Robert Elliot Burns

Robert Elliot Burns

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 5 Jun 1955 (aged 63)
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section S, Grave 126
Memorial ID 441947 · View Source
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American Folk Figure. His experiences and story in escaping a Georgia State prison chain gang became the basis for the book and movie "I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang". He was a combat veteran of World War I.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 441947
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Elliot Burns (10 May 1892–5 Jun 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 441947, citing Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .