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GENERAL DEATHS MARRIAGES COURT XXXXX
Source:  Erie Times-News, Erie, Pennsylvania - Page 18
Dated:  Friday, March 13, 1914
Chicago - Police are searching for relatives of Mrs. Albert Winslow, aged 75, who was found sitting in the street surrounded by her furniture.  She said she had been ousted from the little home she rented when she failed to get money from her sons to pay the rent.
Source:  Erie Times-News, Erie, Pennsylvania - Page 17
Dated:  Wednesday, Mar. 15, 1916
FIVE GENERATIONS OF WELL KNOWN ERIE COUNTY FAMILY
     Jane Gilkinson, the eldest of these five generations was born in Le Bouef township, Aug. 31, 1833 and was the granddaughter of Asa Burdick, a young Scatchman who put to sea at the age of sixteen as a captain of an English merchant vessel.  At the age of 20 he married Elizabeth White and to them, on the billowy ocean was born a son, Amos Burdick, on May 26, 1803.  They later settled in New York, and from there went to Vermant and after a few years after moved to Erie County, Pennsylvania, where Amos married Madeline Range who was born a short time after her parents moved on horseback from Baltimore to Tionesta in 1808.  To them was born 13 children, of whom Jane, our eldest subject was the youngest.  August 30, 1855 she married George I. Waterhouse, an uncle of T. W. Waterhouse, now County Commissioner of Erie County, to them were given five children.  Gertrude the second of the five generations was the eldest, then Sylvia Martha, Hattie and George L. Waterhouse.  George L. Waterhouse, the father, died March 14, 1870 aged 36 years, two months and 7 days.  Their home was in Edinboro, Jane, the widow maried Joyn Buys of Summit Township, December 7, 1871 and Summit has been her home ever since.  To them was born two children, Bertha and John E. Buys, now deceased.  After the death of John Buys, April 11, 1884, Mrs. Buys remained a widow until August, 1888 when she was married to Samuel Gilkinson.  Jane Gilkinson and Wm. F. Burdick, a brother, are the only surviving members of the children of Amos and Madeline (Range) Burdick. 
     Gertrude Waterhouse
the second in the line of generations, was born in Rockdale Township, October 29, 1856, married Reginald F. Benn, April 11, 1877.  They had five children, Verr, Bennie, Neil, Harry and Clyde.  Verr the eldest, and the third member of the five generations was born in Summit Township, November 7, 1878 and was married to James L. Johnson, December 2, 1896.  To them was born two children, Gertrude and Arthur.
     Gertrude Johnos,
the fourth generation, was born October 9, 1898, and was married to George Gray, January 8, 1915.  Them them was born, December 1915, Lucella Pearl Gray, the fifth generation.
     This group sat for their pictures in Erie, March first, 1916.
     Jane Gilkerson, aged 83, is great-great grandmother.
     Gertrude Bean aged 59 is grand-mother.
     Verr Johnson, aged 37 is grand-mother.
     Gertrude Gray, aged 17 is mother and Luella Pearl Gray, the baby is two months old.
 
 


 
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