Joseph Edgar Burge

26 January 1882–16 September 1951 (Age 69)
Phillipsburg, Phillips, Kansas, United States

The Life of Joseph Edgar

When Joseph Edgar Burge was born on 26 January 1882, in Phillipsburg, Phillips, Kansas, United States, his father, Henry Jasper Burge, was 44 and his mother, Angeline E. Page, was 38. He married Margaret Warren Taylor on 19 March 1912. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Buckley Election Precinct, Jefferson, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 20 years. He died on 16 September 1951, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Edgar Burge
Margaret Warren Taylor
Marriage: 19 March 1912
Virginia Burge

Spouse and Children

19 March 1912


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Jasper Burge


    Angeline E. Page




    Ethel Burge



    James Elmer Burge



    Mabel Burge


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 9

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Somerset and Dorset): variant of Bridge , Old English brycg, with metathesis of u and r, as exemplified in several place names of this origin in various parts of southern England.2 German (Bürge): from Middle High German bürge ‘bailsman’, ‘guarantor’.3 In some cases maybe an altered spelling of Swiss Bürgi ( see Burgi ).

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Sources (3)

  • Edger Burge in household of Henry Burge, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph E Burge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph E Burge, "United States Census, 1930"

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