Burton Anthony Cheney

Brief Life History of Burton Anthony

When Burton Anthony Cheney was born on 17 September 1871, in English Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States, his father, James Martin Cheney, was 25 and his mother, Clarissa Lucinda Metzinger, was 20. He married Nellie J Strasser on 10 April 1894. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Clark, Washington, United States in 1950. He died on 15 November 1969, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States.

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Burton Anthony Cheney
Nellie J Strasser
Marriage: 10 April 1894
Earl Cecil Cheney
Ethel Marvel Cheney
Ruth Irene Cheney
Anna Viola Cheney
Ilene Marie Cheney
Eva Myrtle Cheney
Rilla Alberta Cheney
Velma Doloris CHENEY

Sources (45)

  • Burton A Cheney, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Burton Cheney, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Burton A Cheney, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Chaney with the same etymology as in 2 below.

French: topographic name for someone who lived by or in an oak wood, from Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’ (from chesne ‘oak’), or a habitational name from any of several places called (Le) Cheney, e.g. in Haute-Savoie, named with this word. Compare Chesney .

French Canadian: altered form of French Chesnay or Chenay, topographic names with the same meaning and etymology as in 2 above, or habitational names from (Le) Chesnay or (Le) Chenay, names of several places in the northwestern part of France, based on Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’. Compare Chenette and Chenier 2.

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

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