Helen Provan Burnett

7 July 1867–1942 (Age 74)
Chryston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen Provan

When Helen Provan Burnett was born on 7 July 1867, in Chryston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Henry Burnett, was 34 and her mother, Helen Provan, was 32. She married Alexander Braidwood on 10 June 1898, in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Burnbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1906. She died in 1942, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Braidwood
1864–1939
Helen Provan Burnett
1867–1942
Marriage: 10 June 1898
Helen Provan Braidwood
1899–1966
Alexander Braidwood
1900–1921
Isabella Boyling Braidwood
1902–1976
Mary Burnett Braidwood
1904–1996
Andrew Shaw Braidwood
1906–1981

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 June 1898
Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Burnett

    Male1833–Male

    Helen Provan

    Female1835–Female

siblings

(8)

    William Neil Burnett

    Male1861–Male

    David Neill Burnett

    Male1863–Male

    Jean Angus Burnett

    Female1863–Female

    Mary Burnett

    Female1865–Female

    Female1867–1942Female

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World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 1

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1884

Age 17

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 23

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: descriptive nickname from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ ( see Brown ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Burnett in entry for Leonard Bratby and Isabel Braidwood, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Hellen Burnet in household of John Burnet, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Helen Provan Burnett, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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