Voscoe Leon Burnham

22 January 1905–18 May 1983 (Age 78)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Voscoe Leon

When Voscoe Leon Burnham was born on 22 January 1905, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, George Francis Burnham, was 34 and his mother, Euphemia Jane Irvine, was 33. He married Ardella Moyes Leavitt on 18 August 1931, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1905 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 May 1983, in Anaheim, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Voscoe Leon Burnham
1905–1983
Evelyn Martha Horsley
1912–2003
Marriage: 5 May 1937

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1937Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 1
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
    1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot
    Age 3
    Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.
    1927
    Age 22
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Burnum
    Burnam

    Sources (19)

    • Burnham, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Leon Vosco Burnham, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Leon Burnham in entry for Leon Cordell Burnham and Sally Anne Stewart, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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