Meta May Arnold

7 December 1870–11 November 1941 (Age 70)
Jamestown, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Meta May

When Meta May Arnold was born on 7 December 1870, in Jamestown, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, her father, James S Arnold, was 24 and her mother, Harriet C Chamberlin, was 22. She married George Henry Burns on 5 April 1899, in Eastport, Antrim, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Banks Township, Antrim, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 11 November 1941, in Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Southern Cemetery, Central Lake Township, Antrim, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Henry Burns
Meta May Arnold
Marriage: 5 April 1899
Martha Burns
Lura E Burns

Spouse and Children

    George Henry Burns



5 April 1899
Eastport, Antrim, Michigan, United States


    Martha Burns


    Lura E Burns


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 9

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Saxon, Latin: Faithful to his honour, help in war, helping lord, powerful lord

Sources (3)

  • Metta Arnold in household of James S Arnold, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Meta Mae Arnold Burns in entry for Mrs Lura E Ranger, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Metta Burns in entry for Martha Burns, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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