George James Burden Sr.

27 December 1870–8 June 1941 (Age 70)
West Lulworth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George James

When George James Burden Sr. was born on 27 December 1870, in West Lulworth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Talbot Burden, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Jane Harvell, was 28. He married Mary Johansen on 22 December 1903, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Chaldon Herring, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Box Elder, Box Elder, Utah Territory, United States in 1920. He died on 8 June 1941, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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George James Burden Sr.
Mary Johansen
Marriage: 22 December 1903
Rosa Sarah Burden
Bessie Mae Burden
George James Burden Jr.
Mary Jane Burden
John Talbot Burden
Arthur Fredrick Burden
Ruth Anna Burden
David Burden
Florence Burden

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22 December 1903
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 10

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

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

English (chiefly West Country):1. (of Norman origin) from the Old French personal name Burdo (oblique case Burdon), probably of Germanic origin, but uncertain meaning. 2. nickname for a pilgrim or one who carried a pilgrim's staff, Middle English, Old French bourdon. 3. habitational name from any of various places called Burdon or Burden. Burden in West Yorkshire and Great Burdon in County Durham are named with Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortified place’ + dūn ‘hill’; Burdon in Tyne and Wear is named with Old English bȳre ‘byre’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Burden in household of John Burden, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • George J Burden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Geo J Burden, "United States Census, 1920"

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