James Wales Burnison

Male15 March 1904–9 May 1989

Brief Life History of James Wales

When James Wales Burnison was born on 15 March 1904, in Davis City, Decatur, Iowa, United States, his father, Samuel Edgar Burnison, was 22 and his mother, Jennevieve M. Cornett, was 19. He married Maude Rose Sharp on 27 October 1927, in Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1905. He died on 9 May 1989, in Thermopolis, Hot Springs, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Philip, Haakon, South Dakota, United States.

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James Wales Burnison
Maude Rose Sharp
Marriage: 27 October 1927
Gerald James Burnison
Shirley Mae Burnison
Jean Carol Burnison

Sources (14)

  • John Wailes Burnison, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • J W Burnison, "Iowa, State Census, 1905"
  • Wales Burnison in household of Samuel E Burnison, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 October 1927Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 2

    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.


    Age 7

    Historical Boundaries 1890: Fremont, Wyoming Territory, United States 1890: Fremont, Wyoming, United States 1911: Hot Springs, Wyoming, United States;


    Age 23

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Burniston (North Yorkshire). See Burleson . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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    Life Sketch

    James Wales Burnison was born on March 15th, 1904 in Davis City, Decatur County, Iowa. In 1906, when he was two years old, his mother died. He probably stayed with his grandparents, Samuel and Rachel …

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