Johnny Burris in the 1930 US Census

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John Burris iand his wife Alice are listed in the US 1930 Census for Detroit City, Wayne County, MI. They lived in the Imperial Hotel.

John Burris - Head - rent $50/month - Age 23 - Male - White - Married at age 21 - Born in Indiana - Father and mother born in Indiana - Occupation musician - Industry orchestra

Alice Burris - Wife - rent - - Age 23 - Female - White - Married at age 21 - Born in Indiana - Father and mother born in Indiana - Occupation none

Here is  photo of the Imperial Hotel located at Peterboro and Woodward.

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The Graystone Ballroom was located int the corner of Woodward and Canfield, 7 blocks from the Imperial Hotel. I wonder if Johnny Burris was a part of the Goldkette organization. Goldkette was the King of Detroit's dance entertainment. There is the connection with the Casa Loma Orchestra.

Albert





    
This message has been edited by ahaim on Mar 17, 2012 10:55 AM

Posted on Mar 14, 2012, 11:43 AM

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