LaVor Wright Burnham

2 January 1920–16 November 1973 (Age 53)
Kirtland, San Juan, New Mexico, United States

The Life of LaVor Wright

When LaVor Wright Burnham was born on 2 January 1920, in Kirtland, San Juan, New Mexico, United States, his father, Roy Barnett Burnham, was 38 and his mother, Lucy Rosanna Stolworthy, was 36. He married Barbara Jensen on 28 May 1940, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 16 November 1973, in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

LaVor Wright Burnham
1920–1973
Barbara Jensen
1921–1980
Marriage: 28 May 1940
Lavor Wendell Burnham
1941–1968

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 May 1940
Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 3

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 15

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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’.

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

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Story Highlight

In Answer to Our Faith and Prayers

January 2, 1920, a baby boy was born to us. Since he came to us a year after I returned from my mission we named him LaVor Wright, after two of my missionary companions. When he was eight days old h …

Sources (3)

  • Lavor Wright Burnham in household of Roy Barnett Burnham, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Lavar W Burnham in household of Roy Barnett Burnham, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Lavor Dwight Burnham in household of Roy Barnett Burnham, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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