George Washington Burns

27 August 1863–1928 (Age 64)
Crawford, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Burns was born on 27 August 1863, in Crawford, Kansas, United States, his father, Erastus Burns, was 28 and his mother, Priscilla Cathern Young, was 17. He married Hester Elizabeth Anderson on 17 October 1887. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Wallace Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died in 1928, at the age of 65.

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George Washington Burns
Hester Elizabeth Anderson
Marriage: 17 October 1887
Artie May Burns
Roberta Leah Catherine Burns

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  • Marriage
    17 October 1887
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1864 · Skirmish at Benton
    Age 1
    Confederate forces in Arkansas began an invasion of Missouri, while other Confederate sources probed the line around Little Rock. On July  6, 1864 the fourth Arkansas Cavalry tried to break the line around Little Rock one soldier was killed, eight were wounded, three went missing from the Union side and four were killed and six wounded from the Confederate side.
    1865 · Slavery Abolished
    Age 2
    On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 18
    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

    Scottish (central Scotland and northern England): habitational name from any of various places called formerly Burnis, Burnes, or Burnhouse (named with burn- ‘stream’), especially those in Kincardineshire, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire, and possibly Argyll.English and Scottish: variant either of Burn , with post-medieval excrescent -s, or of Barnes .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin (see Byrne ), with excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • George W Burns in household of Erastus Burns, "United States Census, 1870"
    • George Burns in entry for Philip C West and Leah Catherine Burns, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • George W Burnes in household of Erastus Burnes, "United States Census, 1880"

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