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Almon Friend Burbank, a lawyer of Pembroke, was born in Webster, N.H., October 17, 1857, son of Friend Little and Dorothy (Jackman) Burbank. The father, a native of Boscawen, N.H., was born June 29, 1806. Beginning in his earlier years, he was engaged in lumbering in Webster, N.H., and was widely known as an able and stirring business man. Later in life he was associated in business with his son, William W.; and the firm was known as F. L. Burbank & Son. He was a Republican in politics, and took an active part in public affairs. For a number of years he served as a Selectman in Boscawen, held other town offices, and was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1858. His wife, Dorothy, also a native of Boscawen, became the mother of five children, of whom there are living: William W., Irvin A., and Almon F.
Almon Friend Burbank attended Simmon’s Free High School in Warner, N.H., and fitted for college at the Penacook Normal Academy. Instead of pursuing a collegiate Concord, N.H. He was admitted to the bar in 1880; and, locating for practice in Pembroke, he has since resided here. On August 6, 1887, Mr. Burbank wedded Mary Ellen Labontee, of Pembroke, and is now the father of two children-Priscilla and Esther. In politics he is an active supporter of the Republican party. He served as Supervisor for several years, was a member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, and a Representative to the legislature in 1897.