John Benjamin Burling

11 July 1917–31 October 1968 (Age 51)
Alpine, Brewster, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of John Benjamin

When John Benjamin Burling was born on 11 July 1917, in Alpine, Brewster, Texas, United States, his father, Charles Frederick Burling, was 37 and his mother, Jacqueline "Jane" Louise Ross, was 26. He married Margaret Virginia Musgrave on 10 January 1941, in Brewster, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 31 October 1968, in Alpine, Brewster, Texas, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Alpine, Brewster, Texas, United States.

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John Benjamin Burling
Margaret Virginia Musgrave
Marriage: 10 January 1941
John Benjamin "Bud" Burling

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1941Brewster, Texas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 1
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
    1929 · The Great Depression Arrives
    Age 12
    Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
    Age 14
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    probably a shortened form of Anglo-Norman French Burguillun, a variant of Old French Bourguignon ‘the Burgundian’; see Burgin .habitational name from Birling (Farm) in East Dean (Sussex), or Birling in Kent, both named from Old English Bǣrlingas ‘(the place of) Bǣrla's people’. See also Barling .possibly an altered form of Burland .

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

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    Sources (16)

    • John B Burling in household of Charles F Burling, "United States Census, 1920"
    • J B Burling, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
    • John Benjamin Burling, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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