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Louis Thomas Burns

  • Birth 1890
  • Death 6 Jun 1955
  • Burial Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA
  • Plot Section M, Lot 2927, Site 3
  • Memorial ID 25455068

Louis Burns, Ex-Fire Captain
Rosary for Louis Thomas Burns, 65, a retired captain of the Seattle Fire Department, will be said at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow evening in the Bonney-Watson chapel.
Requiem will be said at 9 o'clock Friday in Holy Rosary Church. Burial will be in Holyrood.
Captain Burns died Monday in a hospital after a long illness. He was injured in 1945 when he fell 35 feet from a ladder while fighting a fire at Brighton School. He never fully recovered.
Captain Burns was born in Denver. He came to Seattle in 1909. He joined the Fire Department in 1914. He became a captain in 1935. In 1927 Captain Burns was a member of the Fire Department's championship baseball team. In 1930 he was a member of the all-city doubles handball championship team.
The captain retired from the Fire Department in 1941 after he suffered a knee injury at a fire. When he had recovered sufficiently, he became fire marshal and fire chief at the Army Corps of Engineers Depot on East Marginal Way. He was employed by the Corps of Engineers when he was injured while helping fight the Brighton School fire.
Captain Burns was a member of the Holy Name Society, the St. Martin's Retreat League and the Retired Firemen's Association. He lived at 5404 26th Av. S.W.
Surviving are his wife, Anna; two sons, Lieut. Louis C. Burns and Joseph W. Burns, both of the Seattle Fire Department; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Johanson and Mrs. Margaret Sweeney, also of Seattle; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Oberholt, Denver, and Mrs. Tess Kessler, Alhambra, Calif.; two brothers, Patrick J. Burns, Los Angeles, and Frank Burns, Denver, and 11 grandchildren.
(The Seattle Daily Times, June 8, 1955, Page 49)

Burial Date: June 10, 1955

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  • Created by: Bonita Isabella
  • Added: 22 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25455068
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Thomas Burns (1890–6 Jun 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25455068, citing Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Bonita Isabella (contributor 46798970) .