Thomas Henry Burdick

20 November 1837–10 March 1876 (Age 38)
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Henry

When Thomas Henry Burdick was born on 20 November 1837, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas Burdick, was 41 and his mother, Anna Higley, was 30. He married Mary Lodemia Yager on 5 February 1866, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in San Gabriel Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1860 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 10 March 1876, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Thomas Henry Burdick
Mary Lodemia Yager
Marriage: 5 February 1866
Jacob Henry Burdick
Augusta M Burdick

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 February 1866San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 11
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1848 · Mexico Cedes California Nine Days After Gold Is Found
    Age 11
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which ended the Mexican-American War. Mexico ceded 525,000 square miles of land, including what is now California. Gold had been found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, only nine days prior to signing the treaty.

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex): nickname from an unrecorded Middle English burre-dokke ‘burdock’, the name of a prickly plant with burrs and dock-like leaves (usually Arctium lappa), common on waste ground. It may have been given to someone of a prickly temperament or perhaps to someone with a hoarse voice.Possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch Boerdijk: habitational name from a settlement named Boerdijk, composed of boer ‘peasant, farmer, countryman’ and dijk ‘dike’.History: Robert Burdick was a freeman of Newport, RI, in 1655.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Close Encounter of the Indian Kind

    Alden Burdick, Jr Thomas Burdick, and others Joseph Fielding Smith told a story that happened when he was nine years old in which William Warner Major played a minor roll. It took place at Winter Q …

    Sources (15)

    • Thomas H Burdick in entry for Mary L Burdick, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thomas H Burdick in household of Thomas Burdick, "United States Census, 1860"
    • T H Burdick, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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