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 Lewis Clyde Burriss

Lewis Clyde Burriss

Birth
Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
Death 29 Dec 1965 (aged 73)
Lakeport, Lake County, California, USA
Burial Lakeport, Lake County, California, USA
Plot Sec 2, Str L, N/E
Memorial ID 14298158 · View Source
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MONDAY RITES FOR LEWIS CLYDE BURRISS

Funeral services were held Monday morning for Lewis Clyde Burriss, who died Dec. 29 in a Lakeport hospital following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Scotts Valley and was well-known pear orchardist and rancher throughout the county.

Burriss was born April 18, 1892, in Scotts Valley, one of four children of the late Bryan and Mattie Mitchell Burriss. His grandfather, Lewis C. Burriss, came to California, from South Carolina, in 1849. Several years later he went to Missouri, returning to this state the following year. In all he made four trips by covered wagon, serving as wagonmaster, and in 1856 he settled in Napa Valley with his bride, Sarah Johnson Burriss.

The following year, they moved to Sonoma County and in 1865 the family moved to Scotts Valley, where he took up a 440 acre government grant, which is still owned by the family and where six generations have made their home.

He was educated in the Lakeport schools and served in the 91st Division of the U. S. Army during World War I, seeing action at Muse Argonne, France, and the St. Mehiel Drive in Belgium.

He was a member of the Scotts Valley Fruit Exchange, serving as a member of the board of directors for many years; a member of the Lake County Farm Bureau, the Knights of Pythias and the American Legion.

Survivors include his widow, Margaret; three daughters, Mrs. Letty Ussery and Mrs. Adele Grothe, both of Lakeport and Mrs. Elva Knight of Bethel, Alaska; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Fraser of Modesto; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A brother, Clarence Pendy Burriss, preceded him in death in 1949.

Services were conducted under the auspices of American Legion Post 159 from the Jones Mortuary. Burial followed at Harley Cemetery.

Lake County Record Bee
Thursday, Jan. 6, 1966, page B1
transcribed by Rhonda Holton
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Children not listed below: Elva "Jimi" Burriss Knight


son-in-law: Robert J. Ussery



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  • Originally Created by: Pearlady
  • Added: 15 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14298158
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis Clyde Burriss (18 Apr 1892–29 Dec 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14298158, citing Hartley Cemetery, Lakeport, Lake County, California, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda (contributor 46869790) .