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Tempie Jane Craig Burton
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1890
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 20, 1959
Gardena
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Siblings:
Ella Francis Craig Loveless
Lillie Belle Craig Starnes
Lucetta Settie Craig Neal Brumley

The picture my mother painted of her paternal grandmother was that of a corncob pipe smoking woman with a couple of mean geese who lived on a dusty farm in the desert. The
image makes me laugh. It's as if Tempie was some sort of pint-sized Annie Oakley spittin' snuff, as well as bullets, with honking geese at her feet as guard dogs.

Tempie grew up in Kentucky, one of the daughters of Isaac Craig and Nancy Harmon. She married Thomas Neal when she was just 13 years old and had four children with him before he passed. She next married Abraham Burton in 1921 and had two more children, one of whom (Rebecca) died young. Abe and
Tempie made their way out West and settled in hot and dry Palmdale, CA.

She is buried next to her son, Ted, and his wife, Helen, in Green Hills Cemetery in Rancho Palos Verdes. Helen purchased the 3 plots after her husband passed and said she picked
the location because there was a view of the ocean. That view is now obstructed with development.
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Abraham Lincoln Burton (1895 - 1976)
  Thomas Neal (1877 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Theodore Roosevelt Neal (1907 - 1956)*
  Preston Neal (1910 - 1981)*
  Charles Edward Neal (1917 - 1982)*
  Clifford Earl Burton (1925 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Beloved mother
 
Burial:
Green Hills Memorial Park
Rancho Palos Verdes
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sunrise Slope 103G
 
Created by: Roselei
Record added: Jun 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92160935
Tempie Jane <i>Craig</i> Burton
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Tempie Jane <i>Craig</i> Burton
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Tempie Jane <i>Craig</i> Burton
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Forever in my heart
- Roselei
 Added: Jun. 18, 2012
 
 
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