Mrs. Mary Burdekin

Female15 May 1912–5 December 1975

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mrs. Mary Burdekin was born on 15 May 1912, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George W Burdekin, was 29 and her mother, Eliza Hodkin, was 21. She died on 5 December 1975, in Barnstaple, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 63.

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

    1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

    Age 2

    After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.

    1939 · Britain Enters World War II

    Age 27

    Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

    Name Meaning

    English: of uncertain origin; perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English * burdekin, a diminutive of burde ‘young lady, maiden’ ( see Burd ), but the absence of medieval forms in -kin and the change of -kin to -can would be unexpected.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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