Edgar Annesley Burton

21 October 1900–21 May 1981 (Age 80)
New Zealand

The Life Summary of Edgar Annesley

Edgar Annesley Burton was born on 21 October 1900. He had at least 1 son with Eileen Marjorie Coates. He immigrated to Auckland, New Zealand in 1966. He died on 21 May 1981, in New Zealand, at the age of 80.

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Edgar Annesley Burton
Eileen Marjorie Coates
Geoffrey John Burton

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World Events (8)

Age 8
London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
Age 13
At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica
Age 23
The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a placename that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.French (northeastern): regional variant of Berton .

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

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Sources (5)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Edgar Annesley Burton - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Edgar Annesley Burton
  • E A Burton in entry for Robert Coates, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • Edgar Annesley Burton, "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973"

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