Biography of L. C. Burkitt
Cook County, Il Biographies

L. C. BURKITT, of the firm of Burkett Brothers, hardware merchants and dealers in agricultural implements, was born in Wheeling Cook Co., Ill., in 1857, son of Richard and Mary A. Burkitt. He served an apprenticeship as tinsmith. In 1879 he established his hardware business at Palatine. In June. 1880, he formed a partnership with his brother, J. W. Burkitt, who was a jeweler by trade, and in 1881 they opened a store at Arlington Heights. which is managed by J. W., and the one at Palatine by L. C. Burkitt. They carry a full line of hardware. stoves and tinware and also a full stock of jewelry goods. Their business has increased from $5,000 the first year to $30,000 the last year. His location in Palatine is on Brockway Street, one door south of the post office. He was married in 1880 to Miss Ida A. Cole, daughter of Charles and Cordelia Cole. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and of the Good Templars.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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