Thomas Warren Burns

19 July 1866–6 March 1932 (Age 65)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas Warren

When Thomas Warren Burns was born on 19 July 1866, in Illinois, United States, his father, Johathan Burns, was 31 and his mother, Frances V. Burrows, was 26. He married Nellie M Redman on 20 February 1889, in Piatt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bement, Piatt, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 March 1932, in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Bement, Piatt, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Warren Burns
Nellie M Redman
Marriage: 20 February 1889
Edna F. Burns
Howard William Burns
Norma Burns
Robert Burns

Spouse and Children

20 February 1889
Piatt, Illinois, United States


    Edna F. Burns


    Howard William Burns


    Norma Burns


    Robert Burns


Parents and Siblings

    Johathan Burns


    Frances V. Burrows




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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 1

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 19

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or streams, from the Middle English nominative plural or genitive singular of burn ( see Bourne ).2 Scottish: variant of Burnhouse, habitational name from a place named with burn ‘stream’ + house ‘house’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin ( see Byrne ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas W Burns, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas Burns, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Tomas Burns, "United States Census, 1910"

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