Nora Lee Burr

13 September 1927–13 December 2010 (Age 83)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Nora Lee

When Nora Lee Burr was born on 13 September 1927, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Leroy Burr, was 33 and her mother, Florence Eugena Bergstrom, was 34. She married Robert Anthony Bennett on 2 July 1945. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 13 December 2010, in Bellflower, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Covina, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Anthony Bennett
Nora Lee Burr
Marriage: 2 July 1945
Steven Robert Bennett

Spouse and Children

2 July 1945


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 10

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain origin. Reaney explains this as a nickname for a person who is difficult to shake off, from Middle English bur(r) ‘bur’ (a seedhead that sticks to clothing). Burre occurs as a surname or byname as early as 1185 , but the vocabulary word is not recorded in OED until the 14th century. Another possibility is derivation from Old English būr ‘small dwelling or building’ (modern English bower), but there are phonological difficulties here too.2 German: perhaps a variant spelling of Bur , or a topographic name from Burr(e) ‘mound’, ‘hill’, or in the south a variant of Burrer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nora Lee Burr in household of Le Roy Burr, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Nora Lee Burr in household of Le Roy Burr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nora Lee Burr in household of Leroy Burr, "United States Census, 1940"

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