Burton Head Comfort

21 February 1880–28 May 1954 (Age 74)
Troy, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Burton Head

When Burton Head Comfort was born on 21 February 1880, in Troy, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Morgan Comfort, was 32 and his mother, Sarah J Wheeler, was 26. He married Alta Maud Wheeler on 18 September 1901, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 28 May 1954, in his hometown, at the age of 74, and was buried in Troy, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Burton Head Comfort
1880–1954
Alta Maud Wheeler
1883–1967
Marriage: 18 September 1901
Robert Thomas Comfort
1902–1986
Russell William Comfort
1906–1994
John Allen Comfort Sr
1908–1967
Ada Lucille Comfort
1910–2004
Burton Clarence Comfort
1919–1963
Laverne F Comfort
1922–2009

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 September 1901
Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Morgan Comfort

    Male1847–1939Male

    Sarah J Wheeler

    Female1853–1933Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): probably a habitational name from a place near Birling in Kent, now called Comfortsplace Farm, earlier known as Comports Place ( 1559 ) and Comporte ( 1601 ). This was named for a family associated with it called de Cumpeworth ( 1255 ). The place from which the family took its name has not been identified.

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

Sources (3)

  • Burt W Comfort in household of Thomas M Comfort, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Burtie Comfort in household of T M Comfort, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bert H Comfort, "United States Census, 1940"

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