I am trying to find out about Willis (or William) L. Burris.
I find a Leonard Burris in the 1880 census, born 1844 age 36.His first wife was Elizabeth Reed..they divorced in 1883.He then married an Emma or Emily Barnes. It looks like Emma had been married to Leonard's brother William H, as the 1900 census shows Willis L as the stepson of Leonard. Both William H. (1841-1879) and Leonard (1845-1894) are buried in the Lettsville Cemetry, Iowa. I believe they are brothers.
I would like to confirm that Willis L. Burris was the son of William Burris...and then stepson to Leonard Burris.
I find an Emily L. Burris buried in the Mason City Memorial Park Cemetery 12/21/1901-6/3/1970.Is this William's and Leonard's wife??
If anyone has information about Willis L. Burris, I would love to hear from you.I am trying to find what happened to him.Willis L. Burris had married a Grace Leu (maiden name Epperson) in 1904 in Galesburg, Illinois...the marriage license says she was 19 and he was 25 living in Riverside Iowa.Grace Darling is part of my family and I am trying to find out what happened to her.
There is a Willis L. Burris (2/20/1878-3/10/1939) buried with his wife Corrine (7/3/1899-11/17/1973) buried in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Missouri Cemetery, but I do not know if this is the son of William/Emma Burris. If so, it would be nice to know what happened to Grace after she married Willis L...A Willis shows in the 1915 census married to Corrine with a 4 year old daughter named Emma. Did Grace and Willis get a divorce, or did she die?
Any help in find out what happened to Willis L Burris and his first wife Grace Darling would be most appreciated.