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Name:Reuben Burton Jr.
Affiliation:Class of 1913
Biography & Genealogy:Reuben Burton, Jr., Class of 1913 (non-graduate). Genealogy: Born August 19, 1890, Richmond, VA. His father- Reuben Burton, b. circa 1850, Chesterfield Co., VA; d. Feb 8, 1922, Richmond VA; owner of sheet metal manufacturing companies in Richmond. His mother- Emma Cornelia Grimes, died July 1905. Names of grandparents not in our records. Marriage: Wife's name not in our records. Children- Elizabeth, Reuben, Vernon. VMI Record: Entered VMI on September 22, 1908 and resigned in late September 1911. Military Record: Member Richmond Blues (Virginia Militia); World War I- 1st Lieutenant, Company "G", 317th Infantry, 80th Division; served in France from June 1918-June 1919. Career: Businessman in Richmond, VA (sheet metal/roofing). Died Richmond, Virginia on March 18, 1949. He is the brother of Ben A. Burton, Class of 1917. Photo: taken in France, 1918.