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Wilbert Saul Bennett Burney
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1887
Duval County
Florida, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1937
Duval County
Florida, USA

Wilbert Saul Bennett BURNEY married married Daisy C. DANIELL on 13 March 1912 in Thomas County, Georgia. She was a daughter of Charles Henry DANIELL and Mary Melvina BAKER.

They had three children, Wilbert David, Jr., Herbert, and Louise.

Daniell family recollections and notes on some pictures name him as "Bennett Burney."

Daisy died 23 March 1920.

About 1923, Wilbert married Mary Belle NIX, daughter of Herbert B. and Dora NIX. Wilbert and Mary's only child was Wilma Irene, was born 24 July 1925.

1935 Florida Population Census lists W. S. Burney, Mary, David, Herbert, and Wilma living in King's Ferry in Nassau County.

Wilbert was murdered on 27 March 1937. As related by a grandson, Wilbert was involved in bootlegging moonshine, crossed someone, and was killed. His body was put in a truck which was pushed off a wharf in a Jacksonville shipyard and later pulled from the water by police.

Death certificate extracts: Wilbert Sol [sic] BURNEY was born 25 Mar 1887 in Duval County, Florida, and died 27 Mar 1937 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida at age 50 years and 2 days. He was a son of Robert BURNEY who was also born in Florida, Wilbert, a farmer who resided in Hilliard [Nassau County], Florida, was survived by his wife, Mary BURNEY. He was buried on 4 Apr 1937, in Hilliard.

In January 1939, Mary Belle BURNEY, married Johnnie Ellis Daniell, nephew of Wilbert's first wife, Daisy C. Daniell.

[Compiled by Robert Louis Daniell, Member #47276468]
Family links: 
  Daisy C Daniells Burney (1894 - 1920)
  Mary Belle Nix Daniell (1903 - 1992)*
  Wilbert David Burney (1913 - 1990)*
  Herbert C Burney (1916 - 1988)*
  Mary Louise Burney Miller (1918 - 1968)*
  Wilma Irene Burney Scarbrough (1926 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Brickyard Cemetery
Nassau County
Florida, USA
Plot: S2, #14
Maintained by: Robert Louis Daniell
Originally Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: Jul 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55463608
Wilbert Saul Bennett Burney
Added by: Robert Louis Daniell
Wilbert Saul Bennett Burney
Added by: S. J. Bales
Wilbert Saul Bennett Burney
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Rest in peace.
- Robert Louis Daniell
 Added: Sep. 19, 2010

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