Sunday, January 8, 2012

Aldred Erskine 1896-1964

Longtime Burbank Police
Sergeant A. Erskine Dies
Aldred Erskine, 68, a Burbank police sergeant for 22 years before his retirement in 1951, died Sunday in Sepulveda Veterans Hospital.  Born in Superior, Wis., Mr. Erskine was employed as a machinist at Hydro-Aire Corp. for the last 10 years.  Mr. Erskine joined the Burbank Police Department on Jan. 27, 1930. His first duty was on a motorcycle followed by assignment to the patrol division. In 1937 he was appointed sergeant. A Burbank resident for 32 years, Mr. Erskine resided at 1718 Landis St.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Burbank Second Ward.  He was a veteran of World War I.  Mr. Erskine leaves his widow, Frances B.; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Elaine Johansen of Lake View Terrace; four brothers, Charles C. of Burbank, Thomas of Richmond, John of Ontario, and Lawrence of San Jose; and nine grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Eckermans Funeral Service Chapel.  Interment will be in Glen Haven Memorial Park. (Obituary clipping obtained from the daughter, Dorothy. Date of publication and newspaper is unknown.)

Aldred Erskine was born 30 Jan 1896 at Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin. His parents were Charles Clarence Erskine (1868-1933) and Minnie Steffens (1873-1940). Aldred had seven brothers: Cyrus Melvin, Thomas Francis, Miles Maywood, Charles Clarence, James, John Milton, and William Lawrence; and two sisters: Evaline Dorothy and Minnie May. Aldred became a certified deputy for the city of Burbank, California on 30 Jan 1930 and retired on 1 Nov 1951. He died 31 May 1964 at the Veteran's hospital in Sepulveda, California. Burial was at Glen Haven Memorial Park.


Chapps said...

Hey, Fran. This is Steve, Bob Chappell's (formerly Erskine) son. It's great to run across your blog, which is giving me a ton of material for the Erskine family tree. Great to finally see all of the info that I hadn't known about. Even though I've got my step-grandfather's last name, I'm still an Erskine, so it's a big eye-opener. When I look at Aldred, I see *such* a resemblance to my dad (his nephew). My father fondly remembers Aldred and his wife, Frances (Bee), and my grandmother always spoke highly of her ex-husband's brothers.

Fran Jensen said...

Thanks for leaving your comment on my post about my grandfather. I think it's amazing how family resemblances reach across the generations. So I think we are either 2nd or 3rd cousins, have you figured it out? I will try to post more in the blog about our Erskine ancestors, so stay tuned...