Almira Vilate Burgess

9 February 1892–16 April 1969 (Age 77)
Blue Valley, Wayne, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Almira Vilate

When Almira Vilate Burgess was born on 9 February 1892, in Blue Valley, Wayne, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Hyrum William Burgess, was 54 and her mother, Agnes Smith, was 40. She married David Moroni Canfield on 16 December 1913, in Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States in 1920 and Utah, United States in 1925. She died on 16 April 1969, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Moroni Canfield
1891–1974
Almira Vilate Burgess
1892–1969
Marriage: 16 December 1913
Herald H Canfield
1921–1962
Arnold M Canfield
1927–1996
Doyle Canfield
1929–2007

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 December 1913
Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States
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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 4

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, Old French burgeis ‘inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a (fortified) town’ ( see Burke ), especially one with municipal rights and duties. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Almita Burgess Canfield in household of David Canfield, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Canfield in household of David Canfield, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • David Canfield in household of David Canfield, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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