Thomas Willard Burrows

22 July 1855–4 December 1936 (Age 81)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas Willard

When Thomas Willard Burrows was born on 22 July 1855, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Burrows, was 40 and his mother, Mary Capers, was 35. He married Mary Ann Douglas on 22 April 1878, in Bordesley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1870. He died on 4 December 1936, in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Willard Burrows
Mary Ann Douglas
Marriage: 22 April 1878

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22 April 1878
Bordesley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 8

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, Old English beorg, a cognate of Old High German berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ ( see Berg ). This name has become confused with derivatives of Old English burh ‘fort’ ( see Burke ). Reaney suggests a further derivation from Old English būr ‘bower’ + hūs ‘house’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Burrne in household of Charles Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas W Burrows, "United States Census, 1930"
  • 1910 United States Census Thos W Burrows

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