Burbank, Russell (Unknown - November 4, 1942)

Russell Burbank Passes Away in

Washington; Funeral Here Monday Grew to Manhood in Douglas and Was in Business Here

Douglas Budget - November 5, 1942

Word reached Douglas Tuesday night of the sudden death in Washington, D.C., of Russell Burbank, well known former Douglas resident and business man. It reached the ears of Douglas friends and acquaintances as they grouped around election boards for returns as they came in from outlying precincts.

He died of a heart attack at 9:30 p.m., Washington time. His death was entirely unexpected. It is reported he passed away while playing cards with friends and there had been no previous indication that his health had been impaired. He had always been of man of robust health.

The remains will be brought to Douglas for burial. They will be accompanied by Mrs. Burbank, the former Avis Curtin, and her sister, Margaret Curtin, who has been with them in Washington. According to telegrams to Mrs. S.E. Morton, an aunt of the deceased, they will arrive in Cheyenne Saturday morning. C.H. Hofmann will meet the train there.

Funeral services will be held at St. James church Monday morning at 10 o'clock.

Russell Burbank grew up in Douglas. His father died when he was a young boy and his mother passed away about the time he reached manhood. He fell heir to the Keller Dry Goods Co., which he operated successfully for a number of years. He sold out to the Vaughn-Ragsdale interests nearly ten years ago and accepted a position with the U.S. treasury department in Washington, D.C., which he held at the time of his death. He was 35 years of age.

Besides his widow he leaves a two-and -a-half-year-old son.


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