Adis Mae Funk

Female1 October 1886–18 December 1974

Brief Life History of Adis Mae

When Adis Mae Funk was born on 1 October 1886, in Preston, West Virginia, United States, her father, Charles E Funk, was 24 and her mother, Jemima Catherine Sigley, was 24. She married William Joseph Burns on 23 April 1905, in West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Reno District, Preston, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years. She died on 18 December 1974, in Preston, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Flag Chapel Cemetery, Rowlesburg, Preston, West Virginia, United States.

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William Joseph Burns
Adis Mae Funk
Marriage: 23 April 1905
Cherlottie Idella Burns
Orpha Inez Burns
Charles Otto Burns
Agnes Gertrude "Dolly" Burns
Opal Pearl Emma Burns
Chloey Edith Burns
Helen Mae Burns
Audrey Burns

Sources (7)

  • Adis Burns in household of William Burns, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Adis M Burns in household of Joseph W Burns, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Adis Funk, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 April 1905West Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 4

    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.

    1890 · Woman's Suffrage

    Age 4

    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 23

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’. This surname is also found Poland, Czechia, Sweden, Denmark, France (Alsace and Lorraine), and the Netherlands.

    English: from Middle English funke, fonke, founck ‘spark of fire’, with the same meaning as 1 above.

    History: Between 1709 and 1772 nine families bearing this name immigrated to America. See also Funck .

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

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