Joseph Archie Burns

14 February 1922–8 November 1980 (Age 58)
Memphis, Hall, Texas, United States

The Life of Joseph Archie

When Joseph Archie Burns was born on 14 February 1922, in Memphis, Hall, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Martin Burns, was 50 and his mother, Lillie Nevada Tickle, was 32. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Hall, Texas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 8 November 1980, in Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 58.

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Joseph Archie Burns
Margaret Pauline Oliver
Marriage: October 1973

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    Margaret Pauline Oliver


October 1973
Santa Clara, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 12

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 19

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or streams, from the Middle English nominative plural or genitive singular of burn ( see Bourne ).2 Scottish: variant of Burnhouse, habitational name from a place named with burn ‘stream’ + house ‘house’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin ( see Byrne ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Archie Burns in household of Thomas T Burns, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Archie J Burns in household of Thomas M Burns, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph A Burns, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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