Nora Ellen Burgess

15 July 1875–8 November 1953 (Age 78)
Grant, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Nora Ellen

When Nora Ellen Burgess was born on 15 July 1875, in Grant Town, Marion, West Virginia, United States, her father, John Burgess, was 45 and her mother, Harriet Shears, was 34. She lived in Grant District, Grant, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 8 November 1953, in Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 78.

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John Burgess
Harriet Shears
Nancy Catherine Burgess
Enoch Newton Burgess
James Wesley Burgess
Eston Grant Burgess
Nora Ellen Burgess
Loretta Burgess
Mary E. Burgess
George W. Burgess

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, Old French burgeis ‘inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a (fortified) town’ ( see Burke ), especially one with municipal rights and duties. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nora Burgess in household of John Burgess, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nora E Burgess in household of John Burgess, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nora Ellen Burgess, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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