Christopher Wesley Burns

16 September 1862–24 February 1916 (Age 53)
Taylor Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Christopher Wesley

When Christopher Wesley Burns was born on 16 September 1862, in Taylor Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Burns, was 47 and his mother, Catharine Hanley, was 40. He married Sarah Elizabeth Powell on 23 July 1884, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Freedom Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 24 February 1916, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Wesley Burns
1862–1916
Sarah Elizabeth Powell
1866–1915
Marriage: 23 July 1884
Bertha C. Burns
1886–1945
Julia Ann Burns
1888–1920
Thomas Monroe Burns
1889–1919
Jesse Conrad Burns
1889–1966
Christopher Wesley Burns
1892–1961
Mary M Burns
1894–1972
Sarah Elizabeth Burns
1896–1972
Chester E Burns
1899–1900
Sheldon E. Burns
1901–1970
Edna Charlotte Burns
1904–1916
Frederick Orville Burns
1906–1909

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 July 1884
Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

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

Age 1

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.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 15

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

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)

  • Christ Burns in household of Thomas Burns, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Westley C Burns, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Westley C Burns, "United States Census, 1910"

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