William Wallace Burt

22 February 1880–5 November 1971 (Age 91)
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of William Wallace

When William Wallace Burt was born on 22 February 1880, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, John Davidson Burt III, was 53 and his mother, Elizabeth Snowball, was 33. He married Mary Viroqua Nelson on 21 January 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in World for about 35 years. He died on 5 November 1971, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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William Wallace Burt
Mary Viroqua Nelson
Marriage: 21 January 1903
Ralph Nelson Burt
Stewart Nelson Burt
Wayne Nelson Burt
Eugene Nelson Burt
Morris Nelson Burt
Roma Burt
Elizabeth Burt
Alonzo Nelson Burt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1903Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    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.
    1890 · The Tabernacle is Dedicated
    Age 10
    On October 26, 1890, the Tabernacle was dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
    Age 24
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): variant of Bird , Bright , or Burd .German: Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly.Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Burd .

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

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    Story Highlight

    John Davidson Burt & Elizabeth Patterson parents of David Patterson Burt

    John Davidson Burt: Came to America on the ship ERIN'S QUEEN which left Liverpool, England, on 7 Sep 1848 and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 28 Oct 1848. The church leader was Simeon Carter. …

    Sources (62)

    • W W Burt in entry for Ralph N Burt, "Hawaii, Births and Baptisms, 1843-1909"
    • William Wallace Burt, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Walace Burt in entry for Ivan Deleon Iverson and Elizabeth Burt, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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