In Memory

Marion L. Burns - Class Of 1907

In 1907, Marion Burns was the only boy in the first graduating class of South Pasadena High School.  In June 1917 he was a self-employed osteopathic x-ray specialist (with an office in Los Angeles), living on Mound Avenue in South Pasadena when he registered for the World War I draft.

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Cadet Marion L. Burns, of South Pasadena, California, a student aviator at Mather Field near Sacramento, died last night from injuries sustained in an airplane fall that afternoon.  A companion aviator, whose name was withheld by Mather Field officers, was slightly injured.

The Washington Post, August 24, 1918