Estella May Burnett

March 1870–28 December 1932 (Age 62)
Saranac, Boston Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States

The Life of Estella May

When Estella May Burnett was born in March 1870, in Saranac, Boston Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States, her father, Henry Burnett, was 18 and her mother, Helen V. Smith, was 23. She married Charles Bullis on 12 June 1889, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 28 December 1932, in Muskegon Heights, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Muskegon Heights, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wallace E Austin
Estella May Burnett
Marriage: 3 July 1892
Lloyd Eugene John Austin
Ferris Wallace Austin

Spouse and Children

3 July 1892
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States


    Lloyd Eugene John Austin


    Ferris Wallace Austin


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Burnett


    Helen V. Smith




    Charles Burnett


    Edward Burnett



    John Burnett



World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 9

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.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 17

The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit "water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream." H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, "TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII".

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • May Burnett in household of Henry Burnett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • May Austin in household of Wallace Austin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • May E Austin in household of Wallace E Austin, "United States Census, 1900"

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