George Standley Burnham

10 November 1872–23 September 1961 (Age 88)
Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of George Standley

When George Standley Burnham was born on 10 November 1872, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Wallace Kendall Burnham, was 34 and his mother, Lydia Standley, was 25. He married Harriet Charlotte Hallstrom on 12 September 1900. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Jerome, Jerome, Idaho, United States in 1950. He died on 23 September 1961, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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George Standley Burnham
Harriet Charlotte Hallstrom
Marriage: 12 September 1900
Gladys Burnham Wenger
Allen Huntley Burnham
Lee Hallett Burnham
Bernice Burnham

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  • Marriage
    12 September 1900
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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.
    Age 18
    Idaho is the 43rd state.
    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 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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    Sources (35)

    • George S Burnham in entry for Lee Hallett Burnham, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • George S Burnham, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • George S Burnham in entry for Lee H Burnham and Hannah Stopp, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"

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