|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1924|
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 1939|
Burton was born to Brigham Dewey and Thelma Leon Hammond Davies. He had an active and normal childhood for the era in which he was born. He was a popular boy amongst his family, friends and classmates. He loved tracking the sport of professional and college football, keeping a small note book with pages of game scores recorded in both hand writing and newspaper clips.
In a letter to his Aunt Leone in Dalbo, Minnesota dated 7 December, 1936 (18 days before his death), Burton discribes some of his own mischievous behavior. Several quotes from this letter: "When Doris said you liked to tease I didn't care so much because I'm a little that way myself. I am alway(s)teasing the girls in my grade at school." and... "We had a dog which liked sweet chocolates. One day we fed him a lot of ex laxs. We didn't see him for three days."
Burton's parents added five additional children to the family after his birth; Howard, Farrel, Gilbert, Keith and Thelma. Several weeks after the birth of Thelma, Burton's mother developed complecations and died on July 17, 1935 at the young age of thirty-four.
On October 13, 1936 his father married Doris Evelyn Olson, a young woman who answered a newspaper advertisement placed by his father when looking for a woman who would come to his home and help care for his 'motherless' children. To this union, three additional family members were added; Darlene, Janet and Jerry.
In 1938, Burton developed Rheumatic Heart Disease which deteriorated his health. It eventually left him bedridden. Family lore has it that his feet were so clean from being bedridden that when a batch of salt-water taffy was made, he was allowed to do part of the 'pulling' process with his feet.
Burton died Christmas night, 1939. Just days before his death, he received a note book signed with get well wishes from his classmates. One entry is fitting of the occasion, "When the golden sun is sinking, and the paths you no more trod, may your name in gold be written in the Autographs of God."
Bio info compiled from family genealogy book "John and Ellen Price Davies - Progenitors of Faith" and family records.
Brigham Dewey Davies (1899 - 1996)
Thelma Leon Hammond Davies (1900 - 1935)
Claude Burton Davies (1924 - 1939)
Howard Marion Davies (1926 - 2002)*
Farrel Davies (1928 - 2014)*
Gilbert Wayne Davies (1932 - 2012)*
Lake Point Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: May 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10972291
For a 15 year old boy who left this world before he could become an adult - rest in peace and know that you are remembered.|
Kit and Morgan Benson
Added: May. 20, 2005