Bertha M. Burwell

about 1862–
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Bertha M.

When Bertha M. Burwell was born about 1862, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Burwell, was 36 and her mother, Clarissa M. Lewis, was 33. She lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870. She was buried in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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John Burwell
Clarissa M. Lewis
John Clinton Burwell
Robert M. Burwell
Clara M. Burwell
Allen S. Burwell
Allen S. Burwell
Bertha M. Burwell
Margaret M. Burwell
Margaret M. Burwell
Florence H. Burwell
William L. Burwell
Alice Burnwell
Ernest R Burwell

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

Age 6

In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 34

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

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  • Bertha Burnwell in household of John Burnwell, "United States Census, 1870"

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