Grace M. Burns Landers

Grace M. Burns and Robert M. Landers


Grace M. Burns was the sister of my grandfather John Michael Burns. Grace was born in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois on December 6, 1874. She was the daughter of Michael Burns and Margaret Cowhey Cagney Burns. The above photo of Grace Burns dates from October 4, 1947.

Grace M. Burns married Robert M. Landers on July 18, 1900 in Chicago. Robert was born around September 1860 in Galbally, County Limerick, Ireland. He was baptized in Cashel and Emily diocese in September 1860. He was the son of John Landers and Jane Martin. Robert became a United States citizen on October 30, 1884.

Robert M. Landers

Robert M. Landers.

Grace was a schoolteacher. Robert was a Sergeant in the Chicago police force.

Robert M. Landers in Police Uniform

Robert M. Landers
wearing his police uniform.

Grace and Robert had ten children, six of whom lived past infancy. Of these only Joseph M. Landers ever married.

Robert Landers died in Chicago on March 13, 1921. Grace Burns Landers died in Chicago on May 29, 1950.

Photos of Grace, Robert, Margaret and Joseph Landers courtesy Virginia Landers.


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