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Clara Lula Burress

Female 1880 - 1921  (40 years)


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  • Name Clara Lula Burress 
    Born 22 Aug 1880  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1900  Clearfork, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 Jan 1921  Mercer, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Shot and killed by her husband Charlie Watkins
    Clara Burress Watkins Death Certificate
    Clara Burress Watkins
    Clara Watkins Shooting
    Clara Watkins Shooting - Tazewell Newspaper 14 Jan 1921
    Tazewell Newspaper Mention 14 Jan 1921  Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Bluefield, West Virginia, January 10 1921 - Charlie WATKINS charged with shooting with intent to kill his wife, Clara WATKINS and brother in law, Connor BURRESS, was released today under a five thousand dollar bond pending preliminary hearing. The shooting occurred at an early hour Sunday Morning at WATKINS home in this city. The woman was shot through the body and is in a critical condition at the local hospital. BURRESS was shot through the right arm. Another shot passed through the lapel of his coat and glanced under his chin, severing the skin of his throat. BURRESS was recently tried in Tazewell County, Va. for the murder of Kelly HANCOCK, at Graham. Conflicting stories have been told by all the participants in the affair at the WATKINS house early Sunday morning.
    Person ID P1004  Burress Genealogy of Virginia
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2015 

    Father Benjamin Rush Burress,   b. 30 Sep 1857, Burkes Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1937, St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Emeline "Emma" Cox,   b. 18 October 1859, Floyd County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 November 1954, Mercer, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 09 Aug 1877  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John A. Porter,   b. 1860, Wilkesboro County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Jun 1897  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 2 Nov 1897  Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F991  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charles C. Watkins 
    Married After 1898 
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F1299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Aug 1880 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jun 1897 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 2 Nov 1897 - Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Clearfork, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jan 1921 - Mercer, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTazewell Newspaper Mention - Charlie WATKINS charged with shooting with intent to kill his wife, Clara WATKINS and brother in law, Connor BURRESS, was released (More...) - 14 Jan 1921 - Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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