Burdette Ray Hummer

3 May 1919–22 August 2002 (Age 83)
Kiester, Faribault, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Burdette Ray

When Burdette Ray Hummer was born on 3 May 1919, in Kiester, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, his father, Andrew Ray Hummer, was 28 and his mother, Martha M. Meyer, was 25. He married Marian Louise Fethke on 1 November 1946, in Kiester, Faribault, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Kiester Township, Faribault, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 22 August 2002, in Luverne, Rock, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Wells, Faribault, Minnesota, United States.

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Burdette Ray Hummer
Marian Louise Fethke
Marriage: 1 November 1946

Spouse and Children


    Marian Louise Fethke


1 November 1946
Kiester, Faribault, Minnesota, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Ray Hummer





World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 12

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German (Frisian): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hugi ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + mari ‘famous’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Burdett Hummer in household of Metha Hummer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Burdette R Hummer in household of Metha M Hummer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Burdette Hummer in entry for Valarie Diane Hummer, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"

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