Joseph Burns

19 December 1855–24 April 1917 (Age 61)
Brampton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Burns was born on 19 December 1855, in Brampton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Burns, was 24 and his mother, Martha Fretwell, was 28. He married Eliza Jane Madden on 24 January 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Staveley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 April 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Burns
Eliza Jane Madden
Marriage: 24 January 1876
Joseph William Burns
Charles Franklin Burns
Martha Burns
Edith Burns
Alice Burns

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 January 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 2
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 17
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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

    L Harker/M Burns, In, '5 Gen'tns dft', by B Harker, 2017.

    Levi Harker, Canadian colonist and spiritual giant, had the perfect compliment in his wife, Martha Burns, to help him do so. Levi, born 16 April 1865, in Taylorsville, Utah to Joseph Harker and Susan …

    Sources (16)

    • Joseph Burns in entry for Charles Franklin Burns, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joseph Burns, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Joseph Burns, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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