William Henry Burnett

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Burnett was born on 30 June 1842, in Lyons, Wayne, New York, United States, his father, John Burnett, was 30 and his mother, Fannie Horton, was 23. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Martha Brand. He lived in Lake, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Wauconda, Lake, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 September 1923, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Forest View Abbey Mausoleum, Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Burnett
1842–1923
Martha Brand
1844–1925
Gilbert J Burnett
1866–1952
Ada Burnett
1875–1949

Sources (17)

  • William Barnett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Henry Burnett, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • William Henry Burnett, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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