Mary Elizabeth Burt

Female1 October 1895–22 February 1932

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Burt was born on 1 October 1895, in Fannin, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Henry Roberts Burt, was 46 and her mother, Francis A. Bailey, was 28. She married Cozy Cleveland Gay on 4 March 1912, in Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Carter, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Hewitt Township, Carter, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 22 February 1932, at the age of 36, and was buried in Crow Cemetery, Orr, Love, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cozy Cleveland Gay
1892–1975
Mary Elizabeth Burt
1895–1932
Marriage: 4 March 1912
Kitty Elizabeth Gay
1914–1999
Cozy Clyde Gay
1917–1994
Clarence Brin Gay
1920–2010
Clint Ople Gay
1921–2001
Cordie Mae Gay
1924–2002
Berry Jo Gay
1929–2006

Sources (9)

  • Emma Gay in household of Cleve C Gay, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Burt, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Mary E. Gay, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1912Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (16)

    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    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.

    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

    Age 6

    "Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 11

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): variant of Bird , Bright , or Burd .

    German: Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly.

    Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Burd .

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

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