Forbes Burness1

#1241, b. 11 June 1918, d. 6 June 2011
     Forbes Burness was born on 11 June 1918 in San Francisco, California, USA.2,3 He was the son of Robert Duke Burness and Marion Edith Williams.1,4,5 He married Georgia Canfield, daughter of George Wallace Canfield, in 1941 in San Francisco, California, USA.2 He died on 6 June 2011 in Rocklin, California, USA, at age 92.6
     Obituary: Forbes Burness Our much loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away quietly in his sleep on June 6, 2011 in Rocklin at the age of 92. Forbes was born in San Francisco on June 11, 1918 where he graduated from Lick Wilmerding HS. He served in Saipan during WW II, retiring with the rank of Army Major. He began work in the mail room at W.P. Fuller Paint Co (subsequently Fuller O'Brien) and held numerous positions with the company in Fresno, SF and South SF, serving ultimately as corporate comptroller. He retired in 1985 after 48 years with the company. A long-time resident of Burlingame where he was a deacon with the First Presbyterian Church, Forbes and Georgia, his wife of 69 years, left good friends in 2005 to move to Rocklin near their children. Forbes enjoyed golf, travel and family. Forbes is survived by his dear wife Georgia and their loving family: Rob (Maureen), Ellen Dyer (Dan), Marilyn Griffith (Tom); grandchildren Jessica (Andrew Valls), Robert Todd (Kari Sullivan), Jennifer Dodge (Jason), Renee Welch (Dave), Brian Zumsteg (Jennifer); and great grandchildren Kelsey and Skylar Dodge, Alma Valls and Tate Burness. He is also survived by sister Marion Looney of Seattle, sister-in-law Judy Burness of Santa Rosa, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by father Robert Duke Burness, mother Marion, and brother Robert Duke Jr. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.6

Citations

  1. 1920 US Census, California.
  2. Burness Family Tree BS1-09 by Lawrence Ruxton Burness.
  3. RootsWeb.com, California Birth Index.
  4. 1930 US Census, California.
  5. 1940 US Census, California.
  6. Chronicle, San Francisco, California.
  7. Research of James Edward Burness.

Marion Edith Burness1

#1242
     Marion Edith Burness is the daughter of Robert Duke Burness and Marion Edith Williams.2,3

Citations

  1. RootsWeb.com, California Birth Index.
  2. 1930 US Census, California.
  3. 1940 US Census, California.
  4. Family Tree of John Young Burness.

Florence Anne Waller1

#1243, b. 16 June 1918, d. 13 May 1975
     Florence Anne Waller was born on 16 June 1918 in Buffalo, New York, USA.2,3 She was the daughter of Phillip Hahn Waller and Merritta Elizabeth Brown.1 She married Robert Duke Burness, son of Robert Duke Burness and Marion Edith Williams, on 12 August 1939 in Hollister, San Benito County, California, USA.1 She died on 13 May 1975 in Santa Clara County, California, USA, at age 56.2

Citations

  1. FamilySearch, California County Marriages, 1850-1952.
  2. Ancestry.com, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  3. Research of James Edward Burness.
  4. RootsWeb.com, California Birth Index.

Claudia Ann Burness

#1244
     Claudia Ann Burness is the daughter of Robert Duke Burness and Florence Anne Waller.1,2

Citations

  1. Research of James Edward Burness.
  2. RootsWeb.com, California Birth Index.

Richard Forbes Burness1,2

#1245
     Richard Forbes Burness was the son of Robert Duke Burness and Florence Anne Waller.3,1,2

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  2. RootsWeb.com, California Birth Index.
  3. Research of James Edward Burness.

Elizabeth Ellen Burness

#1246
     Elizabeth Ellen Burness is the daughter of Robert Duke Burness and Florence Anne Waller.1,2

Citations

  1. Research of James Edward Burness.
  2. RootsWeb.com, California Birth Index.

Georgia Canfield

#1247, b. 22 January 1919, d. 30 December 2012
     Georgia Canfield was born on 22 January 1919 in Taft, California, USA.1 She was the daughter of George Wallace Canfield.1 She married Forbes Burness, son of Robert Duke Burness and Marion Edith Williams, in 1941 in San Francisco, California, USA.2 She died on 30 December 2012 in Rocklin, California, USA, at age 93.1
     Obituary: Georgia Burness
Jan 22, 1919 - Dec 30, 2012
Former resident of Burlingame
Georgia Canfield Burness, our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away in Rocklin at the age of 93. Georgia was born in Taft and graduated from Castilleja HS in Palo Alto. In 1941, she married her best friend and loving partner for 69 years, the late Forbes Burness, in San Francisco where they both worked for WP Fuller Paint. Long-time residents of Burlingame, Georgia and Forbes left good friends in 2005 to move to Rocklin to be near their children. Georgia was a sweet soul, devoted parent, good friend and caring person who loved travel, brisk walks and making people happy.
Georgia is survived by her loving family: Rob Burness (Maureen), Ellen Dyer (Dan), Marilyn Griffith (Tom); grandchildren Jessica (Andrew Valls), Robert Todd Burness (Kari Sullivan), Jennifer Dodge (Jason), Renee Welch (Dave), Brian Zumsteg (Jennifer); and great grandchildren Kelsey and Skylar Dodge, Peyton Welch, Alma and Nora Valls and Tate Burness. She was preceded in death by her father George Wallace Canfield, mother Helen, sister Emily Brewster, and brother George Canfield.1

Children of Georgia Canfield and Forbes Burness

Citations

  1. Mercury News, San Jose, California.
  2. Burness Family Tree BS1-09 by Lawrence Ruxton Burness.
  3. Research of James Edward Burness.
  4. RootsWeb.com, California Birth Index.

Robert Canfield Burness

#1248
     Robert Canfield Burness is the son of Forbes Burness and Georgia Canfield.1,2,3

Children of Robert Canfield Burness and Maureen O'Leary

Citations

  1. Research of James Edward Burness.
  2. Chronicle, San Francisco, California.
  3. RootsWeb.com, California Birth Index.
  4. Burness Family Tree BS1-09 by Lawrence Ruxton Burness.

Ellen Lee Burness1,2

#1249
     Ellen Lee Burness is the daughter of Forbes Burness and Georgia Canfield.3,2

Citations

  1. Research of James Edward Burness.
  2. RootsWeb.com, California Birth Index.
  3. Chronicle, San Francisco, California.

Richard James Looney

#1250

Citations

  1. Family Tree of John Young Burness.