Harry Stanton Burwell

March 1861–3 May 1936 (Age 75)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harry Stanton

When Harry Stanton Burwell was born in March 1861, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Barwell, was 31 and his mother, Minerva Eliza Stanton, was 26. He married Alice May Clark on 24 June 1886, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lynn Grove Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 3 May 1936, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Harry Stanton Burwell
Alice May Clark
Marriage: 24 June 1886
Rodney C Burwell
Ralph Henry Burwell
Minerva Caroline Barwell

Spouse and Children

24 June 1886
Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States


    Rodney C Burwell


    Ralph Henry Burwell


    Minerva Caroline Barwell


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 6

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Burwell, of which there are examples in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, named with Old English burh ‘fort’ + wella ‘spring’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Stanton H Burnell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harry S Burwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry S Barwell, "United States Census, 1920"

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