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Lathrop "Lake" Crockett Burress

Male 1891 - 1946  (55 years)


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  • Name Lathrop "Lake" Crockett Burress  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 18 Sep 1891  Clear Fork, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Newspaper 31 July 1935  St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 29 January 1936  St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 19 September 1936  North Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1930 F. T. Train Conductor 
    Buried 1946  Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 30 Dec 1946  Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Age 55 years 
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    Person ID P992  Burress Genealogy of Virginia

    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) 
    Mother Emeline "Emma" Cox
              b. 18 Oct 1859, Floyd County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Nov 1954, Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 09 Aug 1877  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet

    Wife Myrtle Reynolds
              b. 26 Jul 1898, Pikeville, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Jun 1978, Salem, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Ca 1917  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 3 children 
    Family ID F194  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1891 - Clear Fork, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Ca 1917 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Lake Burress of St. Clair's Crossing, who was admitted to Bluefield Sanitarium Monday for an emergency operation is improving. - 31 July 1935 - St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell Co., Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Several dead quail were found frozen in the snow near St. Clair's Crossing Monday, Is the report. The birds were found by Lake Burress. How many covies may have perished in the snow during the present spell will never be known. - 29 January 1936 - St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell Co., Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Lake Burress hurt in fall from freight car (more...) - 19 September 1936 - North Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1946 - Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Dec 1946 - Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-1278084704] West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), West Virginia Death Index, 30 Dec 1946.
      Name: Lake Or Lathrop Or Binjamin Burress Birth Date: 18 Sep 1891 Birth Place: Clear Fork, Virginia Death Date: 30 Dec 1946 Death Place: Blfd., Mercer, West Virginia Burial Date: 2 Jan 1947 Burial Place: Blfd, VA Cemetery Name: Maple Hill Cem. Occupation: Conductor Race: White Marital Status: Married Gender: Male Father Name: Ben B. Burress Father Birth Place: Tazewell County, VA Mother Name: Emma Cox Mother Birth Place: Tazewell County, Virginia Spouse Name: Myrtle Thompson FHL Film Number: 804479

    2. [S-1443787961] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch l), Roll: ; Local board: Tazewell , Virginia.
      Birth date: 18 Sep 1892 Birth place: Tazewell, Virginia Residence date: Residence place: Tazewell, Virginia

    3. [S-1443787395] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Admini), Registration Location: Mingo County, West Virginia; Roll: 1992862; Draft Board: 0.
      Birth date: 18 Sep 1891 Birth place: Virginia;United States of America Residence date: Residence place: Mingo, West Virginia

    4. [S-1384265072] U.S. City Directories (Beta), Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl).
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=usdirectories&h=968359589&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    5. [S-1444858014] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - "West Virginia Marriages, 1853–1970." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 2009. Digital images of originals housed in County Courthouses in various counti).
      Marriage date: 1916 Marriage place: Mingo, West Virginia, United States
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=fswestvirginiamarriages&h=22104&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    6. [S-1444881199] Newspaper Notice, Clinch Valley News, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 19 September 1936.
      Lake Burress Hurt in Fall From Freight CarFalling from a freight car at North Tazewell yesterday morning. Lake Burress, 48, Norfolk and Western railroad brakeman, of Bluefleld, was painfully injured. Burress was riding a draft of cars when a sudden application of the air brakes caused him to lose his balance. He fell to a parallel track, landing across one rail. It was first thought that he had suffered a pelvic fracture but X-ray examination at Bluefleld sanitarium failed to show any broken bones.

    7. [S-1444881254] Grave Stone, findagrave.com.

    8. [S-1444881251] Obituary, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 31 December 1946.
      Lake Burress, Virginia Side, DiesLake Burress, 66, oft Bluefield, Va. died at Bluefield sanitarium last night at 10:15, following an illness of two days. He was employed by the Norfolk and Western Railway company for the last 36 years, as a conductor. Mr. Burress was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Mr. Burress is survived by his wife, the former Miss Myrtle Thompson, of Bluefield, Va., and the following daughters, Mrs. Edith Patrick Mrs. Dewey Evans, and Mrs. Richard Yost, all of the Virginia Side. His mother, Mrs. Emma Burress, of Bluefield, Va.. also survives. His father, Ben Burress preceded him in death. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.----------------------------------------------1 January 1947 -Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at theWest Graham Methodist church for Lake Burress, 55, of ClearFork, Va who died at Bluefleld sanitarium Monday night at 10:15,following an illness of two days. The body will be removed tothe church at 1 o'clock where it will lie in state until the hour of the service. The Rev. D. T. Wright, assisted by the Rev. H. A. Phillips, will be in charge of the services. Interment will follow in Maple Hill cemetery. Harman Lodge AF & AM 222 will have charge of the services at the grave.----------------------------------------------Bluefield Daily Telegraph 21 January 1947Resolution Of Respect Mrs. Lake Burress. Bluefield. Virginia Dear Mrs. Burress:— On instructions of Harman Lodge, No. 222, A. F. & A. M.: and by appointment of the Worshipful Master, it is with deep sorrow and yet with full appreciation of the fine qualities of your late husband and our esteemed friend and brother, that we address to you these small and feeble words of regret at his early and untimely death. It seems most fitting that the members of this committee should have been appointed and directed to draft this expression of the regret of members of our lodge, as it was while the first named was Worshipful Master, and the second named an active member of the lodge, that your husband received the degree raising him to the rank of Master Mason. We regarded him as a fine Christian gentleman, one worthy of the esteem and love in which he was held by his Masonic brethren, and for them, each and every one, we send you our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy in this your darkest hour of bereavement. It is ordered that a copy of this letter be spread on the record of our lodge and a copy furnished the newspapers for publication. Wade H. Frazler, W. H. Bane, Committee.