Thomas John Burnside

15 September 1866–6 December 1939 (Age 73)
McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas John

When Thomas John Burnside was born on 15 September 1866, in McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Mason Burnside, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Prentice, was 39. He married Mary Jane Spens on 1 September 1892, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mount Pleasant Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 6 December 1939, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Thomas John Burnside
Mary Jane Spens
Marriage: 1 September 1892
Thomas LeRoy Burnside
Nathaniel Mason Burnside
Earl Burnside
John Mitchell Burnside
Leonard Burnside
Clyde Burnside
James Harred Burnside
Mary Elizabeth Burnside
Robert Burnside
Nellie Burnside
Harry Burnside

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1892Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 1
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
    Age 11
    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
    Age 20
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (central Scotland) and Irish (Ulster): habitational name from one of the many places so named (from burn- ‘stream’), especially those in Lanarkshire and West Lothian.

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

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    Thoughts About My Father

    BOOK: History of John Mason Burnside by Henry Burnside son of Thomas LeRoy Burnside; Son of John Mason Burnside and Elizabeth Prentice "Thomas …

    Sources (44)

    • Thomas G Burnside in entry for Mary Elizabeth Burnside, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Thomas J. Burnside, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Thomas J in entry for Harry Burnside and Cleo La Rue Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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