Laura Burden


Brief Life History of Laura

When Laura Burden was born in 1881, in Elbert, Georgia, United States, her father, Thomas Joseph Burden, was 34 and her mother, Hester A. Caroline Pulliam, was 33. She married Berry D Skelton on 14 March 1897, in Hart, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in District 201, Elbert, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died in 1953, at the age of 72, and was buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bowman, Elbert, Georgia, United States.

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Berry D Skelton
Laura Burden
Marriage: 14 March 1897
Thomas Prangle Skelton
Horace Bethel Skelton
Julian Berry Skelton
Oscar Newton Skelton
Roy Henry Skelton

Sources (9)

  • Laura Jane Skelton in household of Berry D Skelton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura Burden, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Laura Skelton in entry for Julian Skelton and Mazelle Pulliam, "Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002"

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  • Marriage
    14 March 1897Hart, Georgia, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 0

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

    Age 12

    The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 19

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning


    (southern England, of Norman origin): from a diminutive of the ancient Germanic personal name Burdo, for which compare Burdett . Burdonus and other derivatives of the Gaulish personal name Burdo (‘mule’) are found in France, where it is rare and the similar French surname may derive instead from Old French bourdon in the sense ‘pilgrim's staff’ (compare Bourdon 1). The personal name, whether of ancient Germanic or Gaulish origin, does occur in medieval England, but rarely.

    habitational name from any of various places called Burdon or Burden. Burden in Yorkshire and Great Burdon in County Durham are named with Old English burh ‘stronghold, fortified place’ + dūn ‘hill’; Burdon in Tyne and Wear is named with Old English b̄re ‘byre’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

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