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Roderick Deane Burnham
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1886
Pasadena
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1976
Orange County
California, USA

Burnham's first son, Roderick (August 21, 1886 July 2, 1976), was born in Pasadena, California, but accompanied the family to Africa and learned the Northern Ndebele language.He is the first child of Frederick Russell Burnham and Blanch Blick. He went to Skagway, Alaska with his father, and then to a military school in France in 1900. In 1904, he attended the University of California, Berkeley, joined the football team, but left Berkley after a dispute with his coach. From 1905-08, he went to the University of Arizona, joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, played the position of running back, and became the captain of the football team. He attended the Michigan School of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in 1910, became a geologist, and worked for Union Oil as Manager of Lands and Foreign Exploration helping to develop the first wells in Mexico and Venezuela. He took time off from his job to serve in the U.S. Army in World War I and fought in France. He and his father became minority owners of the Burnham Exploration Company, incorporated in 1919 by Harris Hays Hammond (the son of John Hays Hammond, Sr). In 1930, he and Paramount Pictures founder W. W. Hodkinson started the Central American Aviation Corporation, the first airline in Guatemala. 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick Russell Burnham (1861 - 1947)
  Blanche Blick Burnham (1862 - 1939)
 
 Siblings:
  Roderick Deane Burnham (1886 - 1976)
  Nada Burnham (1894 - 1896)*
  Bruce Blick Burnham (1897 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Three Rivers Cemetery
Three Rivers
Tulare County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Bill & Peggy Tate
Originally Created by: Thomas
Record added: Dec 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23333909
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