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Dr. Robert Joe BurlesonAge: 77 years19181996

Name
Dr. Robert Joe Burleson
Name prefix
Dr.
Given names
Robert Joe
Surname
Burleson
Birth October 20, 1918 32 28
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 10 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Birth of a daughter
#1Carol B Burleson
May 26, 1945 (Age 26 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 23 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 31 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a motherStella L Collins
December 20, 1963 (Age 45 years)
Death of a fatherDaniel Downs Burleson
April 9, 1965 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 27 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death August 18, 1996 (Age 77 years)
Burial August 20, 1996 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Tuscaloosa Memorial Park
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father
Daniel Downs Burleson
Birth: August 11, 1886 21 16Alabama, United States
Death: April 9, 1965Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States
mother
Stella L Collins
Birth: August 4, 1890Alabama, United States
Death: December 20, 1963Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States
himself
Dr. Robert Joe Burleson
Birth: October 20, 1918 32 28Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States
Death: August 18, 1996Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
sister
Private
brother
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himself
Dr. Robert Joe Burleson
Birth: October 20, 1918 32 28Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States
Death: August 18, 1996Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
wife
Mary Beth Hall
Birth: August 6, 1922 39 28Kentucky, United States
Death: January 21, 2013Russellville, Franklin, Alabama, United States
daughter
daughter
Private
son
Private

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Note
Dr. Robert Joe Burleson was a private practitioner in Decatur, Alabama and Asheville, North Carolina. He joined the University of Alabama Health Service in 1974 and joined the faculty of the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences as Director of Surgical Education in 1977. In 1978 he was voted Outstanding Faculty Member by that year’s graduating class. He was a member of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Orthopaedic Alumni Club, the North Carolina Commission for the Blind. He was also named a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and named Professor Emeritus of Surgery by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama at its meeting held 25 Sep 1986