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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (B)
Burpee, W. Atlee


Founded Burpee Seeds. His mother, Lois Torrance, was born in Tiberias, Palestine, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister from Glasgow. Burpee copied the modest success of Scottish-American farmer John Rennie, who was the first to grow flower seeds in California’s Lompoc Valley. Rennie, in turn, had planted his seeds at the suggestion of John Smith, a Scot who visited him in 1907. Today, the Lompoc Valley produces more than half the world’s flower seeds.
W. Atlee Burpee-founder of Burpee Seeds, was the son of Dr David Burpee and Blanche Simmons Burpee. Lois Torrance was not his Mother!!-(See your mini-biography of W. Atlee Burpee). Lois Torrance Burpee was the wife of David Burpee--one of 3 sons of W. Atlee Burpee!!! David was the head of the business. Please correct! W. Atlee Burpee was my Great Grandfather, W. Atlee Burpee, Jr. my Grandfather and David Burpee, my Great Uncle! Murray Richards Richey.

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