Martha C. Burnside

Brief Life History of Martha C.

When Martha C. Burnside was born on 30 July 1845, in Parke, Indiana, United States, her father, Thomas Burnside, was 41 and her mother, Margaret Wills, was 34. She married Orlando Livingston McCutchan on 3 September 1862, in Parke, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Greene Township, Parke, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 16 May 1864, in Parke, Indiana, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Parke, Indiana, United States.

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Orlando Livingston McCutchan
Martha C. Burnside
Marriage: 3 September 1862
Margaret Jane McCutchon

Sources (7)

  • Martha Burnsides in household of Thomas Burnsides, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha C. Burnside - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Martha C. Burnside
  • Martha Burnside, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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World Events (5)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

Scottish (central Scotland) and Irish (Ulster): habitational name from one of the many places so named (from burn- ‘stream’), especially those in Lanarkshire and West Lothian.

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

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