Irene Jane Mayfield

14 February 1902–5 July 1973 (Age 71)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Irene Jane

When Irene Jane Mayfield was born on 14 February 1902, in Alabama, United States, her father, Charlie Jackson Mayfield, was 36 and her mother, Carrie Amanda Moore, was 27. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Oral Osvell Burns. She lived in Choctaw Township, Lincoln, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States in 1930. She died on 5 July 1973, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Oral Osvell Burns
Irene Jane Mayfield
Harry D Burns
Gwendolyn Burns
Bobby Lee Burns

Spouse and Children



    Harry D Burns


    Gwendolyn Burns


    Bobby Lee Burns


Parents and Siblings

    Charlie Jackson Mayfield





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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 10

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 20

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Staffordshire and Sussex. The former was named in Old English as ‘open country (feld) where madder (mæddre) grows’, while the latter was named as ‘open country where mayweed (mægðe) grows’. The surname is now most common in Nottinghamshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Irene Burns in household of Oral O Burns, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Burns in household of Ora Burns, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jane Mayfreen in household of Charley J Mayfreen, "United States Census, 1910"

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