David Martin Burnham

10 December 1890–
East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of David Martin

When David Martin Burnham was christened on 10 December 1890, in East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, David Coop Burnham, was 38 and his mother, Rhoda Emma Skinner, was 23.

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Family Time Line

David Martin Burnham
1890–
Ruth I Simpson
1893–

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    David Coop Burnham

    Male1852–1918Male

    Rhoda Emma Skinner

    Female1867–1938Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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

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.
1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Burnham. Those in Buckinghamshire (Burnham Beeches), Norfolk (various villages), and Essex (Burnham-on-Crouch) are named with Old English burna ‘stream’ + hām ‘homestead’. In the case of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, however, the second element is Old English hamm ‘water meadow’, while Burnham in Lincolnshire is named from brunnum, dative plural of Old Norse brunnr ‘spring’, originally used after a preposition, i.e. ‘(at) the springs’.

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

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  • David Martin Burnham, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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