George Franklin Burnham

26 October 1839–13 September 1901 (Age 61)
McHenry, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of George Franklin

When George Franklin Burnham was born on 26 October 1839, in McHenry, Illinois, United States, his father, James Lewis Burnham Jr, was 25 and his mother, Mary Ann Huntley, was 23. He married Sarah Marinda Smith on 7 November 1862, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 13 September 1901, in Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Old Mormon Cemetery, Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado, United States.

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George Franklin Burnham
Sarah Marinda Smith
Marriage: 7 November 1862
Sarah Telitha Burnham
Amanda Evaline Burnham
Clarentine Marinda Burnham
George Francis Burnham
Mary Antoinette Burnham
Luther Kendall Burnham
Agnes Burnham
Vosco Smith Burnham
Willard Perry Burnham
Alvira Burnham
James Warren Burnham
Delilah Burnham

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  • Marriage
    7 November 1862Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 11
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 17
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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’.History: In 1635 Robert Burnham and his two brothers came from England to Ipswich, MA, after their ship was wrecked on the coast of Maine. In the mid 18th century John Burnham and his son, also called John, were among the early settlers in what became the state of VT. In 1785, the younger John Burnham established himself at Middletown, CT.

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

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    George Franklin Burnham Compiled by his daughter, Sadie Burnham Dustin

    George Franklin Burnham, son of James Lewis and Mary Ann (Huntley) Burnham, was born in Montelona, McHenry Co., Illinois, 26 October 1839. He was old enough to remember the tragic event of the …

    Sources (41)

    • George Burnham in household of Daniel Wood, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Geo F. Burnham in entry for Betsy Barnett Burnham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • George F Burnham, "United States Census, 1900"

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