Esther Burns

1899–1995 (Age 95)
Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Esther

When Esther Burns was born on 1 April 1899, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John J. Burns, was 37 and her mother, Bridget Reedy, was 25. She married William DeCosta on 30 September 1939, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States. She died in 1995, at the age of 96, and was buried in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William DeCosta
Esther Burns
Marriage: 30 September 1939

Spouse and Children

30 September 1939
Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John J. Burns


    Bridget Reedy




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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 6

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 28

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or streams, from the Middle English nominative plural or genitive singular of burn ( see Bourne ).2 Scottish: variant of Burnhouse, habitational name from a place named with burn ‘stream’ + house ‘house’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin ( see Byrne ).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Esther Burns in household of John Burns, "United States Census, 1900"

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