Biography of Frank Edward Burfield
Houston County, MN Biographies

Frank Edward Burfield, who for a number of years until his death on March 3, 1915, Was proprietor of a farm of 120 acres in section 12, Sheldon township, was born on his parents' farm in this township, July 24, 1867, son of Whatley and Isabelle (Lee) Burfield. He was the fourth born in a family of nine children and was educated in the district school in Crystal Valley, this township. Until the age of twenty three he resided at home, assisting his father. He then bought a farm in Union township, and for two years was engaged in operating it. On his marriage in 1894 he removed to a farm on South Ridge, La Crescent township, where he followed agriculture for a while, subsequently spending a year in La Crosse. He then took the farm in section 12, Sheldon township, on which he resided until his death, engaged in its improvement and cultivation. It is a farm of 120 acres, well provided with good buildings, and is now being operated by. his widow with the aid of her son, Whatley W. Mr. Burfield was a man of sterling qualities, industrious, devoted to his home and family, and an agreeable and accommodating neighbor, and his death was felt as a distinct loss to the community. In politics he was a Republican.

Mr. Burfield was married, Nov. 19, 1894, to Selma Miller, who was born in Sheldon township, Houston county, daughter of John and Minnie (Simke) Miller. Three children were born of this union: Whatley Washington, Feb. 22, 1898; Sidney Sylvester, June 27, 1903; and Paris French, Feb. 2, 1908.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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