|Birth: ||Apr. 5, 1876|
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 1937|
New York, USA
Parents: Dr. Swan Moses and Frances Eliza (Hodgson) Burnett. Husband of Constance Clough (Buel) Burnett.
Vivian was identified with Little Lord Fauntleroy, the character in his mother's book by the same name. In fact, there was some reason for this. He was in fact a charming little boy and undoubtedly help enspire his mother's writing.
He graduated from Harvard University with honorable mention in four of his five studies.
Vivian became a reporter for the Denver Republican, covering courts and police, and writing art and music criticism. He wrote a column for the Washington Times, and in New York he wrote for a new publication called Children's Magazine. At age 38, Vivian was a bachelor living with his mother on the grand estate she had built on Long Island.
Vivian In 1914, surprised everyone by becoming engaged to 21-year-old Constance Buel. They shared many interests, including a love of sailing. The couple settled on Long Island Sound, a two-minute walk from Frances' estate, and had two daughters, Verity and Dorinda.
Sailing on Long Island Sound on July 25, 1937, the 61-year-old Vivian was at the helm when he saw a 10-foot sailboat capsize a mile ahead, spilling its occupants into the water. Under power, Vivian maneuvered his boat close enough to pick up the four victims, holding his yawl into the wind. With the rescue completed and the boat turned homeward, Vivian's fingers released their grip on the helm. Minutes later, he collapsed on deck. By the time the boat reached the pier, he was dead of a heart attack.
Swan Moses Burnett (1847 - 1906)
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849 - 1924)
Constance Clough Buel Burnett (1893 - 1975)
New York, USA
Created by: Marc Thayer, III
Record added: Jul 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39974650
Added by: Anonymous
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