John Fielding Burton

26 June 1872–21 October 1959 (Age 87)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Fielding

When John Fielding Burton was born on 26 June 1872, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, William Walton Burton, was 39 and his mother, Ellen Fielding, was 31. He married Harriet Martha Hale on 24 August 1892, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. He died on 21 October 1959, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Fielding Burton
Florence Adora Porter
Marriage: 15 November 1901
Mussetta Burton
William John Burton
Belle Burton
Lowell Porter Burton
James Legrand Burton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1901Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 3
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1887 · New Zealands's First National Park
    Age 15
    Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 24
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a placename that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.French (northeastern): regional variant of Berton .

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

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    Sources (43)

    • John Burton in entry for Musetta Burton, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • John Fielding Burton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • John F Burton in entry for James Legrand Burton and Maurine Marble, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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