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 Odis Clarence Burt

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Odis Clarence Burt

  • Birth 3 Dec 1902 Clarke County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 21 Feb 1952 Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 37017073

Son of Elijah Keen Burt and Logenia Hastine (Jean) Schrimpshire Burt.
Born and raised in Clarke County, MS., moved to Laurel, Jones County, MS in the early 1920's.
He married Ada Kate Fitzgerald on
15 November 1924 in Laurel, Jones County, MS
and they remained there until 1943 when he and the family moved to Meridian, MS to work at Alden Mills.
Odis had very little formal education, having gone to
work in Stonewall, MS cotton mill at a very young age
to help support his widowed mother and siblings.
He was a very good self taught mechanic. He worked
as a "fixer", a term for mechanic, in the knitting room of Alden Mills in Meridian, MS.
He was a very kind, soft spoken man, never raising his voice or showing anger.


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  • Maintained by: William Price
  • Originally Created by: Emma Lou Burt Price
  • Added: 12 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37017073
  • Emma Lou Burt Price
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Odis Clarence Burt (3 Dec 1902–21 Feb 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37017073, citing Meridian Memorial Park, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by William Price (contributor 47121479) .