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Emery Hamilton Burress

Emery Hamilton Burress

Male 1907 - 1961  (54 years)

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  • Name Emery Hamilton Burress 
    Nickname Red 
    Residence 1945-46  Butler County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 27 Jan 1907  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Big Creek, McDowell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Legal / Court 10 Dec 1934  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1936  Huntington; Ceredo; Kenova, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Newspaper 25 Nov 1936  Welch, McDowell County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Legal / Court 14 Jan 1955  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1960  Lansing, Clinton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Sep 1961  Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bath, Clinton, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 Sep 1961  Lansing, Clinton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Strange Obituary in Tazewell Newspaper

      Died of a heart attack. Obit is not correct....not sure why it was written, but many stories of Emery faking his death to avoid authorities.

      ca 1944 Obit provided by Sue Seedorf. Taken from a Virginia Newspaper. Do not know of the name of the Newspaper or the date. I calculated what the date might have been going by the time my father Vernon was in the Navy. However, Emory was proven still alive in 1955, so not sure what to make of the obit....... Former Countian Reported Killed In Fort Worth, Texas Emory H. Burress, 37, former resident of McDowell County, now in the army, was instantly killed in an automobile accident at Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday afternoon, according to word received here over the weekend. No details of the accident were received other than that the car was struck by a train, at a railroad crossing, killing Mr. Burress and injuring two women. Born in Tazewell County, Mr. Burress was employed for a few years by the Carter Coal Company, at Caretta, and later worked for a railroad company at Huntington. He had been in the west the past few years. He is survived by his father, Raleigh H. Burress of Cedar Bluff; four brothers, Sherman and Byrd, at Richlands, Va.; Ernest, at Caretta; and Perry Vernon, who is in the service. He also is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Tyler Bledsoe of Squire, WV and two sisters in Baltimore, Md. and a son, Vernon, who is in the US Navy.
    Emery H. Burress Death Certificate
    Emery H. Burress Death Certificate
    Person ID P2  Burress Genealogy of Virginia
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2015 

    Father Raleigh "Raul" Hamilton Burress,   b. 28 Aug 1880, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1964, Bristol, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Cana Mae Combs,   b. 6 Apr 1883, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1927, War, McDowell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1900  Pounding Mill, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hazel Leona Palmer,   b. 11 May 1911, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1932, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 03 Aug 1927  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emery H. Burress and Hazel L. Palmer Marriage Record
    Emery H. Burress and Hazel L. Palmer Marriage Record
    Children 
     1. Vernon Hamilton Burress,   b. 02 Jul 1929, Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1997, Crystal River, Citrus Co., Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Alice "Bessie" Thompson,   b. 2 Jul 1903, Summers County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1939, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 17 May 1934  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bluefield Newspaper note - Miss Bessie Thompson, of War, became the bride of Emory H. Burris of Tazewell, Va Thr, May 17. They were married at the Methodist parsonage in the presence of friends with the Rev. C.E. Painter, officiating.
    Emery Burress and Bessie Thompson
    Emery Burress and Bessie Thompson
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Frances "Fannie" Louise Alberty,   b. 1904, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1987, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1941  West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage to Fannie Unknown between 1939 and 1944 - don't have a marriage record for this, just a divorce record
    Divorced 4 Dec 1945  McDowell County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • McDowell County Courthouse Record

      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 complainant, 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 witnesses 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 argument 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.
       
    • Stayed Together

      Whether Emery and Fannie completed the divorce proceedings or got remarried, is uncertain, but they remained together. At some point in the early 50's Fannie left Emery again, and moved to Lansing MI, where her step son Grat lived. Emery followed her there later. I believe their relationship may have been a rocky one.
    Children 
     1. Living
    Photos
    Emery Burress and 3rd Wife Fannie Alberty 1961
    Emery Burress and 3rd Wife Fannie Alberty 1961
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2489J Burress, E.H. (All info that was listed) Butler County, Hamilton Ohio - 1945-46 - Butler County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jan 1907 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Big Creek, McDowell, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Aug 1927 - Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 May 1934 - McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal / Court - Court Indictment (Drunk) *(This is probably Emory Hamilton Burress and not Raleigh Hamilton Burress) State of Virginia Vs. Hamilton BurressDrunk - 10 Dec 1934 - McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Burress, Emory H. (Bessie A.) first aid mn h210 18th St. - 1936 - Huntington; Ceredo; Kenova, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Bluefield Daily Telegraph // Charging that her husband, E.H. Burress, had "beaten me up." Mrs. Bessie Burress, of Welch, had Magistrate H.W. Herndon of Welch issue a warrant for his arrest Tuesday. Officers lodged him in jail to await a hearing before the magistrate. - 25 Nov 1936 - Welch, McDowell County, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1941 - West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 4 Dec 1945 - McDowell County, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal / Court - State of West virginia VS. Emery Hamilton Burress This day came the state by her attorney and the prisoner, Emery Hamilton Burress, in person and by counsel, was set to the bar of the court in custody of the keeper of the jail of this county and thereupon the prisoner demurred to and moved the court to quash the indictment against him herein and the court after maturely considering said demurrer and motion to quash doth overruled the same. Thereupon the prisoner for plea says that he is not guilty in manner and form as the sate in her indictment against him herein hath alleged and this he puts himself upon the county and the state doth the like, and by agreement the trial of this case is passed until the 18th day of January 1955 and the prisoner is remanded to jail. January 18, 1955 Court Records Page 395 State of West Wirginia VS. Emery Hamilton Burress This day came the defendant in person and by counsel, and tendered and asked leave to file his demurrer to indictment No. 1 which leave is granted and said demurrer to indictment No. 1 is ordered filed. This day came the defendant in person and by counsel, and tendered and asked leave to file his demurrer to indictment No. 2 which leave is granted and said demurrer to indictmetn No. 2 is ordered filed. - 14 Jan 1955 - McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Emery H Burress Gender: M (Male) Residence Year: 1960 Street Address: 214 Center Residence Place: Lansing, Michigan Spouse: Fannie Burress - 1960 - Lansing, Clinton County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Sep 1961 - Lansing, Clinton County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Emory Hamilton Burress
    Emory Hamilton Burress
    Emery H. Burress
    Emery H. Burress

  • Sources 
    1. [S24] U.S City Directories.

    2. [S24] U.S City Directories, 100.
      Polk's Huntington Cabell County, WV City Directory including Ceredo and Kenova

    3. [S25] McDowell County Court Records, Vol 5 Page 375.

    4. [S24] U.S City Directories.
      Lansing, Michigan, City Directory 1960

    5. [S25] McDowell County Court Records, Vol 5 Page 251.