John Alfred Burningham

Brief Life History of John Alfred

When John Alfred Burningham was born on 12 April 1892, in Auburn, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, his father, John Henry Burningham, was 23 and his mother, Emma Ann Corbridge, was 20. He married Rhoda Clark on 27 June 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Election Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 26 January 1987, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 94.

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John Alfred Burningham
Rhoda Clark
Marriage: 27 June 1917
Wayne Sterling Burningham
Stanley Clark Burningham
Douglas Burningham

Sources (34)

  • John A Burningham, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John Alfred Burningham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • John Alfred Burningham, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1896 · Utah becomes a state

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English (Surrey and Hampshire): variant of Birmingham .

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

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Notes by John Alfred Burningham

When 4 years 5 Months old His Father and Mother drove a wagon to Farmington Utah for the Funeral of Henry Barrett. His wife was sick and died 10 day latter. Mary Sessions was in attendance With Jo …

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