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Family: Emery "Red" Hamilton Burress / Frances "Fannie" Louise Alberty (F160)

m. 1941


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  • Emery "Red" Hamilton BurressHusband | Male
    Emery "Red" Hamilton Burress

    Born  27 Jan 1907  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Sep1961  Lansing, Clinton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  1941  West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Divorced  4 Dec 1945  [1]  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Hazel Leona Palmer | F161 
    Married  03 Aug 1927  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Elizabeth Alice "Bessie" Thompson | F162 
    Married  17 May 1934  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Raleigh "Raul" Hamilton Burress | F204 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Cana Mae "Cannie" Combs | F204 Group Sheet 

    Wife | Female
    Frances "Fannie" Louise Alberty

    Born  19 June 1904  West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1987  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Other Spouse  Charles Gratton Rose | F1857 
    Married  1923  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Blankenship | F1914 
    Married     
    Father  Columbus J. "Lum" Alberty | F1856 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Rhoda J. Rose | F1856 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Living

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Living | F1912 
    Married     

  • Photos
    Emery Burress and 3rd Wife Fannie Alberty 1961
    Emory Burress and 3rd wife Fannie

  • Notes  Married:
    • Marriage to Fannie between 1941 and 1944 - don't have a marriage record for this, but a divorce record in the 1945 proves they were married at some point

    Divorced:
    • December 4, 1945

      Plaintiff: Fannie Louise Burress Defendant: Emory Hamilton Burress

      This cause came on this day to be heard upon the process duly executed upon the defendant by order of publication; upon the plaintiff's bill regularly filed at rules; the decree is properly entered thereon; and the cause regularly set for hearing by the complaintant, upon the plaintiffs affidavit that that defendant is not now engaged in military service of the United States; upon the evidence of the plaintiff and her witnessess taken in chambers in the presence of the Honorable Sidney L. Christie, Divorce Comissioner of McDowell County, after due and proper notice to said commissioner that a hearing of said cause would be demanded at this term of the court; and upon arguement of counsel on the part of the plaintiff upon consideration of all of which the court is of the opinion that the plaintiff entitled to relief prayed for in her said bill of complaint.

      It is therefore adjudged, ordered and decreed that the marriage heretofore celebrated between the plaintiff, Fannie Louise Burress and the defendant Emory H. Burress, be dissolved and they are hereby divorced from each other from the bonds of matrimony.

      The Court here calls to the attention of the parties that neither of them has the right to marry again until after 60 days from this date, unless they remarry each other and this cause having accomplished its purpose is ordered omitted from the docket.

      NOTES: Emery and Fannie were later together in MI and stayed together until he died. I'm not sure if they never finalized the divorce, if they did get divorced and remarried or they just got back together and never remarried.

      The story told by their adopted daughter Patsy was that Fannie moved to MI to be with her son, Grat Rose and that Emery followed her out there, painting his way to make money, and once there some how got her back.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-1444881230] McDowell County, Court Records, Vol 5 Page 251, 4 Dec 1945.