George W. Burns

1847–15 June 1917 (Age 70)
Woodbury Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George W.

When George W. Burns was born in 1847, in Woodbury Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Burns, was 32 and his mother, Catharine Hanley, was 26. He married Matilda Butler in 1872. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Freedom Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 15 June 1917, in Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Leamersville, Freedom Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George W. Burns
Matilda Butler
Marriage: 1872
Catharine Burns
Elsie Burns
Aden Wilbert Burns

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    Matilda Butler




    Catharine Burns


    Elsie Burns


    Aden Wilbert Burns


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World Events (8)


Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 16

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 19

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Burns in household of Edward L Eberly, "United States Census, 1910"
  • G W Burns, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George W Burns, "United States Census, 1910"

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