Spencer BURROUGHS

Male 1920 - 1945  (24 years)


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  • Name Spencer BURROUGHS 
    Born 15 Aug 1920  Susanville, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 05 May 1945  Okinawa, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Arlington National Cemetery, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I132  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Ephraim Spencer BURROUGHS,   b. 27 Jun 1894, Susanville, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1948, Susanville, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Olga Adelia WEMPLE,   b. 13 Sep 1897, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 2000, Sacramento County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1919  Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elaine BAKER,   b. 30 Mar 1923, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1944  Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the LASSEN ADVOCATE 14 June 1945 page 1c6:

      ENSIGN BURROUGHS IS KILLED IN ACTION

      The Navy Department has officially notified Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Burroughs of Sacramento that their son Ensign Spencer Burroughs, Jr., had been killed in action in the vicinity of Okinawa.

      A native of Susanville, Ensign Burroughs graduated from Sacramento High School, attended Stanford University, following which he enlisted in the Navy V12 training program at the University of California and received his commission at Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. He was 24 years old.

      Besides his parents, Attorney and Mrs. Spencer Burroughs, he leaves a wife Elaine, a sister Miss Olga Burroughs, brothers, Trent and Geoffrey Burroughs all of Sacramento. Also surviving are grandmothers Mrs. J.C. Wemple of Milford and Judge Gladys S. Burroughs of Sacramento; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Lassen County and Sacramento.

      Note from the compilers: Spencer is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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