Frederick Clair Burris

4 April 1894–16 February 1985 (Age 90)
Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Frederick Clair

When Frederick Clair Burris was born on 4 April 1894, in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Amos Burris, was 39 and his mother, Lydia Isadore Colyer, was 38. He lived in Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 16 February 1985, in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Duncannon, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Frederick Clair Burris
Mary Elizabeth Parsons

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Amos Burris


    Lydia Isadore Colyer




    William Burris


    Isaac Newton Burris


    Effie May Burris




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Burrows .2 Possibly an altered form of German Börries or Borr(i)es ( see Burress ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fred C Burris in household of Amos C Burris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred C Burris in household of Amos Burris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frederic C Burris in household of Amos Burris, "United States Census, 1910"

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