Harriet Elizabeth Burt

Brief Life History of Harriet Elizabeth

When Harriet Elizabeth Burt was born on 2 October 1870, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States, her father, Russel Burt, was 40 and her mother, Elvira McDowell, was 20. She married Francis Asbury Keenan on 8 July 1888, in Payette, Payette, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Armitage, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1930. She died on 29 May 1943, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Asbury Keenan
1863–1942
Harriet Elizabeth Burt
1870–1943
Marriage: 8 July 1888
Mabel Clare Keenan
1891–1987
Stillborn
Stillborn II
Thomas Asbury Keenan
1894–1981
Mary M Keenan
1896–1994
Russell Keenan
1899–1972
Marion Keenan
1899–
Frances Jane Keenan
1901–
Bessie May Keenan
1903–1984
Theodore R. Keenan
1905–1994
Erma Ione Keenan
1908–1991
Minnie Marguerita Keenan
1910–1997
Bertha Isabel "Billie" Keenan
1914–1991

Sources (24)

  • Hattie E Keenan in household of Francis A Keenan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hattie Burl Or Burt, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962"
  • Harriet Elizabeth Burt Keenan, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English (southern): variant of Bird , Bright , or Burd .

German: Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly.

Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Burd .

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

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