Bessie E Burnham

about 1886–
New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Bessie E

When Bessie E Burnham was born about 1886, in New Hampshire, United States, her father, Fred W Burnham, was 25 and her mother, Estella M Burnham, was 29. She married Herbert Emerson King in 1906, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Emerson King
Bessie E Burnham
Marriage: 1906
Harold Edgar King

Spouse and Children

    Herbert Emerson King



Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Fred W Burnham


    Estella M Burnham





    Ernest P Burnham


    Dorothy Mae Burnham


World Events (8)


Age 0

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1905 · Treaty of Portsmouth Signed

Age 19

The Treaty of Portsmouth was signed on September 5, 1905 and officially brought a conclusion to the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905.

Age 31

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Burnham. Those in Buckinghamshire (Burnham Beeches), Norfolk (various villages), and Essex (Burnham-on-Crouch) are named with Old English burna ‘stream’ + hām ‘homestead’. In the case of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, however, the second element is Old English hamm ‘water meadow’, while Burnham in Lincolnshire is named from brunnum, dative plural of Old Norse brunnr ‘spring’, originally used after a preposition, i.e. ‘(at) the springs’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie B King in household of Herbert E King, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Kenniston in entry for King, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Bessie Kenniston in entry for King, "New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915"

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