Obituary Record

Raymond B., Dr. Burr
Died on 1/9/1939
Buried in Blair Cemetery

The date and publication of this newspaper obituary was not recorded.

#1-Dr. Raymond Burr, 44, of Blair, Neb., died of heart trouble Monday morning in a local hospital. He was taken ill suddenly Sunday and brought here.

In Blair 12 years, Dr. Burr was born in Lincoln, became interested in medicine through his father, also a physician. He was attending high school in Lincoln when the war broke out, ran away to Canada to join the Air Force. When the United States entered the war, Burr joined the A.E.F. and saw considerable service in France. When the armistice was signed he was in a hospital in France. He was a Captain in the medical reserve corps.

He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska.

He is survived by his mother in Atlanta, Ga., and his wife Ruth.

#2-9 Jan., 1939 Enterprise Funeral rites were held Friday afternoon at two o’clock from the Methodist Church for Dr. Raymond Burr, prominent Blair physician, who died in an Oma a hospital the preceding Monday following a brief illness. Burial was made in the Blair Cemetery.

Officiating were Rev. Ralph P. Rasmussen, Methodist pastor, Rev. Charles E. Hamilton, Baptist minister, and Rev. W. E. Swetrzelder, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Lincoln.

Pallbearers were R. H. Robinson, Carl Boh, Reed O’Hanlon, Ed Matthiesen, Elmer Thone and Loren C. Klopp. Surviving are his widow and his mother, Mrs. George Burr, of Atlanta, Georgia.

#3-12 Jan., 1939 - The Enterprise


Practicing Physician in Blair for the Past Twelve Years


Dr. Raymond Burr, who for the past twelve years has practiced medicine in Blair, died suddenly Monday of heart trouble.

During his practice here he attended the well-to-do and the needy with the same painstaking care, and he was ready day or night to answer the call of the suffering.

His death came as a great shock to the community, and his place will be hard to fill. At his death he was forty years of age, just in the prime of life and with years of service yet ahead of him.

He leaves his wife and a mother in the south who, with numerous friends here, will mourn is death deeply.

The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church with Rev. R. P. Rasmussen of the local Methodist church, Rev. C. E. Hamilton of the local Baptist church and Rev. W. E. Swrtzelder of the Second Presbyterian church of Lincoln officiating, and interment will be made in the Blair cemetery.

The Vig Files at the Danish American Archives has his death date recorded as January 9, 1939 and his father's name, George.

Find a Grave Memorial #114024862

Obituaries courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file at the Blair Public Library.