Horace Burch

15 October 1829–9 April 1919 (Age 89)
Westfield, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of Horace

When Horace Burch was born on 15 October 1829, in Westfield, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, Oliver Wheeler Burch, was 28 and his mother, Mary Sprague Tower, was 21. He married Mary Ann Deer on 2 September 1852, in Waterford, Saratoga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. He died on 9 April 1919, in Corry, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Horace Burch
Mary Ann Deer
Marriage: 2 September 1852
John Arthur Burch
Oliver B Burch
Mary Elizabeth Burch
Horace Elmer Burch
Henry A Burch

Spouse and Children


    Mary Ann Deer


2 September 1852
Waterford, Saratoga, New York, United States


    John Arthur Burch


    Oliver B Burch


    Mary Elizabeth Burch


    Horace Elmer Burch


    Henry A Burch


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Birch .2 North German: habitational name from any of several places called Burg, in northern Germany originally denoting a fortified town or a fortified residence within a town. The form reflects the north German pronunciation of Burg.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Horace Burch, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Horace Burch, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Horace Burch, "New York State Census, 1865"

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