Lafayette Burgess

6 Jul 1905 - 25 Nov 1957

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Lafayette Burgess

6 Jul 1905 - 25 Nov 1957
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Lafayette Burgess


Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States


August 9, 2011


August 9, 2011

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What I remember about Grandpa by Mike Petty

Contributor: hbooth2 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

He was a very, very good to me. One time I was at grandmas and grandpas, I remember very time I was there I always had the greatest feeling. Now I am older the feeling I had I know was a bit of heaven. Grandpa had great skills for making kids be amazed. He knew how to take his pocket knife and whittle/carve something out of wood. So, this time I was at grandpa's, he made me a small sail boat, it was more like a canoe with a sail in the middle of it. I am sure it wasn't more than 6-8 inches in length and probably 5-6 inches tall. He made the sail boat out on the porch of his and grandma's home in Provo near Prices Ice Cream shop on center street. How could I forget Prices'. Well, I watch him carve the whole thing and was totally amazed the whole time. I was so excited when he finished and he handed it to me. I ran to the ditch in front of there home and like always there was water in it. I put my sail boat in and stood there watching sail down the ditch until it went under ground and of course went back to grandpa and ask him to make me another one. He shook his head and got out his knife and started carving again. I thought he was making a different kind of sail boat. But, it turned out totally different. It was a jumping jack man between two carved straight sticks. It would jump around as you did something to the sticks, I can't remember if you squeezed them or moved them to make the jumping jack man jump. This entertained me the rest of the day. I remember how grandpa always wore a hat. I loved that hat. One time my older brother, Dennis and I was staying over knight at grandma's and grandpa's. I was so exciting we got to sleep on the couch. They lived in a one bedroom house. We were listening to the radio (I think TV was barely invented at that time mid fifties) in the front living room. Grandpa was sitting in a comfortable chair, It might have been a rocking chair, but I don't know, because he wasn't rocking. But, what he was doing was the most fascinating things I have ever seen. He was making a beaded belt. He was an artist, the greatest I know. He was beading a belt with Indian designs on it. I would what him for hours. He bead one for me. I wish I still had it, but don't because I was young and don't think of it the way I do now. Also I remember something very different about grandpa. I don't mean anything bad about this, but it is a little bit unusual. I tell because it is a big part of my life and I feel bad that if grandpa had what I have today he would of lived much longer. It blessed me to do more for my condition and take care of my life so I can be here for my grand kids and give them the feeling my grandpa gave me. I was at grandma's and grandpa's home. I was out side and came in the front room and played for a while there. I needed to go to the bath room which was in grandma's and grandpa's bedroom, as I traveled though the kitchen, mind you I was just a little guy. I look up and saw grandma with a shot needle in her hand and she was putting it toward grandpa bare bum. She stuck it in and shot some stuff in him. I quickly went back outside to play, I don't think they saw me in the kitchen, but that was a very big shocker. Of course, later, much later, my mom told me grandpa told me he died of diabetes, of which I have also. The problem was grandpa did of it at 52. When he died, my dad told us he did because he ate to much salt and sugar. I do not eat salt unless it is in food I eat, I never put salt on my food. This is because of what my dad told me. Now, sugar is another story I eat, I am sure, to much of that. The most stressful year in my life was 52, because I knew I had diabetes. So, I was very stressed. Grandpa was a great man, I learned that he up and moved to Salt Lake City from Altamont after he sold his farm, so his son could get the medical attention from he was kick in the head by a horse. I am not sure if this was what my mom told me or someone else. Him and grandma took care of me several times when I was young. I remember all these things about him because they were all influences in my life and where I am at today and I love my life, I am very, very happy.

Life timeline of Lafayette Burgess

Lafayette Burgess was born on 6 Jul 1905
Lafayette Burgess was 7 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Lafayette Burgess was 23 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Lafayette Burgess was 25 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Lafayette Burgess was 36 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Lafayette Burgess died on 25 Nov 1957 at the age of 52
Grave record for Lafayette Burgess (6 Jul 1905 - 25 Nov 1957), BillionGraves Record 96958 Orem, Utah, Utah, United States