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 Bonnie Lee Burks

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Bonnie Lee Burks

  • Birth 28 Aug 1942 Woodland, Yolo County, California, USA
  • Death 25 Apr 1946 Quincy, Plumas County, California, USA
  • Burial Quincy, Plumas County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 68102123

April 25, 1946 newspaper article
‘LITTLE GIRL MEETS INSTANT DEATH WHEN HIT BY CAR
Meeting almost instant death late Monday afternoon, when she ran out into the street in front of an approaching car, the little 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Burks of Quincy, Bonnie Lee, left the home of her parents and her older sister, Sandra, saddened and distraught, and cast a gloom over the entire town, as the facts of the accident gradually became known.
Bonnie Lee and her 8-year-old sister were playing at the Stenburg home on west main Street, when Bonnie suddenly darted away from the other children, according to witnesses of the accident, and ran straight into the path of an approaching car, driven by Tom Addison mechanic employed by the Quincy Tractor and Implement. Addison stopped his car at once, and took the little girl to the Quincy Industrial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by Dr. D. J. Bleiberg.
Reports made by the sheriff's office, Deputy E. L. Wilsey investigating, in the absence of Sheriff L. A. Braden, indicated that Addison's car traveled no more than two car lengths from the point at which the girl was hit. Addison, known as a careful driver, wa not held by the sheriff, though an inquest will be held tonight to determine the exact cause of death, and to establlish through witnesses as near as possible the speed at which the car was travelling, and the circumstances leading up to the regrettable accident.
Bonnie Lee was born in Woodland, California, August 27, 1942, and was about a year old when the familly moved to Quincy, where Burks is employed as operator at the Town Hall theatre, and during the war period assisted at the Cotter Auto Service. The family living in Quincy about 3 years, and located in an apartment just west of the Bulletin office, quiet and unassuming, have made many friends among Quincy people, and expressions of sympathy and regret over the accident have been numerous and sincere.
Funeral services were held at the Moody Funeral Home, Wednesday, April 24, with Rev. J. F. Johnson in charge. Mrs. Plumas Clough and Mrs. Lois Holcomb sang "When He Cometh." Pall bearers were Jack Swanson, Tommy Hogan, David Jones and Philip McCoy. Burial was at the Quincy cemetery. the profusion of floral offerings at the funeral attested to the concern of the community. Relatives here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hartsough, mother and step-father of Burks, from Oakland; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dildine, Oakland, mother and father of Mrs. Burks, and Mr. and Mrs. Ora Burks of Woodland, father and step mother of Burks.'


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  • Created by: Sue
  • Added: 8 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68102123
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bonnie Lee Burks (28 Aug 1942–25 Apr 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68102123, citing Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Plumas County, California, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 47190660) .