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Maj David Eugene Burr

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Maj David Eugene Burr

  • Birth 23 Mar 1880 Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 22 Dec 1969 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Chapel Valley, Lot 363.
  • Memorial ID 37240875

On February 20, 1926, he married Eleanor Sheridan in the chancel of the First Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

David E. Burr was a 1903 graduate of Cornell University of Engineering. He was a member of the Military Order of the World Wars and of the Society of Colonial Wars. He was a charter member of the National Sojourners. He was a member of St. John’s Lodge of Masons, the Tower Club of Cornell and the Cornell Alumni Association. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War and World War I. He died at age 89 on Monday, December 22, 1969 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness. Survivors included his wife, Eleanor Sheridan Burr of 19 Agassiz Street in Cambridge; one sister, Bessie B. Tichenor of Chautauqua, New York; one niece, Mrs. D.W. Randolph and two nephews: David A. and George S. Burr. Funeral services were held in Bigelow Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Interment in the family plot at Oak Hill Cemetery in the District of Columbia. No flowers were requested.
Sources: Boston Herald Traveler, Wednesday, December 24, 1969 and Saturday, December 27, 1969.


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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 18 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37240875
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj David Eugene Burr (23 Mar 1880–22 Dec 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37240875, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .