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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Burton Head Comfort
Alta Maud Wheeler
Marriage: 18 September 1901
Robert Thomas Comfort
Russell William Comfort
John Allen Comfort Sr
Ada Lucille Comfort
Burton Clarence Comfort
Laverne F Comfort

Spouse and Children

18 September 1901
Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Morgan Comfort


    Sarah J Wheeler




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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