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 Burton B Jarvis

Burton B Jarvis

Birth
Death 26 Aug 1908 (aged 25–26)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 82430466 · View Source
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Father: Alonzo O'Neal Jarvis
Mother: Martha A. Ward
Spouse: Anna L. Gorrell
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Teamster is Found Dying Under a Tree at Los Angeles Ostrich Farm

Los Angeles, Cal., Aug 25 - After lying helpless under a tree near an ostrich farm near this city, from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday night, his life slowly ebbing away, while red ants swarmed over his body and literally ate him alive, Burton B. Jarvis, aged 26, a contracting teamster of 25 Chestnut St., Terre Haute, IN died today at the county hospital, whither he was taken when found last night. Jarvis was suffering from tubercolosis and came to California two years ago.

Last Sunday he left his hotel in the afternoon to go to the ostrich farm for a pleasure trip. On the way he became faint, and walked over to a shade tree to lay down. Instead of receiving his strength, he fainted away and did not regain consciousness until long after dark that night.

For two days and nights he lay helpless, with ants and other insects tormenting him. Occasionally, passers-by thought the man under the influence of liquor and did not go to his assistance. Late Tuesday evening help came and he was taken to the hospital, where he died today.


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  • Created by: Arthur Allen Moore III
  • Added: 27 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82430466
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Burton B Jarvis (1882–26 Aug 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82430466, ; Maintained by Arthur Allen Moore III (contributor 46828136) Unknown.