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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Warren Henry Burtis ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Warren Henry Burtis
LAST NAME: Burtis FIRST NAME: Warren MIDDLE NAME: Henry NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
TITLE: Mr. GENDER: M MILITARY: 
BORN: 14 Aug 1887 DIED: 6 Sep 1933 BURIED: 8 Sep 1933
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Mechanic
BIRTH PLACE:  Kansas City, Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Waldport, Lincoln Co., Oregon
NOTES: 
OSBH DC (Lincoln County 1933) #64 - Warren Henry Burtis, male, married (Ruth Burtis), occupation master mechanic in auto garage, b. 14 Aug 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri, d. 6 Sep 1933 in Waldport, Oregon at the age of 46 y's 23 d's, name of father Henry Warren Burtis (b. Keokuk, Iowa), maiden name of mother Mary Elizabeth Gifford (b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), interment 8 Sep, undertaker Keeney Funeral Home, informant Ruth Burtis of Waldport.
1900 KS CENSUS - Warren Butis, age 12, b. Aug 1887 in Missouri, is enumerated with Henry, age 38, occupation coalminer, b. Sep 1861 in Iowa, and Mary, age 39, mother of 5 children 3 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Aug 1860 in Pennsylvania, along with  and Flawrance [Florence], age 7, b. Oct 1892 in Missouri.
1920 OR CENSUS - Warren H. Burtis, age 32, occupation state highway department mechanic, b. Missouri, is enumerated with wife Ruth E., age 28, b. Kansas, along with Charles Vincent, age 8, b. Kansas, and Lavonia M., age 4, b. Oregon. Also enumerated with the family is Ermal Ownes, identified as a boarder, age 18, b. Oregon.
1930 OR CENSUS - Warren Burtis, age 42, married at age 23, occupation aviation ground instructor, b. Missouri, is enumerated with wife Ruth E., age 38, married at age 18, b. Kansas, along with Vincent C., age 18, b. Kansas, and Lavonia M., age 15, b. Oregon.
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
OBITUARY: 
DOUBLE DEATHS MAKE TRAGEDY FOR WALDPORT.
Warren Burtis, Former Salem man Kills Sister-in-law, then self.
Wife and Children in Salem for Fair; was Master Mechanic Here 
WALDPORT, Ore., Sept. 6--(AP)
Warren Burtis, 46, apparently shot and killed his sister-in-law, Opal Gillespie, 35, Waldport high school teacher, here tonight and then turned his gun upon himself, inflicting wounds that prove fatal, state police said after an investigation. Mrs. Mary Gillespie, mother of the teacher, told officers that she was in the yard feeding rabbits, after a meal that passed without any untoward incident, when she heard shots and saw her daughter stagger out the front door and fall dead. Burtis died within two hours. 
Mrs. Burtis and two children, Vincent 17, and Lavonia 19, were in Salem yesterday, Mrs. Burtis was attending the fair and the children were visiting the Eyerley family at the airport. When word of the deaths came the children picked up the mother and returned to Waldport. 
The Burtis family is very well known here. Warren Burtis was master mechanic at the state highway shops for a number of years; later worked at the airport. The children attended school in Salem, the daughter being a student in high school year before last. The parents of Burtis live near Shaw, the father H. W. Burtis, being present night watchman at the state highway shops. Miss Gillespie is also reported to have relatives here. 
Oregon Statesman 7 September 1933 1:4 

Warren Henry Burtis, age 46, born Aug. 14, 1887, Kansas City, Missouri; died Sept. 6, 1933 at Waldport, Oregon. Survived by his wife, Ruth Gillespie Burtis, and two children, Charles Vincent and Lavonia Mary. Also by his father and mother, Mr. And Mrs. H. W. Burtis. Member Lodge No. 50, Masonic Order/Salem. Funeral to be at 4 p.m. Friday from the chapel of W. T. Rigdon and Son. 
Oregon Statesman 8 September 1933 5:1
INSCRIPTION: 
Warren H. Burtis 
1887 - 1933
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OSBH DC (Lincoln County 1933) #64 
1900 KS CENSUS (Crawford Co., Pittsburg, ED 85, sheet 15B)
1920 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, ED 350, sheet 10A)
1930 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, ED 59, sheet 3A)
S&H pg 53 
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OS 7 September 1933 1:4 
OS 8 September 1933 5:1
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