Miles Lamoni Burns

21 December 1846–18 October 1932 (Age 85)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Miles Lamoni

When Miles Lamoni Burns was born on 21 December 1846, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Orton Warfield Burns, was 24 and his mother, Harriett Miller, was 23. He married Julia Ann Blackburn on 4 January 1872, in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Sevier, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 18 October 1932, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Miles Lamoni Burns
Julia Ann Blackburn
Marriage: 4 January 1872
William Josiah Burns
Miles Lamoni Burns Jr
Jehu Burns
Vivian Burns
Robert Burns
Idona Burns
Harriet Julia Ann Burns
Mary Melissa Burns

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  • Marriage
    4 January 1872Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 2
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 2
    The Geographic Names Information System(GNIS) indicates opened as Kane 02/17/1848. Name changed to Council Bluffs 12/10/1852.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 23
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (central Scotland and northern England): habitational name from any of various places called formerly Burnis, Burnes, or Burnhouse (named with burn- ‘stream’), especially those in Kincardineshire, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire, and possibly Argyll.English and Scottish: variant either of Burn , with post-medieval excrescent -s, or of Barnes .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin (see Byrne ), with excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    A Short History of Miles Lamoni Burns and His Relationship to Alanson William Baker

    Miles Lamoni Burns KWJ8-43J Traveled with the Jedediah M. Grant - Joseph B. Noble Company Which departed on 19 June 1847 Miles was born on 21 December 1846. Thus he was less than one year old when …

    Sources (43)

    • Miles L Burns, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Miles Lemoni Burns, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • M L Burns in entry for Richard Skillington and Melissa Burns, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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