Thomas Porter Burris

14 April 1877–20 December 1913 (Age 36)
Polk, Missouri, United States

The Life of Thomas Porter

When Thomas Porter Burris was born on 14 April 1877, in Polk, Missouri, United States, his father, Erastus Arbuckle Burros, was 22 and his mother, Ann Jeremia "Annie" Berlier, was 19. He married Rebecca Richardson about 1900, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Polk, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. He died on 20 December 1913, at the age of 36.

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Thomas Porter Burris
Rebecca Richardson
Marriage: 1900
Jack Clarence Burris
Muriel Omea Burris
Opal August Burris

Spouse and Children

Missouri, United States



    Muriel Omea Burris


    Opal August Burris


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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 5

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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 13

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Burrows .2 Possibly an altered form of German Börries or Borr(i)es ( see Burress ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Porter T Burros, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas P Burros, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas P Burros in household of Erastus Burros, "United States Census, 1880"

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