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Burnice Festus was born on May 9th, 1874 in Fordsville, Ohio Co., Kentucky.1   Burnice Festus' father was Eli Houston Basham and his mother was Nancy Melvina Fitzeleanor McCoy.  His paternal grandparents were James Herrod Basham and Polly Ann Arms. He had seven brothers and four sisters, named David Houston, James Gideon, Albert Alford, Erastus Finley, Ellard Randell, Atticas Inlap, Garfield Ollie, Vizella Ellen, Mehitabel Enfield, Charity Marguerite and Opal Effie.  He was the third youngest of the twelve children.  He died at the age of 62 on April 24th, 1937 in Cornwall Missouri.1 

Burnice Festus' first family with Lena Matilda (Tillie) Lewis

‌Burnice Festus and Lena Matilda (Tillie) were married in a religious ceremony on April 3rd, 1909 in Gallatin, Daviess Co., Missouri.1   They had four sons and three daughters, named Gerald Eli, Junior Wetzel, Austin Barlow, Infant Son, Clara Miram, Lena May and Hazel Marie.

Burnice Festus' second family with Dosha Marie Strader

‌Burnice Festus and Dosha Marie were married in a religious ceremony on September 5th, 1929 in Fredericktown, Madison Co., Mo.1   They had five sons named James Edward, Robert Lee, Infant Son, Letha Nadine and Living.

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