Karl Elwyn Burgess

4 May 1919–4 April 1976 (Age 56)
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life of Karl Elwyn

When Karl Elwyn Burgess was born on 4 May 1919, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Karl Burgess, was 24 and his mother, Laura Elizabeth Owen, was 23. He married Afton Wright in December 1949. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 4 April 1976, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Hurricane, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Karl Elwyn Burgess
1919–1976
Afton Wright
1929–
Marriage: December 1949

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
December 1949

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 4

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 16

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, Old French burgeis ‘inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a (fortified) town’ ( see Burke ), especially one with municipal rights and duties. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elwyn Burgess in household of Karl Burgess, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Karl Elwyn Burgess, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Carl Elwyn Burgess, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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