Christine Burdick

Born: November 25, 1906

Died: December 29, 1976

Married: Rev. Orville G. Bosley, August 1936

Children: Anne, Marilyn

Miss Christine Burdick was employed by the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake from 1928 to 1933 as the "Parish Visitor"— she visited tubercular patients who were on bed rest, in local sanatoria, cure cottages, and private homes, providing for the spiritual care of those living with tuberculosis. In 1928, she made two thousand visits.At the church, she led the youth group and assisted with prayer services. 

She was a graduate of the Boston University School of Religious Education and Social Service. After Saranac Lake, she moved to Ithaca and worked for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service, providing training to small rural churches for Sunday Schools.  She married a Presbyterian Minister, the Rev. Orville Bosley, and together they served three churches, the last of which was the first integrated Presbyterian Church in Rochester. In later life, she became a teacher and was instrumental in launching the NYS Master Teacher Program.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, January 26, 1977

Christine Bosley

ROCHESTER — Word has been received here, of the death of Christine Burdick Bosley, a Rochester teacher for 14 years and wife of the Rev. Orville G. Bosley, Wednesday in a Genesee Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs Bosley, 70, of 2488 Oakview Drive, was graduated from Boston University.

She did extensive work for the Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake, Ithaca and Caledonia and, the former Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Rochester, now Trinity Emmanuel Church.



1. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 14, 1990