The Burrus Family

Submitted by Sheri Ishmael-Waldrop

Burrus-Leer-Wills-Ishmael

Jake E. Burrus was from Shelby County Illinois. He was killed in a hunting accident shortly after the Burrus family moved to the Bixby area, around 1900. John Ishmael, also from Shelby County Illinois, died in 1910 from a long illness. Following John's death the Burrus/Leer/Wills/Ishmael/ group moved westward into Creek County, near Bristow and Drumright.

The photograph, below, was taken after the family moved to Oklahoma and Jacob Burrus was killed. However, it was before 1910 when John Ishmael died. The bottom image shows names written on back of the photograph.

Burrus Family
Names
From the estate of Martin Wilburn Ishmael. Sheri Ishmael-Waldrop, custodian.

Graves of Jake Burrus & John Ishmael

Sanger Cemetery

"The "JEB" headstone is Jake E. Burrus, from Shelby County Illinois, who was killed in a hunting accident shortly after the Burrus family moved to the area, around 1900. A headstone next to Jake, with JI in curesive is John Ishmael, also from Shelby County Illinois, died in 1910 from a long illness. Following John's death the Burrus/Leer/Wills/Ishmael/ group moved westward into Creek County, near Bristow and Drumright. There is a third concrete headstone next to them and we are unsure if they are related to us or just an unidentified person." - Sheri Ishmael-Waldrop, Nov. 8, 2007

Jake E. BurrusJohn Ishmael
Graves of John Ishmael and Jake E. Burrus, Sanger Cemetery, Southeast of Bixby. Photos courtesy Sheri Ishmael-Waldrop.
Digital Photo Collection · Tombstones · Sanger Cemetery · ID:Burrus-JEB · ID: Ishmael-JI, Bixby Historical Society, Bixby OK

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