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Burnham Standish Colburn

Burnham Standish Colburn, American banker. Member National Society Mayflower Descendants, Psi Upsilon. Republic.

Background

  • Colburn, Burnham Standish was born on December 10, 1872 in Detroit. Son of William Cullen and Mary Augusta (Standish) Colburn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in C.E., University of Michigan, 1896.

    Career

    • Elizabeth G. (Mistress E. Wrayford Willmer), Burnham Standish, Evelyn (Mistress F. H. Fentener Van Vlissingen, Junior), Mary Louise (Mistress J. Frazier Glenn, Junior). Draftsman, Detroit Bridge & Iron Works, 1896. Resident engineer Victoria Jubilee Bridge, Montreal, 1898.

      One of organizers Canadian Bridge Company, 1900, secretary-treasurer until 1911. Vice president Peoples State Bank, Detroit. 1911-1913; assistant in organization Biltmore Estate Company (treasurer) and development of Biltmore Forest since 1920.

      Chairman of the Board First National Bank & Trust Company Field director American Red Cross, Pensacola, Florida, World War. President board of trustees Asheville School.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member National Society Mayflower Descendants, Psi Upsilon. Republic; Clubs: Pen and Plate (Asheville).

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Grosvenor Pierce, November 21, 1900. Children: William Cullen (deceased).
    • father: William Cullen Colburn
    • mother: Mary Augusta (Standish) Colburn
    • spouse: Elizabeth Grosvenor Pierce
    • child: William Cullen Colburn (deceased)
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    Born December 10, 1872
    Died December 26, 1959
    (aged 87)
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