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 Henry Lester Burns

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Henry Lester Burns

  • Birth 3 Jul 1881 Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 26 Apr 1954 San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA
  • Burial Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 41226463

Henry Lester Burns, 72, resident of this city for many years, died at a hospital in San Mateo, Calif., Monday, April 26, having been hospitalized for about two weeks. For the past twelve years he had made his home in Richmond, Calif., with his son, Robert.
Mr. Burns was born July 3, 1881, at Pinckneyville, Ill., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Burns, who also at one time lived in Caruthersville later going to St. Louis to make their home. For a time he was associated with his father in the operation of the city water plant here, and for many years was in electrical business.
He is survived by his son, Robert of California, a sister, Mrs. Bertha Smith and a brother, Charles Burns, also his former wife, Mrs. Mary Gillette Burns, of this city. A daughter, Ruth Burns, passed away several years ago.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete as this paper went to press, but the body was expected to arrive here, possibly today, for burial. Robert Burns was expected to arrive earlier in the week by plane.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Friday, April 30, 1954

Funeral services were held at the H.S. Smith chapel Sunday afternoon for Henry Lester Burns, 72, who died in a sanitarium at Mallbrae, Calif. on April 26. The Rev. Floyd V. Brower conducted the service and burial was in Little Prairie Cemetery.
A former resident of this city, Mr. Burns had lived in California with his son, Robert Burns, for the past twelve years.
Attending the funeral were the son, Robert, a sister of the deceased, Mrs. Bertha Schmidt of St. Louis; also Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cook and Mrs. Bethel Fial, all of St. Louis, more distant relatives. A brother, Chas. Burns, was unable to be present because of illness.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Friday, May 7, 1954


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  • Created by: wanda
  • Added: 27 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41226463
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Lester Burns (3 Jul 1881–26 Apr 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41226463, citing Little Prairie Cemetery, Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by wanda (contributor 47041557) .