Perry Ezekiel Burnham

19 December 1877–20 January 1957 (Age 79)
Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life of Perry Ezekiel

When Perry Ezekiel Burnham was born on 19 December 1877, in Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Adelbert Lewis Burnham, was 33 and his mother, Martha Sylvia Clark, was 23. He married Elizabeth V Saunders on 3 December 1912, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 20 January 1957, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Perry Ezekiel Burnham
Elizabeth V Saunders
Marriage: 3 December 1912
Virginia Burnham

Spouse and Children

3 December 1912
Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States


    Virginia Burnham


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1883 · First Telephone in Bountiful

Age 6

The first telephone in Bountiful was hooked up in the home of Richard Duerden, a shop owner and prominent business man in northern Utah. It was used to communicate between businesses in Ogden and Salt Lake City.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Burnham. Those in Buckinghamshire (Burnham Beeches), Norfolk (various villages), and Essex (Burnham-on-Crouch) are named with Old English burna ‘stream’ + hām ‘homestead’. In the case of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, however, the second element is Old English hamm ‘water meadow’, while Burnham in Lincolnshire is named from brunnum, dative plural of Old Norse brunnr ‘spring’, originally used after a preposition, i.e. ‘(at) the springs’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Perry E Burnham in household of Adelbert L Burnham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Perry E. Burnham in household of Adelbert Burnham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Perry E Burnham, "United States Census, 1940"

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