Lillian Burnett

Brief Life History of Lillian

When Lillian Burnett was born on 29 August 1890, in Bowie, Montague, Texas, United States, her father, Robert Milton Burnett, was 48 and her mother, Sarah Margaret Jones, was 39. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Montague, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 December 1968, in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States, at the age of 78.

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James Azra Abbott
1898–1953
Lillian Burnett
1890–1968

Sources (5)

  • Lillian Abbott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillian Burnett, "Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • Mrs Jim Abbott in entry for F W Man and Sebe Q Burnett, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Tyrone and Antrim): descriptive nickname of Norman origin, from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ (see Brown ), or possibly in some instances a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of burnete, a high quality woolen cloth, originally dark brown in color.

Probably also an altered form of English Barnett .

In some cases also an altered form of French Burnet ; compare Burnette .

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

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