The Family of Jim and Selma Burrows

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  • ID: I446
  • Name: James Lowell Burrows
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 MAY 1924 in Minneapolis, MN
  • Death: 7 JUL 1995 in Merrimack, Hillsborough, NH of Lung cancer
  • GRAD: 1947 BS in Physics
  • AGNC: Northeastern University
  • Burial: 11 JUL 1995 Merrimack, NH
  • Event: BET 1944 AND 1946 USS Philippine Sea Military Service
  • AGNC: US Navy
  • Occupation: Electronics Engineer BET 1970 AND 1989 Nashua, NH
  • AGNC: Sanders
  • Note: My father died of lung cancer at home.
  • Type: Creation Date
  • Note:
    The house in Norwell was known as "High Winds", and at the time that they bought it, the houses on Prospect Street were unnumbered. In the late 60's Prospect Street was numbered, and ours became 126.

    Again in Merrimack the houses were unnumbered when they bought it.
  • Date: 26 Nov 2000
  • Note: My father was an electronics engineer. Early in his career his specialty was in radar. Later he became involved in computers. His first job was with General Communications. He worked there for 4 years. Next he worked at LFE--the Labratory For Electronics--until about 1967. In the spring of that year he was laid off just before we were to take a vacation to the Bahamas with long time friends of the family, the Bertelsens. I expected the vacation to be called off. (It was their third Bahamian vacation, and the first on which I was invited.) My father managed to get rehired within a week of getting his 30 day notice, and thus while we were on vacation he was actually being paid by two companies. He worked for Honeywell from 1967 through 1969.
  • Date: 27 Nov 1999
  • Note:
    From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS, Vol. V (1970), pp. 287-289.

    Philippine Sea CV-47

    Displacement: 27,100 t.
    Length: 855'10"
    Beam: 93'
    Draft: 30'
    Speed: 30 k.
    Complement: 3,310
    Armament: 12 5"; 44 40mm
    Class: Essex

    Philippine Sea (CV-47) was laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, Mass. 19 August 1944, launched 5 September 1945 sponsored by Mrs. Albert B. Chandler; and commissioned 11 May 1946, Capt. D.S. Cornwell in command.

    In June, the ship went to Quonset Point, R.I. for initial training of the crew. By September 1946, she began her shakedown cruise in the Caribbean area with Air Group 20 embarked.
  • Date: 26 Sep 2001
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  • Reference Number: 1.5.10.5.1.3.1.1.2 NBFA #
  • Change Date: 26 Dec 2005 at 16:29:34



    Father: Lowell Anderson Burrows b: 4 NOV 1891 in Belle Plaine, Benton, IA
    Mother: Grace Harriet Stull b: 27 JAN 1893 in Chicago, IL

    Marriage 1 Ann Katherine Davison b: 26 JUL 1925 in Newton, MA
    • Married: 17 APR 1948 in Newton, MA
    • Note:
      According to Jim Burrows, the son:

      My parents met while they were in high school in Newton, Massachusetts. In 1942, my father went to Northeastern University. In 1944, he volunteered for the Navy and served as a radar technician on the aircraft carrier the USS Philippine Sea. He was discharged in 1946 and returned to Northeastern. He graduated in 1947 with a BS in physics, having minored in English Literature. The same year my mother graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from Wellesley College.

      Their first apartment was at 173 Newbury Street in Boston. In 1951, when I was born they lived at 123 Riverside St. Watertown. We next lived at 110 Oak Street in Natick, Massachusetts. In 1953, we moved to 553 Common Street, Dedham Massachusetts, where my parents rented what had been the gate keeper's cottage on the estate of the Chick family. My paternal grandmother, Grace Burrows, whom we called Gam, lived with us in Dedham while I was very young. She then moved to Connecticut to live with my aunt Betsy and her first husband Graeme MacLeod. Both Katey and John were born while we lived in Dedham. In 1960, my parents bought a house on Prospect Street in Norwell, Massachusetts. The house was known as "High Winds", and at the time that they bought it, the houses on Prospect Street were unnumbered. In the late 60's Prospect Street was numbered, and ours became 126.

      After graduating from Wellesley my mother worked in the personnel offices first of Gilchrest's department store and then Harvard University. She left Harvard in 1951 to have me. She became quite involved in politics. She was active in the League of Women Voters, being the president of the Norwell chapter and serving on the Massachusetts state board. In 1964 she was elected to the Norwell School Committee, and was reelected in 1968. In recent years she has been a real estate agent and a Librarian's assistant in the Merrimack school system. She is now retired.

      In January 1970, my father went to work for Sanders in Nashua, New Hampshire. In June 1970, the family moved to Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack NH. Again the houses were unnumbered when they bought it.
    • Date: 26 Sep 2001
    Children
    1. Has Children Living Burrows
    2. Has Children Living Burrows
    3. Has No Children Living Burrows

    Sources:
    1. Title: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS, Vol. V (1970)
      Abbrev: DANFS
      Date: 26 Dec 2005
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