Frederick Burr

13 January 1861–
Michigan, United States

The Life of Frederick

When Frederick Burr was born on 13 January 1861, in Michigan, United States, his father, Stephen T. Burr, was 31 and his mother, Kate Crouse, was 30. He married Mrs. Burr about 1883, in West Lebanon, New Lebanon, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Kinderhook, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, United States in 1875.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Burr
1861–
Mrs. Burr
1863–
Marriage: about 1883
Mr. Burr
1884–
Burr
1886–
Miss. Burr
1888–
Miss. Burr
1890–

Spouse and Children

    Male1861–Male

    Mrs. Burr

    Female1863–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1883
West Lebanon, New Lebanon, Columbia, New York, United States
children

(4)

    Mr. Burr

    Male1884–Male

    Burr

    Male1886–Male

    Miss. Burr

    Male1888–Male

    Female1890–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 18

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 35

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

1 English: of uncertain origin. Reaney explains this as a nickname for a person who is difficult to shake off, from Middle English bur(r) ‘bur’ (a seedhead that sticks to clothing). Burre occurs as a surname or byname as early as 1185 , but the vocabulary word is not recorded in OED until the 14th century. Another possibility is derivation from Old English būr ‘small dwelling or building’ (modern English bower), but there are phonological difficulties here too.2 German: perhaps a variant spelling of Bur , or a topographic name from Burr(e) ‘mound’, ‘hill’, or in the south a variant of Burrer .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Fred Burr in household of Stephen Burr, "New York State Census, 1875"

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