Sylvester Burrell

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Sylvester Burrell

Harrison Valley, Potter County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Nov 1952 (aged 50)
Burial Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 33280737 · View Source
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Sylvester was the son of Cecila Brewer Burrell and John Burrell of Tuscarora, NY. Sylvester was the brother of Ella Burrell Redner and James Burrell. Sylvester married Harriet Wise on July 4, 1927 in Millport, NY.
Sylvester was the father of Charles, Dolores, Allen, Michael and Diane.
Sylvester died in a fire in Elmira, NY on November 6, 1952, he was 50 years old.
I was in that fire along with Mom, Mike and Jim.
Dad never had a chance. He went to put water on for coffee and the gas stove blew and blew him backwards.
His death certificate says that he died of suffocation and then burns. At 5, I remember looking down the hallway, Dad laying on the floor.
Jim (Allen) called for help and the rest of us were able to get out safely, but it was too late for Dad.

Services were held at Davis Funeral Home with Dr. William Willis officiating.
Pallbearers were Joseph Ferris, John White, Gene Baldwin and Richard Kinkade. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

A special Thank You to Juel who sponsored this page in memory of my Father. God Bless You Juel.

Mom and Dad's Wedding Anniversary is JULY 4th. :-)


God Bless

Family Members


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  • Created by: Diane Miller
  • Added: 26 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33280737
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sylvester Burrell (13 Apr 1902–6 Nov 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33280737, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Diane Miller (contributor 46982139) .