Olean Times Herald  1-22-1942
BELMONT-This community is mourning the death Wednesday (January 21, 1942) of one of its best known esidents, Earle L. Burdick, forty-eight, local florist-nurseryman, World War I veteran, prominent in civic life and American Legion circles.
Mr. Burdick was especially active in American Legion circles, being the first man from Allegany County to be named commander of the Eighth District, Department of New York.  He was also a past commander of the Allegany County American Legion and of Herbert L. DeLong Post, Belmont, was an ex-chief of the Belmont Fire Department and ex-president of the Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Belmont Lodge of Masons, a member of the Episcopal Church.
Mr. Burdick was a veteran of World War I and saw service on the fields of France. A few years ago he was awarded the Purple Cross by the War Department in recognition of his war record.
He was born in Belmont, July 7, 1893, a son of William W. Burdick.  He was a graduate of Belmont High School, of Alfred University and of Manilus Military Academy, Syracuse.
His surviving relatives are his widow, Ina Withey Burdick and three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Windus (Jean Elizabeth) and misses Sally and Elaine Burdick of Belmont; one brother, Arthur Burdick of Olean and one sister Mrs. Edna DeLong of Olean.
Sally (Sarah) married Richard Sweet  Elaine married Rodney Post
Submitted by Donald Adams