Florence Bearss

14 September 1884–1975 (Age 90)
Shelby, Oceana, Michigan, United States

The Life of Florence

When Florence Bearss was born on 14 September 1884, in Shelby, Oceana, Michigan, United States, her father, Elijah Edson Bearss, was 46 and her mother, Mary Ann Dunlop, was 43. She married Claud Francis Burton on 7 February 1903, in Bailey, Muskegon, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Twisp, Okanogan, Washington, United States in 1910 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1975, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Claud Francis Burton
Florence Bearss
Marriage: 7 February 1903
Vena Aline Burton
Victor Stanley Burton

Spouse and Children

7 February 1903
Bailey, Muskegon, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 24

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English and Welsh Pierce .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence Burton in household of Claude F Burton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Florence L Burton in household of Claude F Burton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florence L Burton in household of Claude F Burton, "United States Census, 1930"

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