Sylvester Burkhard

27 April 1890–October 1986 (Age 96)
Aspen Hill, Montgomery, Maryland, United States

The Life of Sylvester

When Sylvester Burkhard was born on 27 April 1890, his father, Burkhard, was 34 and his mother, Josephine Haren, was 25. He died in October 1986, in Aspen Hill, Montgomery, Maryland, United States, at the age of 96.

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Sylvester Burkhard
1890–1986
Katherine Rosalia Laffey
1888–

Spouse and Children

    Male1890–1986Male

    Katherine Rosalia Laffey

    Female1888–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Burkhard

    Male1856–1892Male

    Josephine Haren

    Female1865–1936Female

siblings

(2)

    Male1890–1986Male

    William Joseph Burkhard

    Male1921–1992Male

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

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

German: variant of Burkhart .

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

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