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Emery "Red" Hamilton Burress

Emery "Red" Hamilton Burress

Male 1907 - 26 Sep1961

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  • Name Emery "Red" Hamilton Burress 
    Born 27 Jan 1907  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910 1910  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920 1920  Big Creek, McDowell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court Dec 1934  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Newspaper 25 Nov 1936  Welch, McDowell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Draft Card 26 Oct 1940  Welch, McDowell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Note 1944  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court Jan 1955  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 26 Sep1961  Lansing, Clinton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Siblings 12 siblings 
    Photos
    Emory Hamilton Burress
    Emery H. Burress
    Person ID P2  Burress Genealogy of Virginia | My Ancestors

    Father Raleigh "Raul" Hamilton Burress
              b. 28 August 1880, Tazewell County, Virginia 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 "Cannie" Combs
              b. 6 April 1883, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Feb 1927, War, McDowell County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1900  Pounding Mill, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F204  Group Sheet

    Wife 1 Hazel Leona Palmer
              b. 11 May 1911, Tazewell County, Virginia 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  [6
    Children
    +1. Vernon Hamilton Burress
              b. 2 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)
     
    Family ID F161  Group Sheet

    Wife 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  [7
    Family ID F162  Group Sheet

    Wife 3 Frances "Fannie" Louise Alberty
              b. 19 June 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 82 years) 
    Married 1941  West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 4 Dec 1945  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children
     1. Living
     
    Photos
    Emery Burress and 3rd Wife Fannie Alberty 1961
    Emory Burress and 3rd wife Fannie
    Family ID F160  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jan 1907 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1910 - 1910 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1920 - 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 MapsCourt - Court Indictment (Drunk) *(This is probably Emory Hamilton Burress and not Raleigh Hamilton Burress) State of Virginia Vs. Hamilton BurressDrunk - Dec 1934 - McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Printed in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph Newspaper, regarding Emery's second wife, Elizabeth. - 25 Nov 1936 - Welch, McDowell, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Card - Mrs Fannie Rose, Friend; Employed US Steel; 5'11, 182lb, Red Hair, Brown/Gray Eyes, Tattoo on right forearm. - 26 Oct 1940 - Welch, McDowell, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1941 - West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNote - Fake Obit from 1944 - Not sure why it was written, but there have been multiple stories of Emery faking his death to avoid authorities, or to try and get money for his "burial" from family. Or, it could be he was in some kind of accident and was really mistakenly considered deceased. - 1944 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 4 Dec 1945 - McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - West Virginia Vs. Emery Hamilton Burress (Unspecified) - Jan 1955 - McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Sep1961 - Lansing, Clinton County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S411186351] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Draft Registration Cards for West Virginia 10/16/1940 - 03/31/1947; Record Group: 147, Records of the Selective Service System; Box: 66.

    2. [S-1444881229] Court Records, Court Records, December 1934.

    3. [S-1444881230] McDowell County, Court Records, Vol 5 Page 375, January 14, 1955.

    4. [S-1275216327] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Number: 703-03-3449; Issue State: Railroad Board (Issued Through); Issue Date: Before 1951.

    5. [S-1444881255] Death Certificate.

    6. [S-1444881244] Marriage Record, Marriage Certificate, 3 August 1927.



    7. [S-1444881244] Marriage Record, Marriage Certificate, 17 May 1934.

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