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William Howard Buzzell
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1908
Tacoma
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1981
Costa Mesa
Orange County
California, USA

Howard was born, the youngest of five children to William Russell and Maude Marietta Hinman Buzzell, 11 February 1908, at Tacoma, Pierce, Washington. He was named after William Howard Taft who was campaigning for President of the United States the year Howard was born.

The family moved to Southern California. Howard went to work as a Sound Technician for Warner Brother's Studios.

He married Emma LaVerne Tubbs in 1927 and she and their daughter Marianne died in childbirth 23 December 1935, which was very difficult for Howard.

He met Ann Burton, the niece of Howard's brother-in-law, who had come to California from Star Valley, Wyoming to attend Los Angeles Beauty College, and stayed with her Aunt and Uncle, Vie and Ralph Rainey.

On 7 August 1937 he married Ann. Together they had four children, Howard Dale, Jeanne Lynne, John Burton, and Allen Burton. John died shortly after birth.

Howard struggled with alcoholism and after 13 years their marriage ended in divorce.

He was a very talented man in carpentry, photography, repairs of any kind and in the movie industry.

Howard wanted to be cremated and his ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean, which his youngest son, Allen, a licensed pilot, wanted to do for the father he never knew.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Russell Buzzell (1874 - 1954)
  Maude Marietta Hinman Buzzell (1873 - 1950)
 
 Spouses:
  Emma LaVerne Tubb Buzzell (1905 - 1935)*
  Ann Burton Buzzell (1914 - 2008)*
 
 Children:
  Marianne Buzzell (1935 - 1935)*
  John Burton Buzzell (1949 - 1949)*
  Allen Burton Buzzell (1950 - 1993)*
  Allen Burton Buzzell (1950 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edna Lucille Buzzell Mason (1896 - 1920)*
  Edith Lenora Buzzell Linn (1901 - 1982)*
  Viola Marie Buzzell Rainey (1904 - 1985)*
  Harold Russell Buzzell (1906 - 1982)*
  William Howard Buzzell (1908 - 1981)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean off Orange County, California
 
Created by: Jeanne Buzzell Mason
Record added: Mar 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35284300
 

Dad, There are many things I wish I could have told you while you were alive. I hope you are at peace now.
- Jeanne
 Added: Mar. 28, 2009
 
 
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