George Neal Burns

12 August 1905–1969 (Age 63)
Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of George Neal

When George Neal Burns was born on 12 August 1905, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Celestin Cormack Burns, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Maloney, was 29. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died in 1969, in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 64.

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George Neal Burns
Florence Barthman

Spouse and Children


    Florence Barthman


Parents and Siblings

    Celestin Cormack Burns


    Elizabeth Jane Maloney




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 14

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 18

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • George Burns, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Burns in household of Celestine Burns, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Burns in entry for Abigal Anne Burns, "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1900-1964"

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