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Burnham Standish Colburn

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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.

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)