Emory Goss Burton

2 June 1903–28 September 1985 (Age 82)
Iva, Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Emory Goss

When Emory Goss Burton was born on 2 June 1903, in Iva, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Walters Burton, was 41 and his mother, Emma Celestine Hall, was 42. He married Olivia Copeland on 27 April 1930, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. He lived in Corner Township, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 28 September 1985, at the age of 82, and was buried in Iva City Cemetery, Iva, Anderson, South Carolina, United States.

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Emory Goss Burton
Olivia Copeland
Marriage: 27 April 1930

Spouse and Children

27 April 1930
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Walters Burton


    Emma Celestine Hall




+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 13

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place name that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ ( see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emary G Burton in household of William W Burton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Goss Burton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emory Burton, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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