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William S. Burroughs
Birth: Jan. 28, 1857
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1898
Citronelle
Mobile County
Alabama, USA

Inventor. With a talent for working with machines, he came up with the first conception of the adding machine to be used at banks. He devised a calculated device to use for monotony of clerical work in 1885 and founded the American Arithmometer Company in 1886. By 1905, his company became the Burroughs Adding Machine Company and he was producing the Burroughs Patent number 388,116 point lever adding machine, which became in use national wide. He was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1986. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Ida Selover Burroughs (1859 - 1896)*
 
 Children:
  Mortimer Perry Burroughs (1885 - 1965)*
  Horace Seward Burroughs (1886 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 37, Lot 3938
GPS (lat/lon): 38.69044, -90.23156
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 29, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 2979
William S. Burroughs
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
William S. Burroughs
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William S. Burroughs
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