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  • ID: I1
  • Name: George Washington Burris
  • Given Name: George Washington
  • Surname: Burris
  • Suffix: Jr
  • Nickname: Wash
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 7AE6B07E3A0A476DA7EDFB963F9A82949AC6
  • Change Date: 16 JAN 2014
  • Note:
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Name: George Washington Burris
    County: Pope
    State: Arkansas
    Birthplace: Arkansas;United States of America
    Birth Date: 5 Oct 1890
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    FHL Roll Number: 1530571
    DraftBoard: 0

    US Passport Applications, 1795-1925
    Name: George Burris Jr
    Birth Date: 5 Oct 1890
    Birth Place: Atkins
    Age: 30
    Gender: Male
    Residence: 500 Long St
    Passport Issue Date: 1 Sep 1921
    Father Name: George W Burris
    Father's Birth Location: Tennessee
    Father's Residence: Russelville Arkansas
    Passport Includes a Photo: Yes

    New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945
    Name: George Burris
    Arrival Date: 26 Mar 1922
    Age: 31
    Gender: Male
    Port of Departure: Cristobal, Canal Zone Ship
    Name: Columbia
    Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Birthplace: Arkansas,Atkins

    The actual marriage license shows date of marriage to be 8 Nov 1929, not the 18th. Marriage license was recorded on 20 Nov 1929.

    1930 Census
    Name: George Burris
    Home in 1930: Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas
    Age: 39
    Estimated birth year: abt 1891
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Occupation: Asst postmaster
    Spouse's name: Louise
    Race: White
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    George Burris 39
    Louise Burris 21
    Inez Herington 21 (Louise's twin sister, occupation was phone operator)

    World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Name: George Washington Burris
    Birth Date: 5 Oct 1890
    Birth Place: Atkins
    Residence: Arkansas, Arkansas
    Race: White
    Roll: WW2_2281010

    Social Security Death Index
    Name: George Burris
    SSN: XXX-XX-3350
    Last Residence: 71923 Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, United States of America
    Born: 5 Oct 1890
    Died: May 1974
    State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (1955)

    His obituary:

    George W. Burris, aged 83, of Arkadelphia, died Tuesday at Clark County Memorial Hospital. He served as a postal employee for 47 years and was an assistant postmaster 34 years. He entered the postal service in 1910 at Russellville as a clerk - his father was postmaster. In May 1920 he was appointed postal clerk for services in the Panama Canal Zone, where he served until resignation Aug., 1920. For a short while he was employed by an oil company in Columbia, South America. After his reinstatement Feb. 2, 1923 as a postal clerk he transferred to Arkadelphia and was assistant postmaster, starting in April of that year.

    Mr. Burris served as officer at elections in Clark County, both locally and nationally.

    He was born Oct. 5, 1890, at Atkins and was a member of the St. Joe Baptist Church there, where his father was a charter member.

    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Herrington Burris; one son, Wm. F (Bill) Burris of Little Rock; three daughters, Mrs. HH Rutherford of Bryant, Mrs. JA Lensing and Mrs. Edward Newmann, both of Little Rock; one brother, Ott G Burris of Morrilton; one sister, Mrs. Emma Crites of Atkins; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

    Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in the Murry-Ruggles Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Nathan Porter. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

    One of George's daughters talked to him about why he moved to Arkadelphia when he came back to Panama. He told her he looked at the state and thought since he hoped to marry and raise a family, he wanted to give his children opportunities to get a good education. Arkadelphia had two colleges in 1923 - Henderson and Ouachita Baptist. George thought Arkadelphia would be a good choice for his children to get a college education.

     photo GeoBurrisJrWHomerBurrisLeeJonesGeoB.jpg
    Russellville Post Office, circa 1910. Left to right: George Washington Burris, Jr., Homer Burris, Lee Jones, George Washington Burris, Sr.

     photo GeorgeWashingtonBurrisJrabout1910-6.jpg
    George Washington Burris, Jr. Photo circa 1910.

     photo GeoWBurrisJrin1919.jpg
    George Washington Burris, Jr. Photo taken in 1919.

     photo ElbertGeoJrHomerandEarlBurris.jpg
    left to right: Elbert Burris, George Washington Burris, Jr., Homer Burris and Earl Burris. This is one of several "double cousin" photos I have.

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    George Washington Burris, Jr.
  • Birth: 5 OCT 1890 in Isbell Creek, Pope, Arkansas, United States
  • Occupation: Assistant Postmaster
  • _SENT: [date] [person] was appointed [Desc:A]< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>. 2 FEB 1923 Arkadelphia, Clark Co., AR
  • Death: of of cancer 7 MAY 1974 in Arkadelphia, Clark Co., AR
  • Burial: 9 MAY 1974 Rose Hill Cemetery, Arkadelphia, AR



    Father: George Washington Burris b: 18 JAN 1856 in Isbell Creek, Pope Co, AR
    Mother: Mary Mathilda Wharton b: 5 OCT 1859 in Anderson, Etowah Co., AL

    Marriage 1 Addie Louise Herrington b: 17 JUL 1908 in Clark County AR
    • Married: 8 NOV 1929 in Arkadelphia, Clark Co., AR
    Children
    1. Has Children Living
    2. Has Children Emma Jean Burris b: 12 MAY 1933 in Arkadelphia, Clark Co., AR
    3. Has Children Living
    4. Has Children Living

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