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John Oscar Burks
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1870
Clayton County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1934
Forest Park
Clayton County
Georgia, USA

Son of William Henry & Rachel Elizabeth Cates Burks. John Oscar married Viola Haristeen Bartlett. They married on 18 Dec 1890, Clayton Co, GA. They reared the following children. Cleophas C., Elvie Irene, Martin Orestus, Myrtice, Lethia, Hilda Mae, Odell Sarah, and John David Burks.

During his life he was a farmer, a machinist at a cotton gin, and worked as a mechanic on the train called "Dummy" which went into service in 1901 and ran for 30 years.

My grandmother had this obituary from The Atlanta Journal, issue of 12 Nov 1934:

Mr J O Burks, age 65, died suddenly this morning at Forest Park GA. He is survived by his wife, three sons, V C, M O, and J D Burks: five daughters, Mrs Willie DODD, Mrs R V Laney, Mrs C E Foster, Mrs Hubert HOLT and Mrs Odel Walden. Funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from Forrest Grove Chdurch. Rev Charles Hett(?) will officiate. Interment, Forrest Grove Cemetery. Howard L Carmichael. 
Family links: 
  William Henry Burks (1850 - 1918)
  Rachel Elizabeth Cates Burks (1848 - 1896)
  Elvie Irene Burks Dodd (1893 - 1958)*
  Martin O. Burks (1896 - 1962)*
  Myrtice Burks Laney (1899 - 1951)*
  Leitha Margret Burks Foster (1901 - 1987)*
  Hilda Mae Burks Holt (1903 - 1957)*
  Sarah Odell Burks Stevens (1905 - 1983)*
  John David Burks (1909 - 1986)*
  John Oscar Burks (1870 - 1934)
  Samuel Walter Burks (1872 - 1948)*
  Columbus B Burks (1874 - 1877)*
  George Abner Burks (1876 - 1961)*
  Isaac M. Burks (1878 - 1951)*
  Ola Francis Burks Williams (1880 - 1925)*
  Jesse Monrow Burks (1882 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Grove Cemetery
Forest Park
Clayton County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Ayers Family
Record added: Jun 29, 2007
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John Oscar Burks
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John Oscar Burks
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