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Kingfisher County, Oklahoma

Bud Burner

Husband's Name: Lee N Burner 
Born: April 04, 1868 Place: Clark Co., IL
Married: January 06, 1895 Place: Clark Co., IL
Died: December 18, 1957 Place: Enid, OK
Buried: Lyon Valley Cemetery Place: Hennessey, OK
Father: Isaac Newton Burner 
Mother: Sarah J. Fallon 
Wife's Name: Julia Ann Millis
Born: March 06, 1877 Place: Clark Co., IL
Died: August 20, 1949 Place: Skeleton Township, OK
Buried: Lyon Valley Cemetery Place: Hennessey, OK
Father: William Edward Millis
Mother: Eliza (Louisa) Brubeck
1. Edward Ray Burner 
Born: October 24, 1895  Place: Orange Township, IL
Married: September 11, 1915 Place: Kingfisher, Kingfisher Co., OK
Died: August 25, 1971 Place: Enid, OK
Spouse: Mary Catherine Hawk
2. Ralph L Burner 
Born: April 13, 1898 Place: 
Married: January 03, 1919 Place:
Died: March 1987 Place: Wellington KS
Spouse: Rose Fields
3. William Bliss Burner 
Born: November 25, 1900  Place:
Married: January 26, 1922  Place:
Died: May 17, 1975  Place:
Spouse: Claudia Swank
4. Russell Burner 
Born: March 21, 1903  Place:
Married: May 28, 1927 Place:
Spouse: Cleo Fields
5. Dorothy Marie Burner
Born: July 07, 1905  Place:
Married: August 10, 1921 Place:
Died: December 02, 1979  Place:
Spouse: George H Yeoman 
6. Clarence Frank Burner 
Born: September 15, 1907  Place:
Married: November 15, 1931 Place:
Died: May 17, 1956 Place:
Spouse: Vera Warren 
7. Eunice E Burner 
Born: August 06, 1911  Place: Hennessey, OK
Married: April 20, 1935 Place:
Died: April 02, 1995  Place:
Spouse: Ramey H Wilson 
8. LeRoy Emerson Burner
Born: March 06, 1916
Married: June 28, 1940  Spouse: Mary Olive Badeaux 
Married: August 10, 1948  Spouse: Loretta Jane Fidler 
Married: May 30, 1958  Spouse: Virginia Hayes 
Married: August 15, 1964  Spouse: Elizabeth Voorhies Robbins 
Died:  June 13, 1979
Buried: Memorial Park Mausoleum, New Iberia, LA 
9. Jaunita B Burner 
Born: February 24, 1920  Place: Hennessey, Kingfisher Co., OK 
Married: August 10, 1940 Place:
Died: February 10, 1999 Place: Enid, OK
Spouse: Horace H Williams
Husband: Lee N Burner 

1903 West York Items, Clark County (IL) Herald


C.S. BUCKNER and LEE BURNER returned from their Oklahoma trip Friday evening. They were well pleased
with most of the lands and we understand they both left bids for farms.

Lee was born in IL, later moved his family to Oklahoma in 1907 settling east of Hennessey, OK. until 1947 moving
into town.

Lee died at the age of 88 in an Enid Convalscent Home following a short illness. Buried at Lyon Valley Cemetery
east of Hennessey.


Obit as read in the Hennessey Clipper

Lee N. Burner

Lee Burner, 88 yr old pioneer of Kingfisher County, died Tuesday, Dec 18, 1957, in a Enid Convalscent home
follow a short illness.

Lee was born in Clark Co, Illinois and he came to Oklahoma in 1907. He lived on a farm east of Hennessey until
1947 when he moved to town. His wife, Julia A. (Millis) Burner and one son, Frank, preceded him in death.

Survivors include five sons, Ray of Hennessey, Ralph of McClune, Kansas, William of Enid, Russell of Tulsa,
LeRoy of Houston, Texas. Three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Yeoman of Dover, Mrs. Eunice Wilson of Oklahoma
City, and Mrs. Juanita Williams of Douglas. Lee was buried at the Lyon Valley Cemetery, 5 east 1 north of
Hennessey. Lee was born April 4, 1868.


1906 Tax Assessment List, Melrose Township, Clark County, Illinois

Wife: Julia Ann Millis 
Source: Edward Dale Burner. 

Mrs Lee N. Burner, 72 pioneer resident of Skeleton Township, passed away Saturday morning at her home on south Cheyenne Ave. after a prolonged illness. She was laid to rest in Lyon Valley Cemetery only a few miles from the old homestead.

Julia A. Millis, daughter of WM E. and Eliza Millis was born March 6th, 1877 in Clark Co., IL. There she grew to womanhood and on January 6, 1895, she was united in marriage to Lee N. Burner. To this union nine children were born, six sons and three daughters. The family moved to Oklahoma in 1907, purchasing a farm nine miles east of Hennessey, which was the family home for many years.

Mrs. Burner lived, loved, and labored with, and for her family until health would permit her no longer to carry on the duties of farm live. She, with her husband moved into Hennessey in 1945, four years before death. These years were a failing health and she endured a lingering illness, surrounded by loved ones who gave her every attention and care possible. 

When loving hearts, tender hands and medical science had done all that was possible, she was called to rest at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 14 days.

Mrs. Burner was converted in childhood and joined the Methodist Church. After coming to Oklahoma, she placed her membership with the Christian Union at Union Chapel where she was faithful in attendance and her prayers and testimony will be long remembered by loved ones and friends.

She leaves to mourn her faithful husband, Lee N. Burner, of the home, her beloved children, three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Yeoman of Dover, Mrs. Eunice Wilson of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Juanita Williams of Marshall, six sons, Ray of Hennessey, Ralph of Belle Plains, Kansas, Bliss of Enid, Russell of Tulsa, Frank of Houston, Texas and LeRoy of Fort Worth, Texas, one sister, Mrs. Edna Hamilton of Hennessey, one brother, C.W. Millis of Martinville, ILL. 19 grandchildren, other relatives and many friends and neighbors. Died August 20, 1949.

Child 1: Edward Ray Burner

Edward born in IL moved with his parents to Hennessey OK in 1907 settling east of town. He served on the Hennessey City Council for 18 yrs and was mayor for four. He was a member of the 100F and Rebekah Lodges for 35 yrs and a member of the Christian Church.

The wedding to his wife was suprise to their friends who had no inkling of the impending nuptials. The father of the groom accompanied them to Kingfisher to give the needed consent.

Died in an Enid Hospital. Buried was at the Lyon Valley Cemetery east of Hennessey. At the time of his death, Edward had 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Obituary as read in the Hennessey Clipper

Edward Ray Burner

Edward Ray Burner, 75, born Oct. 24, 1895 in Illinois and came to Hennessey community in 1907, died on Wednesday, August 25, 1971 in an Enid hospital. Ray served on the Hennessey City Council for 18 years and was mayor 4 years. He was a member of the 100F and Rebekah Lodge for 35 years and a member of the Christian Church. He and Mary Hawk were married September 11, 1915. Ray had two sons, Lee R Burner and Hollis Lynn Burner, three daughters, Mrs. Wilma Gritz, Mrs. Jerry Roberts, and Mrs. Nadine Harris all of Hennessey. Four brothers, Ralph of Belle Plaine, Kansas, William B. of Enid, Russell of Tulsa and LeRoy of New Iberia, Louisiana. Three sisters, Mrs. Eunice Wilson of Okla. City, Mrs. Juanita Williams of Douglas and Mrs. George Yoeman, Hennessey. 

At the time of his death he had 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Child 2: Ralph L Burner

Obit as read in Hennessey Clipper

Ralph L. Burner

Ralph L. Burner, 88, former Hennessey resident, died Wed., March 4, in a Wellington, Kan., hospital.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church in Belle Plaine, Kan., with burial in Belle Plaine Cemetery, directed by Hatfield-Smith Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, Melvin, of San Angelo, Texas; two daughters, Virginia Dick of Belle, Plaine, Kan., and Audrey Yauk, Wichita, Kan; a brother, Russell, of Tulsa; two sisters, Eunice Wilson, Oklahoma City, and Juanita Williams of Douglas; six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Belle Plaine through the funeral home.

Child 7: Eunice E Burner
Source:  Edward Dale Burner.

from the Oklahoman dated 4/4/1995, p27:

"WILSON, Eunice E. (Burner), passed away April 2, 1995. She was born on a farm north of Hennessey, Ok. to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Burner. Eunice graduated from Hennessey High School and later attended Central State College. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ramey H. Wilson. Survived by sons Jim and wife Marcia Wilson of OKC, Emmet and wife Beth Wilson of Shawnee, Ok.; her sister Juanita and husband Horace Williams; six grandchildren, Todd, Troy, Marc, Amy, Andy, and Rick Wilson; six great-grandchildren, Laurel, Jessica, Kelsey, Braden, Mitchell, and Tyler; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Eunice was a devoted wife, mother,grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Services will be Wednesday, April 5, 1995, 2:00 p.m., Bill Merritt Memorial Chapel with internment in Chapel Hill Cemetery."

Child 9: Jaunita B Burner
Source: Eddie Staton. 

In the Enid News and Eagle, Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma, Thursday, February 11, 1999.


The funeral for Juanita B. Williams, 78, will be 4 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Ladasau-Evans Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Meyer will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born February 24, 1920, on the family farm northeast of Hennessey to Lee and Julia Ann Millis Burner and died Wednesday, February 10, 1999.

She attended Lone Star Grade School and Hennessey High School, graduating in 1938.

On August 10, 1940, she married Horace H. Williams in Hennessey. They later moved to Marshall where they lived 52 years before moving to Enid in 1992. 

She was a member of the Douglas Christian Union Church and Douglas Missionary Society. She was also a 4-H parent and rotator for 45 years and state office of The State Christian Union Council.

Surviving are her husband, Horace of the home; one daughter, Janice Williams of Enid; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the church and/or STP Allen Campground Fund.


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