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Charles Lester "Charlie" Burtrum, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1913
Newton County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 2005
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Charles Lester 'Charlie' Burtrum, Sr.
01 December 1913 - 01 April 2005

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Charlie Burtrum

Charlie Burtrum, 91, of Mesa, Ariz., died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Banner Bay Hospital in Mesa following a lengthy illness.

Burtrum was born Dec. 1, 1913, in Granby, Mo., to Leroy and Olive Burtrum.

He was a longtime resident of Miami.

He was a World War II veteran of the Navy.

In his early years, he and his brother, Joe, owned and operated the Burtrum Brothers Motor Company in Granby. He later owned the Chevrolet dealership in Paris, Texas. He owned and operated the Burtrum Lincoln-Mercury and the Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Dodge GMC dealerships.

He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church and a member of the Miami Lions Club.

He later owned and operated the National Auto Brokers in Tempe, Ariz., for 13 years.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou, of the home; three sons, Charles Burtrum Jr. of Tulsa, Steven R. Burtrum of Springdale, Ark., and Douglas Burtrum of Fairfax; one daughter, Jan Whitehawk of West Lafayette, Ohio, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services were held April 8 at Green Acres Mortuary in Scottsdale, Ariz., with Steve Burtrum officiating.

Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery.

Miami News-Record (OK)
Date: April 15, 2005

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Note: He and Eudora must have divorced and he married Betty?

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Charley L Burtrum

United States Census, 1940

Name: Charley L Burtrum
Titles & Terms:
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Granby City, Granby Township, Newton, Missouri, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original):
Race (Standardized): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original):
Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Head
Birthplace: Missouri
Estimated Birth Year: 1914
Residence in 1935: Detroit, Michigan
Enumeration District Number: 73-9
Family Number: 145
Sheet Number and Letter: 6A
Line Number: 38
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 2133
Digital Folder Number: 005460068
Image Number: 00205

Household Gender Age Birthplace

38. Head Charley L Burtrum M 26 1914 Missouri; Residence in 1935: Detroit, Michigan; [Educ. H4]; Proprietor; Automobile garage; Own House
39. Wife Eudora M Burtrum F 22 1918 Michigan; Residence in 1935: Detroit, Michigan; [Educ. H4]
40. Son Charley L Burtrum [Jr] M 1 1939

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 Mar 2013), Charley L Burtrum, Granby City, Granby Township, Newton, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 73-9, sheet 6A, family 145, NARA digital publication T627, roll 2133.


Charles L Burtrum

United States Social Security Death Index

Given Name: Charles
Middle Name: L
Surname: Burtrum

Birth Date: 1 December 1913
Event Date: 1 April 2005

Age: 92

Social Security Number: DELETED
State: Michigan
Last Place of Residence: Coshocton, Ohio
Previous Residence Postal Code: 43845

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Charles Burtrum

United States Census, 1930

Name: Charles Burtrum
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Marion, Newton, Missouri
Gender: Male
Age: 16
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Birthplace: Missouri
Estimated Birth Year: 1914
Immigration Year:
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri

Enumeration District Number: 0010
Family Number: 130
Sheet Number and Letter: 7A
Line Number: 13
NARA Publication: T626, roll 1214
Film Number: 2340949
Digital Folder Number: 4660806
Image Number: 00796

Household Gender Age Birthplace

Head Leroy E Burtrum M 58 1872 Missouri; Father's Birthplace: Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Wife Olive Burtrum F 54 1876 Missouri; Parent's Birthplace: New York
Son Charles Burtrum M 16 1914 Missouri
Dau. Bonnie L Buttrum F 10 1920 Missouri

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 Mar 2013), Charles Burtrum in entry for Leroy E Burtrum, 1930.

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Family links: 
  Leroy Burtrum (1871 - 1948)
  Olive Viola Otis Burtrum (1870 - 1957)
  Eudora Mae Wolcott Burtrum (1917 - 2012)
  Wilbur Lovic Burtrum (1903 - 1927)*
  Virgil Henry Burtrum (1905 - 1994)*
  Joseph Harold Burtrum (1911 - 1971)*
  Charles Lester Burtrum (1913 - 2005)
*Calculated relationship
Green Acres Memorial Park
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Created by: Orlena
Record added: Mar 15, 2013
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