James Edgar Burt Sr.

28 March 1899–3 June 1960 (Age 61)
Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Edgar

When James Edgar Burt Sr. was born on 28 March 1899, in Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States, his father, James William Burt, was 22 and his mother, Abbie Docia Ponder, was 17. He married Essie Carden on 6 March 1926, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mardisville, Talladega, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 4 Ironaton, Talladega, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 3 June 1960, in Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Talladega, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Edgar Burt Sr.
Essie Carden
Marriage: 6 March 1926
Gilbert Burt
Elaine Burt
James Burt
Walter Burt
William Burt

Spouse and Children

6 March 1926
Jefferson, Alabama, United States


    Gilbert Burt


    Elaine Burt


    James Burt


    Walter Burt


    William Burt


Parents and Siblings

    James William Burt


    Abbie Docia Ponder




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 13

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 17

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Old English personal name Byrht, a byform of Be(o)rht ‘bright’. Compare Bert .2 German: Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly.3 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Burd .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James E Burt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edger Burt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James E Bert in household of James Bert, "United States Census, 1900"

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