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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Christopher Wesley Burns
Sarah Elizabeth Powell
Marriage: 23 July 1884
Bertha C. Burns
Julia Ann Burns
Thomas Monroe Burns
Jesse Conrad Burns
Christopher Wesley Burns
Mary M Burns
Sarah Elizabeth Burns
Chester E Burns
Sheldon E. Burns
Edna Charlotte Burns
Frederick Orville Burns

Spouse and Children

23 July 1884
Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


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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