt 1870, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965, West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Aug 1892  Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Frank W. H. Burfitt,   b. 6 Nov 1895, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1973, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Frederic Edward Burfitt,   b. 19 Oct 1903, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1992, West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3842  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • Served in Egyptian War of 1885

      Naturalized Sept. 12, 1910 at Superior Court of Hamden County, Springfield, MA, immigrated about Feb. 4, 1886, from. Resided in Springfield and Chicopee Falls, and later West Brookfield, MA.

      National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; NARA Series: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Roll #: 2671; Volume #: Roll 2671 - Certificates: 492850-493349, 21 Nov 1924-24 Nov 1924

      Description

      Volume : Roll 2671 - Certificates: 492850-493349, 21 Nov 1924-24 Nov 1924

      Source Information

      Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data: Selected Passports. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
      A full list of sources can be found here.

      Source Description

      This is a collection of American passport applications that includes passport applications from 1795-1925, passport amendment and extension applications from 1912-1925, and a register of passport applications that cover most of the same years Passport applications often include information regarding an applicant's family status, date and place of birth, residence, naturalization (if foreign-born), and other biographical information. Twentieth-century applications often include marriage and family information as well as dates, places, and names of ships used for travel.

      He worked at the Golden Gate Cafe in 1940. He was held up and beaten over the head with a hammer after being mistaken for the cafe's owner. The incident happened at the intersection of Ware and West Main Streets not far from the home of Allen Godfrey. https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/newspapers/image/v2%3A11BC3DF3E61E32B5%40GB3NEWS-12A4A7C4DAE272C8%402429887-129E6D71084A058E%401?h=3&fname=frank&lname=burfitt&fullname=&kwinc=&kwexc=&rgfromDate=1920&rgtoDate=1973&formDate=&formDateFlex=exact&dateType=range&processingtime=#
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S2216] U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; Roll #: 2671; Volume #: Roll 2671 - Certificates: 492850-493349, 21 Nov 1924-24 Nov 1924.
      Record for Frank Burfitt

    2. [S1959] Massachusetts Mason, Membership Cards, 1733 - 1990, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations; Location: Provo, Utah; Date: 2013;), Belche Lodge.
      Born Windsor, England 15 Sept 1865

    3. [S2060] Springfield Daily Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts (online archive), " Funeral of Frank Burfitt,"14 November 1944, page 2 Column 5; Genealogy Bank (http://www.genealogybank.com : acccessed 29 April 2018.).
      Funeral notice for Frank Burfitt

    4. [S2044] Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927, (Name: Family Search;), , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMVT-XL3 : accessed 18 December 2014.
      Frank Burfitt, age 26, son of Edward and Mary, and Bessie Williams, age 23, daughter of John and Elizabeth, married 02 Aug 1892; citing registration 013082, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,473.