Lawrence Abraham Burch

8 June 1888–26 April 1977 (Age 88)
Randolph, Randolph, Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life of Lawrence Abraham

When Lawrence Abraham Burch was born on 8 June 1888, in Randolph, Randolph, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, his father, John August Burch, was 36 and his mother, Augusta Benedikta Larson, was 29. He married Petra Amalie Vinsryg on 23 June 1917, in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 30 years. He died on 26 April 1977, in Lynwood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Abraham Burch
Petra Amalie Vinsryg
Marriage: 23 June 1917
Lawrence Allen Burch
Leon Manley Burch
Richard Donald Burch

Spouse and Children

23 June 1917
Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Birch .2 North German: habitational name from any of several places called Burg, in northern Germany originally denoting a fortified town or a fortified residence within a town. The form reflects the north German pronunciation of Burg.

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

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Story Highlight

Sheddred Wheat

When I would spend the night with Grandma and Grandpa Burch, my Grandpa had shredded wheat for breakfast. He always had the big biscuits and Grandma would soak them in hot water before he'd eat them. …

Sources (3)

  • Lawrence A Burch in household of John A Burch, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Lawrence A Burch in household of John A Burch, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lawrence A Burch, "United States Census, 1930"

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