Robert William McBurnie

1 November 1871–1961 (Age 89)
Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Robert William

When Robert William McBurnie was born on 1 November 1871, in Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Thomas Tupper MacBurnie, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Archibald, was 24. He married Elizabeth A. McEachern on 26 July 1910, in Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871. He died in 1961, in Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Robert William McBurnie
Elizabeth A. McEachern
Marriage: 26 July 1910
Betty McBurnie
Tom McBurnie

Spouse and Children

26 July 1910
Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada


    Betty McBurnie


    Tom McBurnie


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 38

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 50

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 74

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of McBurney .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert McBurnie in household of Thomas McBurnie, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Robert Mcburnie, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"
  • Robert Macburnie, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"

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