Edith Rae Burgess

18 November 1923–17 September 2001 (Age 77)
View, Cassia, Idaho, United States

The Life of Edith Rae

When Edith Rae Burgess was born on 18 November 1923, in View, Cassia, Idaho, United States, her father, Joseph Oscar Burgess, was 24 and her mother, Olive Myrl Wrigley, was 22. She married Keplar Cyrus Tolman on 18 September 1941, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 17 September 2001, in Antelope, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Roseville, Placer, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Keplar Cyrus Tolman
1920–2005
Edith Rae Burgess
1923–2001
Marriage: 18 September 1941
Karen Tolman
1942–1997

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 September 1941
Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Edith Ray Burgess Tolman in household of Keplar Cyrus Tolman, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Edith Rae Burgess Tolman in household of Keplar Cyrus Tolman, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Edith Rae Burgess Tolman in household of Keplar Cyrus Tolman, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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