Ralph Harmon Burbank

BURBANK-RALPH H-PORSeptember 15, 1875 – June 3, 1950
Division Commander 1918 & 1919
Descended from Horace H. Burbank
Pvt. Co. A, 27th ME
Mustered in September 30, 1862


Rites Tuesday for Ralph H. Burbank

Ralph H. Burbank, 74, retired, for many years in his younger life employed as head bookkeeper at the local offices of the Diamond Match company, died at this home on the Ferry road, Saco, Saturday.

Mr. Burbank was a native of Alfred,  the son of the late Horace H. and Elizabeth (Thompson) Burbank.  His family moved to Saco when he was quite young and he obtained a part of his education in the schools of that city.  His late father served as a judge of the Saco municipal court for several terms.  The Horace H. Burbank camp, Sons of Veterans of Saco, was named in him memory owing to his being one of those interested in the formation of the organization.

For a long time Mr. Burbank was interested in various branches of the Masons and held many offices in units affiliated with the order.  He was a member of Arundel lodge of Masons, a past patron of Adah chapter, O.E.S., a life member of the Blue lodge,  F. & A.M., Bradford Commandery, Knights Templar, and the Grand Lodge of Maine, F. & A.M., and Grand Council of Maine; a member of York chapter, Maine Council Royal and Select Masters, Kora Temple Shrine, other Masonic bodies and the former York County Wheelmen’s association.  He was an attendant of the Second Parish Unitarian church.

His late wife, the former Hattie Milliken, died several years ago.  He was the last member of his family.  His only surviving relatives are several cousins.

Funeral services will be held at the Shumway funeral home, 35 Spring street, Saco, Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock.

Burial at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco, York, Maine