Lucretia Burdick

4 April 1829–22 December 1920 (Age 91)
Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Lucretia

When Lucretia Burdick was born on 4 April 1829, in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States, her father, Thomas Burdick, was 32 and her mother, Anna Higley, was 22. She married James Franklin Burns on 25 September 1853, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in New York, United States in 1870. She died on 22 December 1920, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Franklin Burns
Lucretia Burdick
Marriage: 25 September 1853
Richard F Burns
Annie E Burns
Francis X. Burns
Thomas E Burns

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  • Marriage
    25 September 1853Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 19
    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. 
    1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated
    Age 21
    Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 28
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    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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    Sources (17)

    • Lucretia Burns, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Lucretia Burns, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Lucretia Burns, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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