Mary Kimball Burnham

18 February 1850–15 April 1931 (Age 81)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Kimball

When Mary Kimball Burnham was born on 18 February 1850, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Andrew Burnham, was 41 and her mother, Harriet Ruhamah Kimball, was 32. She married Francis Marion Allen on 27 December 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 15 April 1931, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion Allen
1834–1907
Mary Kimball Burnham
1850–1931
Marriage: 27 December 1869
Francis Marion Allen
1871–1896
Harriet Evalyn Allen
1874–1948
Charles Rial Allen
1876–1919
John Herbert Allen
1879–1962
Mahala Allen
1885–1964
Florence Helen Allen
1887–1960
Lula Janette Allen
1892–1990

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 December 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 7
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1863
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 22
    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

    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 (20)

    • Mary Bunham in entry for Harriet Evelyn Webb, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Allen in household of John R Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Burnham Allen, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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