John Robert Burris (1880 - 1946)

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Parkville, Australia

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Parkville, Australia

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Family

Father: Burris William Burris
Mother: Mary Ann Wells Burris

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1880 - In the year that John Robert Burris was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1883 - At the age of merely 3 years old, John was alive when on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

1888 - When he was only 8 years old, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

1940 - John was 60 years old when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

1946 - In the year of John Robert Burris's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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John Robert Burris passed away in 1946 in Parkville, Australia at 66 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for John. He was born in 1880. He was born to Burris William Burris and Mary Ann Wells Burris, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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