Burton William Thayer

13 November 1899–4 July 1979 (Age 79)
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Burton William

When Burton William Thayer was born on 13 November 1899, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, his father, Carlos Turner Thayer, was 37 and his mother, Cora Lurana Frost, was 29. He married Ruth Elizabeth Bullis on 23 October 1923, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1900. He died on 4 July 1979, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Burton William Thayer
Ruth Elizabeth Bullis
Marriage: 23 October 1923
David William Thayer

Spouse and Children

23 October 1923
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 7

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 21

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Variant of French Taillier, derived from Old French taillere, an oblique case of tailleur ‘tailor’ ( see Taylor ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Burton W Thayer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Burton W Thayer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Burton W Thayer in household of Carl T Thayer, "United States Census, 1910"

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