Joseph Burruss (1899 - 1965)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Joseph Burruss’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Joseph so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Joseph’s biography.

Joseph Burruss Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Joseph Burruss and his immediate Burruss family. Add to Joseph Burruss's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Joseph.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Joseph Burruss? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Joseph finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Joseph attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Joseph did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Joseph Burruss is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Joseph's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Joseph's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Joseph a religious man? Add Joseph’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Joseph during various points of his life.

Timeline

1899 - In the year that Joseph Burruss was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

1928 - By the time he was 29 years old, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1930 - At the age of 31 years old, Joseph was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

1938 - Joseph was 39 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1965 - In the year of Joseph Burruss's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

Joseph Burruss Family Tree

Who was Joseph’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Joseph’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Joseph's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Joseph Burruss
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Joseph's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Joseph Burruss is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Joseph Burruss passed away in November 1965 at 66 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on March 11, 1899. We have no information about Joseph's surviving family. We know that Joseph Burruss had been residing in Florida.

Memories

What do you remember about Joseph Burruss? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Joseph is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Joseph Burruss

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources