Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Charles Edward Burris
Tuesday, 5 May 1942, p1
CHAS. E. BURRIS DIED SUDDENLY LATE YESTERDAY--
Retired B & O Carpenter Will be Buried Thursday. Charles Edw. Burris, 70, retired B & O carpenter, died suddenly at 4:15 o'clock Monday afternoon of a heart attack while visiting at 505 Railroad Street. Mr. Burris, widely and favorably known in Washington and vicinity, had not previously suffered with heart disease and had been in apparently good health recently. He had walked from his home to the place of his death earlier in the afternoon for a brief business visit, being fatally stricken as he prepared to return home. Native of the St. Michael's community north of Montgomery, Mr. Burris was born August 22, 1871, being a son of John S. and Sarah (Compton) Burris, who preceded him in death. His early life was spent in the rural community after which the family moved to Washington for future residence. On May 11, 1897, he was married to Lillie Belle Burris, who survives with 10 children born to the union. The deceased was a carpenter at the B & O shops for many years, retiring from active service a few years ago. He was a member of St. Simon's Catholic church, and the B.R.C. of A. His entire life was spent in Daviess county. Surviving besides the widow are the following children: Lowell Burris of Washington, Mrs. Bert Rogers of Washington RFD, Charles Eugene Burris of Washington, Mrs. Penny Robison of Washington, Mrs. Clifford Bright of Cincinnati, Mrs. John Allen of Indianapolis, Mrs. Lew Wallace of Washington, Mrs. Lowell Gray of Washington, and Earl Burris of Washington. One child died in infancy. Surviving also are 33 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Brothers and sisters surviving are John Burris of Mt. Carmel, Leslie Burris of Indianapolis, Mrs. Dennis Clark of Washington, Mrs. Steve Critchlow, Mrs. Mary Brothers, Mrs. Elizabeth Patterson and Mrs. Al Grannon of Montgomery and Mrs. Gus O'Neill of Indianapolis. Another brother, Robert C. Burris, died of a heart attack in this city a few months ago. Funeral services are to be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Simon's church, with burial at St. John's cemetery. Friends may pay respects at the family residence, 501 Cosby Street, where the body was returned today after preparation at the Keller Mortuary.
Contributed by: Sandra Hedrick Allen