Thomas Guy BURCH

18 November 1878–20 March 1953 (Age 74)
Charles, Maryland, United States

The Life of Thomas Guy

When Thomas Guy BURCH was born on 18 November 1878, in Charles, Maryland, United States, his father, Thomas A Burch, was 29 and his mother, Ella R Dement, was 24. He married Imogene V. Simpson on 20 December 1913, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Arlington, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Midlothian Magisterial District, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 20 March 1953, at the age of 74, and was buried in Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond Heights, Henrico, Virginia, United States.

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Thomas Guy BURCH
Imogene V. Simpson
Marriage: 20 December 1913
Robert Guy Burch
Geraldine Burch
Guy Burch
Barbara Burch
Constance Burch
William Cecil Burch

Spouse and Children

20 December 1913
Richmond, Virginia, United States



    Geraldine Burch


    Guy Burch


    Barbara Burch


    Constance Burch


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Ella R Dement




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

Age 9

June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Birch .2 North German: habitational name from any of several places called Burg, in northern Germany originally denoting a fortified town or a fortified residence within a town. The form reflects the north German pronunciation of Burg.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas J Burch in household of Jarrot L Ryce, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas G Burch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas G Burch, "United States Census, 1930"

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