When Elizabeth Burgess was born on 30 January 1913, in Konawa, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States, her father, John Caesar Burgess, was 46 and her mother, Jeanetta Tiger, was 20. She married Issac A Jones on 7 November 1929, in Konawa, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Miller Township, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 16 October 1988, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Konawa, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion
A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1935 · The FBI is Established
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
English: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, burgis, borgeis ‘inhabitant of a borough’ (strictly one possessing full municipal rights), ‘freeman of a borough’. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .
Americanized form of French Bourgeois .
History: Thomas Burgess came from England to MA c. 1630 and eventually settled in Sandwich, MA.