James P. Burtis
born: 05 December 1893
Emporia, Kansas,
United States of America
died: 24 July 1939
Los Angeles National Military Home,
Veterans Administrators Facility Hospital,
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(cirrhosis of liver, age 45)
Redheaded American actor.  Married to Gladys (surname unknown) from circa 1912 until his death.  He enlisted in the US Army Quartermaster Corps on 11 February 1918 and accepted a commission as 1st Lieutenant on 24 September 1918 and honorably exactly one year later.

He is interred in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Section 71, Row B, Site 11.

The date of birth recorded on his death certificate is wrong.  It is believed the reasoning for this was the date on his WWI Draft Card and Social Sec application (which states 12/05/1893, as opposed to 05/12/1893).
Real name: James Perserved Burtis Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

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1933
The Bargain Of The Century
Officer Butterworth
 

1934
Benny, From Panama
Benny, the sailor

1935
Sprucin' Up
Real estate agent
 

1935
Bonnie Scotland
Member of the Highland Quartet

1936
General Spanky
Boat captain


Acknowledgements:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3694041
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-26276-19158-4?cc=1968530
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21054-18125-89?cc=1916249
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-26184-6497-75?cc=1932433
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMB7-97R 1910 Census (actual image reads "JAMES P BURTIS").
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M636-34F 1920 Census.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJB-8CN 1930 Census.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CV-T1W 1940 Census (GLADYS BURTIS).
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-L17T-LHV?mode=g&i=287&wc=9FH1-K6D%3A928310501%2C928337601%3Fcc%3D1968530&cc=1968530 WWI Draft Card (RED HAIR).

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