Vincent Astor BURT

M, b. 6 February 1927, d. 4 March 2020
Uncle of John Kennedy BROWN Jr.
Vincent Burt at the grave of his brother, George E. Burt
     Vincent Astor BURT was born on 6 February 1927 in Cedar Grove, Bibb County, Alabama, son of Irby Leon BURT and Birdie Clyde WATTS. Vincent Astor BURT also went by the name of Skeeter.
     Vincent Astor BURT appeared on a census, enumerated 15 April 1930, in the household of Irby Leon BURT and Birdie Clyde WATTS in Beat 2, Bibb County, Alabama.1
     Vincent Astor BURT was mentioned in the obituary of George Edsel BURT on 12 April 1945 in the Centreville Press. There was no mention of him in service and he was living in West Bloction at that time.2
     Vincent began military service at age 18 on 8 June 1945 in Fort McClellan, Alabama. He served as a private guarding prisoners of war for the U. S. Army during the occupation in Germany. He was sent overseas after the surrender of Japan when he was only 18 years old. He earned $17.50 per month in the Army and was able to visit the Rhine River and other sites while in Germany.
     Vincent was a logger in I. L. Burt & Sons, West Blocton. Later he retired from a brick company in Birmingham.
     Vincent Astor BURT was mentioned in the obituary of George Edsel BURT on 28 October 1948 in the The Centreville Press. He was back in West Blocton, but was said to have been with the Army overseas and had visited his brother George's grave in Holland.3
     Vincent Astor BURT witnessed the obituary of Mallory McCoy BURT on 2 February 1999 in the Birmingham News.4
     Vincent married Gladys Fitts in 2007 in Shelby County, Alabama. She was a widow whose first husband was named Lincoln. Vincent and Gladys had known each other since high school. He witnessed the marriage of Heather L. Brown and Kolton Lanier BURT on 7 June 2008 in the home of Varner Burt, West Blocton, Alabama.5
     Vincent Astor BURT died on 4 March 2020 in Bibb County, Alabama, at age 93. He was buried in Burt Family Cemetery, West Blocton, Alabama.
Last Edited=25 Mar 2020


  1. [S475] 1930 U. S. Census, Bibb County, Alabama, Irby L. Burt household No. 133, ED 4-3, sheet 8A, pg. 31.
  2. [S279] Centreville Press, 12 April 1945, "Pfc. George Burt Killed in Action."
  3. [S279] Centreville Press, Final Rites - 28 Oct 1948.
  4. [S278] Birmingham News, 2 February 1999, pg. 4B, Obituary of Mallory McCoy Burt.
  5. [S695] Author's personal knowledge and experience.

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