|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1893|
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 1975|
Clay Monroe Burnum was born January 17, 1893 in Hill County, Texas. He was the son of William Henry Burnum and Lee (Willbanks) Burnum. In 1903 the family moved from Texas to Delhi, Beckham County, Oklahoma by covered wagon.
In 1917 Clay served in the 90th Division (Calvary) in World War I. His unit saw battle in France and Germany. When Clay returned from the war he brought back black walnuts from the Ardennes Forest in France in his military backpack. He planted these walnuts along the dirt road near their home in Delhi, Oklahoma. One of these trees survived until May of 2005.
After the war Clay was a farmer. He married Birdie McClinton also of Delhi, Oklahoma on April 2, 1924. They had two children, Martha Lee, and Clay Monroe Jr. (Sonny).
In 1937 Clay went to Morenci, Arizona to work in the copper mines. In 1940 he joined his brothers Carl and Luther in Lincoln County, Idaho. Here Clay filed on 120 acres of land.
Clay died July 9, 1975 and his ashes were scattered in Idaho.
Clay Burnum - my great uncle.
William Henry Burnum (1859 - 1911)
Lee Willbanks Burnum (1870 - 1946)
Mattie Cornelia Burnum Gibson (1879 - 1955)**
Henry Grady Burnum (1889 - 1919)*
Eva Lee Burnum Bonifield (1891 - 1992)*
Clay Monroe Burnum (1893 - 1975)
Luther May Burnum (1894 - 1980)*
Lettie Belle Burnum Price (1897 - 1968)*
Paul Dean Burnum (1899 - 1972)*
Willie Blanche Burnum Bell (1901 - 1976)*
Ida Florence Burnum (1904 - 1904)*
Joe Carl Burnum (1905 - 1964)*
Charity Lee Burnum Farris (1907 - 1994)*
Roy Lee Burnum (1910 - 1986)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: Dena Burnum
Record added: Dec 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23360609