principal in this sketch, was born near Clay City, April 10, 1880. After
finishing his schooling he began fighting life's battles dressing poultry
for J. M. Prather under J. C. Mosser.
At this he became quite proficient and worked several years at the business. He then went to work for Black & Duff in a grocery store, the store later changing hands three or four times and Burley always went in the deal until February 20, 1926, when he with his son, Frank, went into the grocery business for themselves and are now located in the McCawley building on South Main street, and enjoying their share of the grocery business.
Burley developed a knowledge of furs and during the fur season he buys up practically all the furs caught and sold in the community. He knows quality in furs and he has established a reputation of dealing fairly with his fur patrons who many times must depend upon the buyers fairness in selling fur.
Extracted 12 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from 1930 Pictures and Biographical Sketches of the Business Men of Clay City, Illinois.