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Thornton Waldo Burgess
Birth: Jan. 14, 1874
Sandwich
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1965
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

Author. He was a conservationist and writer who loved nature and children so much that he wrote about them in books for 50 years. and his newspaper column, "Bedtime Stories". His first book, "Old Mother West Wind" published in 1910, introduced characters such Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon and Joe Otter. Some of his other works included "The Green Meadow Club", "The Bedtime Stories Club", "Happy Jack Squirrel Saving Club" and "Now I Remember". He also broadcasted "The Radio Nature League" from WBZA Springfield, Massachusetts and wrote the newspaper column, "Bedtime Stories". By the time he retired in 1960, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for daily columns in newspapers. He died at the age of 91. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Caroline Frances Hayward Burgess (1850 - 1912)
 
 Spouses:
  Nina E Osborne Burgess (1881 - 1906)*
  Fannie H. Phillips Burgess (1881 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Springfield Cemetery
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Monument Avenue West 2607
GPS (lat/lon): 42.10251, -72.57467
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2359
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My dreams were always to walk in your footsteps in Sandwich, Massachusetts and this past September my dream came true. I have every book that you wrote that I could find, over 70 of them. Growing up my mother would tell us about your stories that she wo...(Read more)
- Charleen Schuster
 Added: Jan. 2, 2014
I am a relative of Thornton Burgess (descendant of Thomas and Doroth Wayne Burgess) from Leeds, Maine, I was so looking forward to visiting the museum in mass but was upset to hear that it has closed.
- tanya hanson
 Added: Jun. 11, 2013

- Lone Wolf
 Added: Jan. 14, 2013
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