Martha Esther Burrows

Brief Life History of Martha Esther

When Martha Esther Burrows was born on 1 December 1864, in Bernadotte Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States, her father, Moses Burrows, was 35 and her mother, Ann Hunter, was 31. She married Toutan Lee Hulvey on 9 April 1891, in Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 14 August 1934, in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Toutan Lee Hulvey
Martha Esther Burrows
Marriage: 9 April 1891
Faith Lee Hulvey
Jesse Hazel Hulvey
Ruth Hulvey
Ruby Helen Hulvey

Sources (14)

  • Martha Burrows in household of Moses Burrows, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha E. Hulvey, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Mattie, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning


variant of Burrow , with excrescent -s.

(mainly Sheffield): occasionally also a topographic name or occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a house with a chamber for conducting manorial business (Middle English bour, Old English būr ‘bower, chamber’, + hous ‘house’). Compare Burroughs and Burris .

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

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