Flossie May Burns

1894–1969 (Age 75)
Pike, Indiana, United States

The Life of Flossie May

When Flossie May Burns was born on 6 September 1894, in Pike, Indiana, United States, her father, Phillip C. Burns, was 48 and her mother, Sarah Catherine Elder, was 44. She married Ira Jennings Traylor on 19 February 1916, in Pike, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson Township, Pike, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 December 1969, in Petersburg, Pike, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Pike, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Jennings Traylor
Flossie May Burns
Marriage: 19 February 1916
Jerald C. Traylor
Leon Traylor
Mildred Traylor
Paul Norman Traylor
Morris Traylor
Gene Traylor

Spouse and Children

19 February 1916
Pike, Indiana, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Phillip C. Burns


    Sarah Catherine Elder




    Margaret Burns



    Amanda Burns


    William Lee Burns


    Louie Burns


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 12

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Flossie Burns in household of Philip Burns, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Flossie Burns in household of Phillip Burns, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Flossie Burns, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"

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