Julia Burnett

Female20 May 1863–9 June 1931

Brief Life History of Julia

Julia Burnett was born on 20 May 1863, in Texas, United States as the daughter of June Burnett. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Albert W Berkley. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Grimes, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 9 June 1931, in Navasota, Grimes, Texas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Navasota, Grimes, Texas, United States.

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Albert W Berkley
Julia Burnett
Wonder Berkley
Minnie Berkley
Diana Berkley
Ruben Berkley

Sources (9)

  • Julia Berkley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Julia Barkley, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Julia Johnson in entry for Minnie Berkley, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 2

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 18

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

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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