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Found Death Date of Burnett Young Tiffany (1860-1945)
Posted by: Randal J. Loy (ID *****6707) Date: July 06, 2011 at 15:32:41
In Reply to: Searching for Death Date of Burnett Young Tiffany (b. 1860) by Randal J. Loy of 1091

I received the following from Eric Robinson at the New York Historical Society Library. Mr. Robinson has been a constant source of assistance and information, and I would highly recommend him to all who are searching for information about historical people, events, and buildings in New York City:

"Burnett Young Tiffany died 22 SEP 1945. As the black sheep of the Tiffany family, he can be found in several New York Times articles because Charles Lewis Tiffany had essentially humiliated him in his will, leaving him a relatively tiny trust compared to that of his siblings. Over the years, Burnett tried to have his allowances increased, and it always made the paper.

During the 20th Century, Burnett lived much of his life in California; first in Santa Barbara, and then in Los Angeles, his place of death. In Santa Barbara, he lived with a wife, Lucille A. Tiffany, according to the 1910 Federal Census. She was definitely not his first wife, because an earlier divorce is apparently the reason that Charles Lewis Tiffany amended his will in 1887 to largely cut out Burnett.

There may be information as to the administration of Burnett's trust, which was maintained into the 1930s, in the Mitchell-Tiffany papers at Yale."

Thanks to Mr. Robinson, and I hope this is of assistance to any other individual searching for information on Burnett Young Tiffany (1860-1945).

Good wishes to all you genealogists!

Randal J. Loy,
Historian to the Dean of
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

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